mordecaimakara:

iloverennerhawkeye:

chainofaffection:

beyoncesugarbaby:

licquoricebitch:

chainofaffection:

Have you ever come across a homeless individual and felt totally uncomfortable?

You see them and you know they are in need, but you are not sure what to do. You know that handing them money is not the best thing. But, you also see that they clearly have some needs. Their lips are chapped. They are hungry. They are thirsty. They are asking for help.

How can you help?

Here is a simple idea - blessing bags.
This was such an easy project. We are now going to keep a few “Blessing Bags” in our car so that when we do happen to see someone on the streets who is homeless, we can hand them a Blessing Bag. I first learned of these bags from my friend, Julie. I am using the picture of her bags (see above) because the ones we took were taken in horrible lighting and turned out really grainy and hard to see what is inside of them.

If you’d like to make your own Blessing Bags, this is what you would need:

Gallon size Ziplock bags
items to go in the bags, such as:
chap stick
packages of tissues
toothbrush and toothpaste
comb
soap
trail mix
granola bars
crackers
pack of gum
band aids
mouthwash
coins (could be used to make a phone call, or purchase a food item)
hand wipes
you could also put in a warm pair of socks, and maybe a Starbucks gift card

Assemble all the items in the bags, and maybe throw in a note of encouragement. Seal the bags and stow in your car for a moment of providence.

This would be a great activity to do with some other families. Each family could bring one of the items going into the bags (ex: toothbrushes). Set up all the items around a table and walk around it with the ziplocks and fill the bags.

http://kwavs.blogspot.com/2011/05/blessing-bags-how-to.html

oh man i wanna do this

mee tooo. im bout to go to the dollar tree and rack up or a wholesale store.

All these reblogs make me so happy to see. So many amazing people on tumblr

random acts if kindness

please include a couple pairs of socks actually! Socks are among the most highly desired clothing item for homeless individuals

mordecaimakara:

iloverennerhawkeye:

chainofaffection:

beyoncesugarbaby:

licquoricebitch:

chainofaffection:

Have you ever come across a homeless individual and felt totally uncomfortable?
You see them and you know they are in need, but you are not sure what to do. You know that handing them money is not the best thing. But, you also see that they clearly have some needs. Their lips are chapped. They are hungry. They are thirsty. They are asking for help.
How can you help?
Here is a simple idea - blessing bags.

This was such an easy project. We are now going to keep a few “Blessing Bags” in our car so that when we do happen to see someone on the streets who is homeless, we can hand them a Blessing Bag. I first learned of these bags from my friend, Julie. I am using the picture of her bags (see above) because the ones we took were taken in horrible lighting and turned out really grainy and hard to see what is inside of them.

If you’d like to make your own Blessing Bags, this is what you would need:
Gallon size Ziplock bags
items to go in the bags, such as:
chap stick
packages of tissues
toothbrush and toothpaste
comb
soap
trail mix
granola bars
crackers
pack of gum
band aids
mouthwash
coins (could be used to make a phone call, or purchase a food item)
hand wipes
you could also put in a warm pair of socks, and maybe a Starbucks gift card
Assemble all the items in the bags, and maybe throw in a note of encouragement. Seal the bags and stow in your car for a moment of providence.
This would be a great activity to do with some other families. Each family could bring one of the items going into the bags (ex: toothbrushes). Set up all the items around a table and walk around it with the ziplocks and fill the bags.

oh man i wanna do this

mee tooo. im bout to go to the dollar tree and rack up or a wholesale store.

All these reblogs make me so happy to see. So many amazing people on tumblr

random acts if kindness

please include a couple pairs of socks actually! Socks are among the most highly desired clothing item for homeless individuals

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The Cutting Room Floor

The Cutting Room Floor

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Some things never make it past the first draft  when you write.  8757168

Sometimes a favorite idea, a favorite passage, a turn of phrase, must be sacrificed to the Gods of Writing. This was the case with my original opening for my upcoming story The Fourth Act. I wanted to use a beloved bedtime story to act as a moral compass for my protagonist, so I began to craft a fairytale about angels living in…

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Check out the HOT Cover for CAMPUS CRAVINGS… just in time for school

COVER REVEAL: Campus Cravings - Coming Soon!

Oh Look! My friends have a new anthology coming out August 25th with a hot new cover revealed today!  CAMPUS CRAVINGS CampusCravings_HigherLearningMMBoxedSet_eBookHiRes Welcome to Cathia University, where school is in session! Nine of today’s hottest gay romance authors have crafted brand-new interrelated novellas celebrating everything wonderful about college, with over 200,000 words featuring sophisticated professors, sexy teaching…

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I wasn’t expecting to feel so much pain with my coffee.

I wasn’t expecting to feel so much pain with my coffee.

LEF_options2I love my friends. They keep me hooked into what’s going on in the world, both internal and external. And they’re a wild, random, brilliant bunch, spanning generations. So I wasn’t expecting to be wrenched out of my casual preparations for an afternoon of writing by a FaceBook link to a Salon article  about the “Rise of the Warrior Cop”  I certainly wasn’t expecting the tears. Regardless of what…

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Run Like A Girl…

Run Like A Girl…

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When did being “Like a Girl” become an insult?

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Too Much Noise - Time to Focus on the Possible

Too Much Noise – Time to Focus on the Possible

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L.E. Franks: The Fourth Act

L.E. Franks: The Fourth Act

lefranks:

My Perspective – today I blogged over at Michael Rupured’s blog…

Originally posted on Michael Rupured:

Perspective is important for a writer. And I’ve discovered I have none. Not really.

Gone are all the illusions that I once held about my writing talent—that it is inviolate and absolute…and as ready to leap to my call as the first gush of water from a turn of the spigot.

Last November…

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Time For Bed

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The Simplest Medium Can Inspire Art.

The Simplest Medium Can Inspire Art.

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What Inspires You?

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Mmmm… love another cup.

Mmmm… love another cup.