Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Toot Your Horn Tuesday - Invisible works make Christ visible to the world

If you're wondering what this is all about,
check out the rules on the left side of the page!

Feeling invisible? Sometimes we feel a little unappreciated. We wonder, "Why am I the only one who volunteers?" How about, "I'm sick of picking up after everyone!"

I'm not going to Toot any horns today. I'm taking a moment to share what it means to be a servant-minded believer and a mother. It really means that we are to give preference to others.

So many times, I need to remind myself of God's true desire for my life. Especially at those moments when I'm feeling unappreciated. Moms often don't get the credit we deserve. We're not handed a paycheck twice a month, we don't get promoted for our hard work. But, God sees what others do not see and HE will reward us for those works.

It says so right here in Matthew 6

1"Be careful not to do your 'acts of righteousness' before men, to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.

2"So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. 3But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

I hope you'll play along today! Sign Mister Linky!

I'm anxious to see how wonderfully God has blessed you!

Toot Your Horn Tuesday Participants
1. Window Wall Art @ lemon tree creations
2. Fun Jute n' Shell Napkin Rings...Jane @ Finding Fabulous
3. FREE Finds from Freecycle!
4. Cupboard@Impatientlyprayingforpatience
5. DIY Headboard @ Made By Stephie
6. Musical Lampshade@ A Full Cottage
7. Refinishing an Heirloom
8. Monogrammed coasters
9. Emily {FrillyDetails}
10. $40 Gift Card Giveaway!!
11. oreo cheesecake
12. My Bathroom Remodel
13. Saving $ & LL (How to Save Money for & on Vacation plus my vaca pics)
14. Lampshade Re-do
15. CHICKEN ROLLATINI -a little bit of everything
16. Number plaque!!! Pretty.
17. Scrapbooking gift
18. Flower Hair Clippies @ Crafty Crafts
20. Lesson and Activity Bags
21. The dolls take charge!
22. Choc. Raspberry Cupcakes!
23. DIY chunky framed mirror
24. burlap and ruffles...@ raggygirlvintage
25. Yoli ~ Apron Senorita
26. Custom bulletin board is UP!!!
27. Plate Mural @ Meet Virginia!!
28. Back in time, bench
29. Furniture stripper how to
30. Ribbon Rosette Earring
31. Easy Summer Dress TUTORIAL!!!
32. Bakerella for a Day!!!
33. Nice Legs Bench Transformation
34. Market Bag I made for You!
35. Lovely Home in Argentina @ Inspiring Interiors.
36. Red Heads Craft More Fun (Spring Birdie)
37. The White Farmhouse-Finally Getting The Girl's Room Done!
38. How to Make a Duct Tape Wallet
39. All Things Heart and Home~Oatmeal Dolce de Leche-Chocolate-Marshmallow Cookies!
40. Charm of the Carolines
41. My Blessings
42. stud muffin idea-CUTE!
43. Clean Mama -2 Painted Chairs
44. Boy Baby Shower Ideas!
45. Keepsake for Mother's Day
46. Laura@White Spray Paint
47. DIY Tutu
48. Lets Jump on the bed
49. Itty Bitty Chair Makeover
50. Guest Nook & a Giveaway at YG!
51. TP Gift Boxes
52. Ruffle me up T refashion
53. Bead Board Photo Frame
54. Spring Decor
55. Build a Floor Mirror, Fast and Cheap! @ Remodelaholic
56. PotholesandPantyhose-Vintage Stereo Cabinet REDO
57. Mothers Day Ideas
58. Just Because Card
59. spiderman gift boxes
60. car roll up
61. Baby Girl Name Painting
62. Amoire Redo
63. HE can use you at the fried chicken counter!
64. Tea for Two
65. Ribbon Pearl Bracelet
66. Fabric flower tutorial
67. Adult Shorts to Toddler Capri's
68. Apron Giveaway!
69. $3 Skirt!
70. dresser turned entry table @ {show & tell}
71. Dr. Seuss birthday party, food and decorations!
72. Apron Under An Hour
73. Rockin' Deals
74. Candlestick Makeover @ Looking Glass Jewels
75. Man Cave Makeover
76. Tip: Hang on to Receipts!
77. $75 Giveaway!
79. A Sign of the Times
80. Condo Blues - Prince of Wails Onsie
81. Chocolate Cake
82. HowToOrgBlogPartyButtons
83. FunkyDenimTasselsTutorial
84. nell ann
85. Tutorial: Watercolor Art Cards @ Skooks' Playground
86. My Pop Art Pillows
87. Tanya @ Little Life Improvements (Treasure the Moments...)
88. Organize your DVD's
89. Travelin' Shroom
90. Homemade Card/ Jewelry
91. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life
92. SomethingAboutKatie
93. A New Beginning
94. Yours, Mine & Ours* (contact paper decals)
95. terra cotta pot week
96. *picture window*
97. Stuck on tiles
98. Vintage Chairs
99. Button Earrings and a GIVEAWAY @ GET CRAFTIN
100. Tara @ Feels Like Home (how to build a raised garden)
101. moss rocks to the rescue
102. J.Crew Molly Hanna Necklace
103. Eric Carle growth chart
104. Baseball Quilt
105. Easy Chicken Enchiladas {Frilly Details}
106. Photo on the Ceiling?
107. Framed Monogram
108. FAb Slippers
109. Make a Dog Bed for Free
110. Kristi @ A2D (Hand Painted Family Name Sign)
111. personalized ribbon
112. More Than A Mom
113. Charm of the Carolines
114. *** Daisies Bouquet: Free Crochet Pattern ***
115. Sherri @ The Jukin' Chick

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Patrice said...

