From My Heart

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight. – Proverbs 3:5-6 -NIV

Secret Sister Helpful Hints

 Here are a few tips on how to encourage your Secret Sisters that have helped me.

1)  Remember to pray daily for your Secret Sister. 

2) Drop her a note or card OFTEN to let her know you are thinking of her.

3) Remember her on special occasions and/or holidays with a gift or card. Be creative- a gift certificate for a cup of coffee and pie, a ticket to the movies, homemade cookies, any homemade gift, flowers sent to where she works, flowers from your garden, a basket of fruit or vegetables from your garden…the list could be endless. The object is not always to spend money, but to be faithful ALL YEAR. Mark your calendar NOW with your Secret Sister’s birthday, anniversary, and any other important day.

4)  Be in tune to when your Secret Sister is not at church and find out why! A get well card means a lot! To know that they were missed is very important.

5) Or, if she is there every Sunday, let her know that you notice and appreciate her faithfulness. Is she a Sunday School teacher, on a committee, a child care provider? Tell her THANK YOU!

6)  Holidays are a fun time to do something special for her. Some suggested times for a little special gift are:

 Valentine’s Day            1st Day of Spring          Easter               Mother’s Day

 Grandparent’s Day       Canada Day                 Christmas         Thanksgiving Day

 You can even do something special for her spouse if you hear he has been ill or just for fun.

Use your imagination and be creative. These are just some suggestions. I’m sure you can think of others as you pray about ways to encourage and cheer your Secret Sister. Let’s all faithful to love and support one another the way God’s word instructs us to.

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1 Comment»

  Patti Yampolsky wrote @

I do so love being a part of the Secret Sisters. Not long ago someone commented on an article in my home and when I told her my Secet Sister had given it to me, she exclaimed, “You have a SECRET Sister?” So I explained it to her. She was enthralled with the idea.
I find it is just as exciting to watch others get their gifts, ‘specially if its from me, as it is to get something for myself.
For those of you who don’t belong….give it a try. It teaches us how it is more blessed to give than receive.


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