Plus a Tommy Nelson Giveaway!
Everybody Can Help Somebody. Isn’t that the mentality we should all carry? Sometimes I can get a little carried away with the idea that helping somebody means helping them in a “big” way. Yeshua (Jesus) performed miracles right? If I’m going to help somebody, it better be nothing short of the “miracle standard”.
The truth is that it’s the little things in life that can mean so much more. A kind word, a gentle touch, or even a friendly smile can go a long way to brighten someone’s day.
I’ve been teaching my first grader a little bit about the concept of helping others. She said, “How can I help if I don’t have any money? I’m just a kid.”
I explained that even she could come up with ways to help others. We discussed some ideas and here are a few we came up with:
Giving our old coats and jackets to our town’s winter coat drive
Helping feed her little sister
Having a friend over to play and sharing her toys
Sharing her weekly memory verses with others
Decorating a cookie and giving it to her cousin
Everybody Can Help Somebody by Ron Hall and Denver Moore is a great resource for parents who want to teach their kids that they too can make a difference. The book relays the true story of Denver Moore’s childhood and how he eventually became homeless as an adult. Denver was angry and grumpy because no one would help him or give him a job. Finally somebody DID help. Two somebodies, actually. Debbie and Ron Hall found Denver and told him that he did have Somebody who loved him very much—his very own Heavenly Father. Now Ron and Denver travel across the country, telling others about their story, reminding them that “Nobody can help everybody, but Everybody Can Help Somebody.”
I truly enjoyed this children’s book. It touched me and provided a visual example for my daughter about how we can make a difference for other people, even if they are different from us. The colorful pages and illustrations really made Denver’s story come to life. I recommend this book for children school age and above. It makes a great homeschool resource and field trip companion. I plan to bring up the topic again closer to Thanksgiving, when we will hopefully have the chance to help out at a food drive or soup kitchen.
To learn more about Ron Hall and Denver Moore and their unlikely friendship you can visit their website at samekindofdifferentasme.com or connect with them on Facebook and Twitter. Ron Hall and Denver Moore are also the authors of Same Kind of Different As Me and What Difference Do It Make?: Stories of Hope and Healing.
Thanks to Tommy Nelson Mommy I have the blessed opportunity of offering a copy of Everybody Can Help Somebody to one of you, my wonderful readers. Simply enter via the Rafflecopter below from now until Tuesday, September 17th. One random winner will be chosen and notified within one day of the giveaway’s end.
How about you? Tell me how you encourage your kids to help others.
Until then, happy reading!
Yours in Yeshua,
I received a copy of Everybody Can Help Somebody through the Tommy Nelson Mommy Program. I was not asked to write a positive review. All views and opinions expressed are solely and completely my own. I received no compensation other than a copy of the book featured in this post, which is mine to keep. This post also contains affiliate links. To learn more please read my full policy.
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