"I have exhibited to YOU in all things that by thus laboring YOU must assist those who are weak, and must bear in mind the words of the Lord Jesus, when he himself said, 'There is more happiness in giving than there is in receiving.' " Acts 20:35
So, I've enjoyed my little blog space for a while now. Its been a place to share DT work, talk about my family and what I'm making or doing. Lately though, I've been wondering what more I could do and how I could use my blog to assist in that.
After taking into consideration the scripture above, seeing the need for assistance growing in my local area and around the world I knew I wanted to do something more than observe. Then last night after talking to a fellow blogger and supporter of good causes, Carole, I thought of a new blog aspect I'd like to include.
Doing with Purpose: Little Helping Hands.
I like to craft and sew and there is only so much I can do for my own girls. After reading about the Skirting the Issue Project I realized I could do more. Then, it occurred to me that there are so many aspects of charity that could use the help of crafters like me and many I have met online. My brain has been spinning with ideas all night, literally making it difficult to sleep.
If I am going to do this blog and spend time on it I want it to have a greater purpose than self promotion. I want it to continue as my escape but also be a place that contributes to others. A little piece of me that makes a difference even if it just on a very small scale. In order to accomplish that you may find several changes on my blog in the near future.
1) I'll be listing my sites between paper crafts sites and sewing sites for those who would like to explore some of the wonderful people I've encountered on the world wide web. These are the places that I find inspiring and down-right friendly.
2) You'll also have a greater list of charitable organizations that are looking for support from generous crafters like you and me. I'll have them organized by type of charity. I will not be promoting anything political, controversial or that promotes religious views that conflict with my own, there are reasons for that and I hope you will respect my decision for this standing. If you do know of an organization that could promoting then please, by all means offer a suggestion. I'll investigate each suggestion and if I feel comfortable with it I will add a link and help you spread the word. If I do not choose to promote then please do not feel offended, as I mentioned I can only promote things that I feel comfortable with that do not cause me personal conflict regarding my own beliefs and standings. I will respect your blogs and your personal preferences as well.
3) Personal posts will still be here. However will be scheduled for once a week tid-bits to help my long-distance family and friends keep up with my little ones and our adventures. A highlights reel so-to-speak.
4) I hope to have these changes implemented in the next week so stay tuned, it should be a fun ride for all if I do this right. I may also return to the occasional give away post just to keep things interesting.
Thanks for sticking with my post to the end. I hope to see more traffic and sponsor some drives to assist those in our extended worldwide family of fellow human beings. Any comments or suggestions would be much appreciated.
Keep Your Hands Busy!