Saturday, May 1, 2010

True Inspiration


A while back I read the book The Same Kind of Different As Me.  It is a book written by Ron Hall and Denver Moore.  Ron Hall is a millionaire who becomes friends with a homeless man, Denver.  I am now reading their 2nd book What difference do it make?  These books really make you question your life and what you are doing to help others.  In the 2nd book, different  people share small stories about  how they were inspired by the first book.  A woman named Mandy was inspired to invent Blessing Banks

The home page states:

Welcome to the home of the Blessing Bank®. Handmade keepsakes that teach children "it is more blessed to give than to receive."

Based on Jesus' words in Acts 20:35, Blessing Banks are more than a gift; they are a lifelong lesson in the blessing of giving. They are available in handcrafted hardwoods for boys and girls, hand-painted ceramic and also in a hammered, silver-plated option. And Little Blessing Bags are a convenient way for collected change to bless someone with an immediate need.

Boys Bank

Girls Bank

Ceramic banks are also available. 

I am not trying to advertise.  I just read Mandy’s story and thought it was worth sharing.  She has Cystic Fibrosis and is unable to have or be around children.  Unfortunately, she very much loves children and this was her way to play a part in influencing the life of a child. 

If you like to read I don’t think you will be disappointed in the books. 



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