It's an annual event. A group at our church holds a "Good Deeds" auction as a fun excuse for donating money to help our young families send their kids to camp.
Everyone gets into the action - the kids offer car washes, babysitting, yard work. Adults promise things like baking pies, making dinners, sewing, providing dinner music. One year a bidding "war" shot the price of a pie to $80. It is always a fun evening - for a good cause.
So... here I am - wondering how I can participate. I seriously thought about contributing a promissory note - I promise not to bake a pie/cookies/cake for you for the next year. That could possibly raise a lot of money, but it seems a bit negative.
I decided to do what I know I can do - make note cards.
As I put the finishing touches on the last cards tonight, I got cold feet. It is one thing for me to use my cards... it is an entirely different ball game to think anyone will pay $$ for these for any reason other than pity. (We can't just let her stuff sit there without a bid!)
I don't know... that promissory note is starting to look really good.
Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Psalm 32:7