Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween Is Time For Blessing!

. . . remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, 
"It is more blessed to give than to receive." (Acts 20:35b)

Halloween is such a great opportunity to connect with the community and with our neighbors. As a kid, I always liked going trick-or-treating because I liked candy . . . and money too. Some people gave us money! Some people also assembled little goodie bags that had more than one thing in it! I always thought it was so nice of them to be so generous. Some actually made the bags cute even.

Now thought, I enjoy passing out the candy just as much.  I really don't know my neighbors very well at all.  In fact, I know only a few and very little about them.  So I thought maybe I could make a connection with some by making some little goodie bags for our trick-or-treaters.  We generally don't get too many kids. Last year, we just handed out two bags of KitKats. So, the cats and I went to work. I just used some zip-lock bags and stuffed several different kinds of candy in them with a tract for kids telling them about Jesus love, my "business card" that lists my blogs with a printed note on the back telling them about our upcoming puppet show for children on Dec. 12 at 11:00 a.m. at Parma Heights Baptist Church. Gerard and I are both puppeteers.

Yesterday, Gerard and I both had fun running a marble rolling game, handing out candy and seeing many cute costumes at our Fall Festival. I always like to see the children have a great time and liked giving them candy. I think there were 20 games set up, a short move, free popcorn and cider, a bake sale and a hayride minus the hay.

I am excited to pass out these goodie bags tonight. What are you giving to your trick-or-treaters? In the PLAIN DEALER, one man said he was giving out money wrappers (without the money, just the wrappers).

Have a happy, fun and safe Halloween and please help us choose a new name for this blog by voting in our poll at the top left!

We announced our Stephen King Spectacular Giveaway Winners. Our pets did the picking and would like you to see them working so you don't think they just lay around all day.

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Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Karen...oh goodness...that sweet little kitty cat in your photo looks just like one that belongs to a neighbor here in the apartment complex. The only difference being that "my cat" doesn't have a tail. I call her "my cat" because I love her to bits. She belongs to a neighbor, but the neighbor doesn't take care of it or feed it often. That's where all my other neighbors come in :) :) I'm glad your sweet little kitty was helping with candy bags :) :)
Oh, y ou know what, I remember getting goody bags as a kid and Bible tracts, too!!! One lady made homemade popcorn balls and wrapped them in colored celophane paper ;) :) That was fun!!! I think what you're doing is WONDERFUL...a great way to get your blog out there, and share the love of Jesus at the same time :) :) I pray that those candy goody bags will reach just the right families tonight!!! Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

BeadedTail said...

The kids are going to enjoy your goodie bags! Good thing you had Manny and Spunky Doodle's help putting the goodie bags together! We don't get many trick or treaters but my husband will pass out candy to whoever comes and I'll stay downstairs with Angel and Sadie. Isabella just sleeps on the couch since nothing phases her at all - she's extremely mellow!

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