There is always so much inspiration to be found here, no matter what kind! Thanks for being transparent and letting us follow all your thoughts!

AM from White House, Black Shutters said...

What a great message, thanks for the inspiration. So often we lose sight of why we're doing what we are as mothers and get frustrated with the stress of it all.

This week, I'm tooting a horn for YOU! Thanks so much for the opportunity to link up and for all that you do. I'm sure your family and the other people in your life appreciate it! God does as well!

Take care,
Ann Marie

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

What a great reminder. Thanks for sharing those words.


PS - I didn't mean to post my link twice. Sorry. Can you delete the first one?

Scott and Jillian said...

What a great reminder. It is very easy as a mom to feel unappreciated. But, it's true that God sees our hard work and He appreciates our service to His children. :)

Jill and Michelle said...

This is my second week playing along with toot your horn Tuesday! I found so many great ideas last week, I'm looking forward to checking everyone's out again!

Thanks for hosting!


MarytheKay said...

Ah, what a wonderful reminder to be servant-minded. Sometimes in the running around busy-ness of the day, I forget about the big picture. All the little tasks are so unimportant. But, loving on these children and my husband--that is my CALLING.

Oh, and thank you for letting me join the party again! I am loving this "motivation" to get my projects finished by Tuesday...even Tuesday at midnight!! :-)

Meet Virginia said...

Thanks so much for hosting!! I love your party!!


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Kifus said...

Beautiful post Leah. How hard it is to do something good and just keep quiet about it. We should really point out what other people have kindly done and not what we do.

Thanks for the party Leah and have a lovely week!

The White Farmhouse said...

Finally getting something done to participate in a party! Great post! So fitting right before Mother's Day too!

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

Thanks so very much for hosting another terrific party!

Al said...

Thank you for hosting - this is a talented group

Rebecca said...

Thanks for hosting! It's so inspirational to see what other creative projects everyone is working on.

Yoga Gal said...

Thank you for a much needed reminder. :D And also, thank you for hosting each week!

Craft Envy said...

Beautiful message, thank you! I needed it.

Rebekah Greiman said...

I found you through live.laugh.makesomething. I love it!

L ~DIY Diva~ said...

Thank you so much! i needed that. I'm not a stay at home mom but i too feel unappreciated at times and forget the true meaning of life and how truly blessed i am! Thanks again for the inspiration.

Rockin Momma said...

Thanks for the link up!

Looking Glass Jewels said...

Thanks for hosting such a great party!

nell ann said...

I just discovered your blog -- and I love it! I'll be back for sure. : )
Ps. 126:3

Skooks said...

I like your rules. My link is sort of tooting someone else's horn anyway. A former classmate of mine wrote up a tutorial on my blog and I'm trying to get her tutorial out there with the hope that more people will check her site out.

Thanks for hosting! Sadly, it looks like a majority of those leaving their links are disregarding your leave a comment rule.

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

Needed to hear that! I often find myself thinking "Why am I the only one who does (enter horrible chore no one wants to do)"

Amanda said...

Thanks again for this party! It is always such a joy to see what everyone is up to. Thanks.

Kitty Talk said...

This is my first time coming to your blog. Lots of great ideas and I love getting to see everyone Tutting their own horns!

meredith* said...

Thanks for hosting! :)

Rory from Tools Are For Women Too! said...

Hi There,
I would like to provide a link to your great party in my Link Party Directory at Tools Are For Women Too! I am glad to do this for followers of my blog if they will link up to my party as well called, Modern Craftswoman Monday . Please let me know if you are interested. I can be emailed at toolsr4women2@gmail.com if needed. Have a great day! Rory

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

I'm a little late to the party but thanks as always!

More Than A Mom said...

I made a pillow case and felt cars and pond for the car track I made my kids.


A Lady's Life said...

This is so true but I believe one day they will understand and remember
what Mom did and even appreciate lol

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

Hello Ma belle!
Since i am here a lot, i wanted you to know about my give away on my blog and i don't want you to miss it. I will not Link my party to other party :)

Rory from Tools Are For Women Too! said...

Hi There!
I recently added a Link Party Directory to my blog site, Tools Are For Women Too!, listing just over 100 link parties. I made sure that Silly Little Sparrow was included. Here is the link http://toolsareforwomentoo.blogspot.com/p/link-parties.html Please take a look at it when you have time and link back to me somehow ,if possible. Thank you. Rory