Saturday, December 27, 2008

4 Years...

Today Heredes and I share 4 years of marriage.  WOW!!! Time flies!  Thank you baby for a wonderful year! You make me do and go to new places. ;) I LOVE YOU FOREVER!

Friday, December 19, 2008

TGR Stories Part 2...

You should be visiting to read the stories there [and participating] but if you haven't passed by I'll share some of my stories here.  After you read these, you can go to the site.

1. I got my friend/co-worker a Hello Kitty ornament. She spent some time with me while Heredes was on TGR road trip.  We stopped by Target that day and she pointed it out. She almost bought it, but I convinced her not too. I later bought it, wrapped it and left it on her desk.

2. A group of us drove to the Broward County School Bus pick up place [pretty sure that's not the official name] at 4:30 am.  We served Dunkin Donuts coffee, donuts, and gave out gift baggies with TGR cards to all the bus drivers as they prepared to pick up students.  I have a new appreciation for them.  Great job guys!!  You are appreciated!!

3. Today, I put some GR cards/JuiceBlendz free smootie cards to foam stockings as a gift to my friends at Fed Ex, UPS, DHL, and the Post Office.  Hopefully they'll catch on and participate- since there are only 6 days left.

4.  Our Sawgrass Campus Pastor was out last week on a GR Rally in Arkansas with Pastor Troy & our Executive Pastor.  Him and his wife are expecting twins.  At work she sat at the front office and we chatted a bit and she was telling me that they hadn't put up any decorations for Christmas and with the babies growing she hasn't had much energy after work to pull things out and setup.  So, as a GR, birthday gift, and because she helps Heredes with some work stuff ;) we surprised her at night by going over and helping her decorate her house.  Her expression was priceless!!

So 6 days left.  Guess what?  This is a global movement to inspire the world.  Where you are right now, that's where you can start.  Take time to think, pray, ask- how can you gift someone. How can you gift someone today.  Let's not forget the Greatest Giver & Greatest Gift- "For God so loved the world that He GAVE His one and only Son JESUS. That whoever believes in Him will not die, but have everlasting life."  -John 3:16

Remember, "Because when a gift is given, whether BIG or SMALL, it makes a world of DIFFERENCE."

Monday, December 15, 2008


If your in ministry full time, part time or serve every other week, you know you have some not so great weekend's. But you most definitely have tons and tons of awesome weekends.  Yesterday was an AWESOME Sunday at Flamingo Road Church Doral Kids.  

I wanted to say thank you to all who served yesterday and those that came in afterwards to tear down on their day off of serving. ;)  Thank you for making a kingdom difference! Thank you for taking initiative and allowing me to go and speak to parents! Yay!  Excited to end strong and start a new year even stronger.  

Friday, December 12, 2008

TGR Stories...

As promised, here are some of the stories I have started with the gift revolution:
1: Key West/Road Trip:  Met a 5th grader at the port who fell in love with my funny christmas hat. I gave it to her with TGR card.  She hung out with us the whole night. 

2. Homestead/Road Trip: The team went to the Knausberry farm. We bought 5 dozen cinnamon rolls and we gave 1 out for free for the customers as they waited in line to place their orders. In the process, we also bought a couple of shakes for folks.  It was awesome to hear reactions like this: "Wow. Are you serious?  I've never received anything for free, especially not from a stranger."  and "You guys keep passing hope around!" 

3. Couple Saturdays ago: Heredes and I got gifted at Great Wraps!! 

4. Two Sundays ago: I was driving back to church and Heredes was behind me in his car. A gentleman was selling flowers on the street corner and the rain was coming. I called Heredes and asked him "Do we have an umbrella in your car." H- "yes" M- "Give it to the guy and a GR card please."  Done. He was a bit drier that afternoon.

5. At our All - Day Staff, I bought a $25.00 Shell gift card [11:30 pm] for the next person who would come to pay for gas.  I saw a gentleman go in, unfortunately I didn't see his reaction but the cashier lady gave me the thumbs up.  Hope he was blessed.

6. At All-Day Staff, our team blessed a family with $1500.00. We also gifted one of our pastors who was sick: HP!

This week I have a couple of stories, but those will be on another post.  Get rolling people. Start your Revolution and share your stories at and here as well.  

Monday, December 8, 2008

The Gift Revolution...

Yea- I'm a horrible blogger, but I'm back!  And I have a question, WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO START THE GIFT REVOLUTION?  Oh, wait, you don't know what that is... It's simple: 

TGR is a global movement to inspire the world through acts of giving, because when a gift is given, whether big or small, it makes a world of difference. Person to Person, community to community, Country to Country, you can follow the journey and share your story here.

25 Days to Inspire the World- well we have 17 days and counting.  Listen to this: ALL 7 continents are representing and have started the revolution- YES even Antarctica.  ALL 50 states have begun, and I can't even tell you how many countries. Just take a look at the map on the site.

Next post: stories.  Go start the revolution!