During this Lenten season I’ve been thinking about my own commitment to God, asking myself if I am doing enough? God has challenged me by opening so many doors! I have to compartmentalize my thoughts by which door I am going through. 🤯
When praying for a purpose, and feeling inadequate about my level of commitment to Him, a door opened. That was 10 years ago when God put Easter Baskets in my heart. I remember telling a friend about it and the next day there were 50 Easter baskets on my porch!
When friends ask me how I find the time to volunteer, I chuckle to myself because I remember my friend telling me that her dad always said “when you have the time you don’t have the money, when you have the money you don’t have the time! 😁
I’m not a good multitasker, so I have to clear the table before I can start the dishes! But when God opens another door for me, I take a leap of faith and walk through that door. It can be scary, especially when you don’t know what’s on the other side, but you do know what’s in your heart so you follow that. I’m just one person, how can I make a difference?
After the baskets showed up on my porch, I went to the dollar store and bought some toys and candy. I intended on filling all 50 baskets. Friends started hearing about my need for Easter grass, candy and items, within a couple of days I had bags of candy delivered to my house, along with coloring books and crayons. That first year we proudly delivered about 50 baskets to children that live in homeless shelters.
The next Easter I got a call from my friend who had dropped off the 50 Easter baskets and she said are you doing the baskets again? Ten years later, we delivered over 400 Easter baskets to kids in need! We’ve added new charitable organizations to our list of recipients.
We proudly delivered to:
Kids Matter, Inc
Sojourner Truth House
The Cathedral Center
The Salvation Army
The Waukesha Women’s Center