I've shared before that I love encouraging my church family. Although it's something I really enjoy, I confess that there have been times that the notes I've been thinking for people have never made it to paper.
I'm determined to change.
Recently I was browsing the school supply aisle at W*lmart. I just love that aisle, particularly this time of year when it's loaded with crisp new notebooks, pens, highlighters, pencil boxes, etc. It makes me think of bouquets of sharpened pencils (quick...name the movie!), and a sparkling clean slate.
Ahem...back to the point.
So, while I was perusing the notebooks, I found these adorable things:
I was inspired!
So, I snatched one up and decided to make it my "Ministry Notebook". It's got a pocket in the front, and 3 sections.
The first section will be prayer concerns. I keep the notebook in my church bag, so that I can write down prayer concerns in one spot, rather than jotting notes in my Sunday School book or on the bulletin (only to be forgotten later). I'll have a list of people to pray for every week!
The second section is for those I haven't seen in a while. As an adult Sunday School teacher, I need to keep track of the people who haven't been in class lately. I can look at my roll sheet and jot down names, so that I remember to contact them with a call or card.
The last section is for birthdays & anniversaries. When we get our newsletter every month, I'll jot down the birthdays & anniversaries of those in my class so that I can send cards.
I'm setting aside time every Sunday afternoon to write the cards for the week or month ahead. I can put them in the pocket until it's time to mail them. I know this is going to make a big difference in my life & my approach to ministry.
I'm so excited!!! Laura, you're starting to rub off on me!