Once a month a friend from church hosts a stamping club where she teaches whoever wants to attend all about rubber stamping–specifically how to make beautiful cards. She and her daughter are so talented. I took both my girls and we had a great time. It is so nice to sit around a big table with family and friends! We had such nice fellowship tonight. And we came home with 21 new cards.

Another friend and I were talking about how this is a useful skill for a girl to learn. It can be such a blessing to be able to send a homemade card or note to someone. I know it would certainly brighten my day.

I want my girls to use their talents and skills to bless others first. Our Keepers at Home book has a badge called “Others” that can be earned. Here’s what it has to say about serving others:

Living for and loving others is a major key to a joyful Christian
life. A wise girl often asks herself the question “How can I show the love
of God toward others today?” If she follows through in a personal way, she
will find the sweet peace and contentment that comes from obeying God’s command
to love our neighbor.

One of the requirements to earn the badge is to memorize this poem called Others:

Lord, help me live from day to day
In such a self-forgetful way,
That even when I kneel to pray,
My prayer shall be for others.

Others, Lord, yes, others,
Let this my motto be:
Help me to live for others,
That I may live like Thee.

Help me in all the work I do
To ever be sincere and true,
And know that all I’d do for You
Must need be done for others.

Let “self” be crucified and slain
And buried deep: and all in vain
May efforts be to rise again,
Unless to live for others.
~Charles D. Meigs

Now wouldn’t a girl be beautiful if she lived that out in her life daily? Wouldn’t we all?

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