Every week I think I’ll spend Sunday explaining to you how I came up with “Sunday Offering” but then I have something else I want to share with you and I never do. Same goes for this week… I have a fun Sunday Offering that I can’t wait to share. So, I decided, today would be the day I explained it. I thought about posting my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. But don’t worry… I’ll do that next week.
As I planned to start blogging again, I knew I wanted at least one weekly post. One post that had a catchy name and people could count on. Even if I didn’t post anything else that week, I’d post that one thing. Years ago, when I had the Sugar Derby blog, it was Miniature Monday. Every Monday I would post a different miniature food recipe. And it was great! It was the anchor of the blog… and everyone loved it. See for yourself….
Miniature Taco Salad
Miniature Sub Sandwich
Miniature Sheet Cake
Y’ALLLLL!!!! A MINIATURE SHEET CAKE!
What is happening?!?!?
I was definitely ahead of my time on that one. If I would have stuck with that… I’d be famous. Or at least have a lot of followers. There is a difference, right? 😉
Anyways, I digress.
Back to Sunday Offering. I wanted something a little more meaningful than a miniature food this go around. (not that mini foods are not meaningful!) As we were cleaning out the attic of Smirl Chapel, we found the old church “register board”. You know? The board where they post last weeks attendance and offering and enrollment. It was an amazing find. That building is 121 years old. And I can only imagine that this board has been a part of it for the majority of its life.
It only had part of the last slide on it. You could clearly read the word “Sunday” and partially read the word “Offering”.
And then… a few weeks later… as we were cleaning up another part of the chapel… Evan found this.
The other part to the board. This one piece of card board had lasted all these years in that building.
I think it took me another week to connect those dots. To connect those winks. To see that I was trying to figure out what the anchor of my blog would be. Something with a catchy name that had a weekday in it. Something that meant something. And then, Sunday Offering was born.
As a child, I watched my parents give in the Sunday offering every week. Some weeks it was a lot, some weeks it was a little… but they always gave. And they always gave with a cheerful heart. In 2 Corinthians it says “Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”
So that is my goal for Sunday Offering. To always give. It may be a little. It may be a lot. But it will always be with cheerful heart. And I hope you enjoy every single one of them.