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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Count Your Blessings!

I am now into my third week as Director of the Homeless Shelter in our home town.  We have have been so blessed to have so many wonderful folks who have stopped by and blessed us financially and with much needed items for the residents.  I have worked long hard days but today I want to count my blessings and the blessings of the shelter.

The wonderful folks from our local sleep outfitters blessed us with new mattresses.  The guy who drove the truck and delivered the mattresses took his day off to travel 2 hours one way to make sure we got the donated mattresses,.  The owner of the local store came and helped us get the mattresses upstairs.  I thank God for people who are willing to give from what they have and to give freely of their time.

On Sunday the Native American Alriders Motorcyle club had a fundraiser ride for the shelter.  They were a great group and stopped by on the ride and toured the shelter.  They raised over $500.00 for the shelter.

The 4th grade class of Central Baptist Church in Corbin Ky brought new Bibles and toiletries for the residents.  Several of our residents needed Bibles.  It was so wonderful to see the excitement on their faces.  They each had their Bibles in Bible study this morning.

We take so many things for granted.  Most of us have several Bibles. We can take a bath or shower when we want.  We get to lay down in a warm comfy bed.  We may not be wealthy but we have what we need.  There are those who do not have these things.  Today I am thankful......

  I am thankful for those who are willing to give to others.




  1. Isn't it great how God always knows and sends us what we need? Thanks for the reminder, sometimes I'm afraid I take to many things for granted.
    Have a good week, Annette

  2. Good for you.... our only homeless shelter here in our town closed a few years ago....... I hated it.. years before that I wanted to be the director of the shelter, knowing that I could run it so much better...... I had worked for the Salvation Army for 9 years and run both the thrift store and the office for the social work.. Things did not work out for me, sooooooooooo I pray that you do a wonderful job ...... shelters are so needed.....

  3. What a big and much needed job. Those people that come to your shelter are going to feel the love of Jesus. Loved hearing about the volunteers that helped you out. Really enjoyed reading about it.

  4. Have a blessed Easter my friend..... HE has Risen!

    I left a long comment last night..... wonder where it went! Oh well...... I will pray for your shelter... I was social worker for Salvation Army for 9 years..... I so understand the challenges.......

  5. May more blessings come your way! What a grand thing- when others step up and give a hand up to someone who is in their time of need.
    Great work, lady, in inspiring others to share.
    Hugs- Tete

  6. Praise the Lord! God is good. Have a Blessed week!

  7. Patty that is wonderful. It must be very rewarding to see the community help. We don't live too far apart. About an hour and 1/2. I am north of Knoxville.

  8. Hey Patty,

    What a very heart warming post. Watching the hands and feet of Christ is definately a sweet blessing. Praying for you and your new ministry. Take care and have a wonderful Easter.


  9. It's so wonderful that so many people are stepping up to help!

  10. Patty, just wanted you to know that my husband and I are keeping you, and your family in our prayers. Hope all is well with you. Blessings.


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