Sunday, 10 January 2016

Join Me in Counting Postmarks

Enter giveaway here: Shelter: Postmarked Giveaway
Continuing my mother's legacy...

2016 – How can it be? Choosing my “one word” has occupied my mind. I’ve thought intently, discarding so many words, waiting for the one God would drop into my heart to grow all year long. 

I thought fun would be my word. It seemed the opposite of 2015 with its health issues and grieving my mother’s death. But I’m not a “fun” sort of person. But hold on -- maybe my idea of fun doesn’t fit the typical definition of fun, but it’s my fun.

My fun is sheltering. My fun is being creative. It’s playing with papers and tapes, adding to my stationary collection and actually using these items. The kind of fun my mother had in 2010 when she sent out 163 cards and letters (and yes, recorded each one). The kind of fun when my mother sent 185 letters and cards in 2011 (not counting Christmas Cards). 

As I read through the record of her correspondence, I was convinced this is what God is leading me to do. So I give you my 2016 word – Fun. Fun that I'm putting a postmark on.  

All year long we will be counting our postmarks. You’ll have the chance to send 52 cards and letters (or more if you wish!) this year – envelopes full of love, cheer and encouragement. We’ll have quotes, DIY projects, Book Reviews, giveaways – all on the subject of filling mailboxes of those who need a smile. For more inspiration look at my Pinterest board:

Your children can join “Postmarks with our Princess” (we welcome Princes, too) to begin their own mailbox ministry. Princess Sarah Morgan will be highlighting fun crafts, giveaways and letter writing etiquette. 

Nine friends (and eight princesses) have committed to begin this journey with me. I’m hoping many of you and your children will join us as we postmark our fun. I’ve spent a lot of time in planning, but I know that though humans plan, it is the Lord that determines our steps (Proverbs 16:9). So I know this year will be far more than the plans I’ve made. I can hardly wait to start the journey.

Leave a comment below if you wish to have the weekly addresses sent to you. And feel free to send me addresses of those you know who need encouragement. 

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  1. What a lovely project to undertake. Encouraging people is so important, especially now with so much negativity in the world.

  2. Pam, I have already sent out several encouraging cards this past week, but I don't understand the process you have here. Where do we "record" our postmarks? Somewhere here on line? Please explain. Thanks!

  3. I also wanted to check with you to make sure you received my subscription to the Shelter: Postmarked. Can you verify? Do I need to send you my mailing address?

  4. Dear Pamela,

    I have had your blog open on my computer all week so I could pray over you and your ministry. I think this is such a fabulous thing you are doing and it really spoke to my heart!

    I also wanted to let you know that you are one of our Featured Guests at this week's Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy (week #213).

    Have a blessed week!