We're all smiles around here......
Just this past week I returned from my 9th visit to Lviv/Boryslav, Ukraine.
Each year we take tons of supplies and gifts.....and we embark on an adventure like no other.
We take the time to stop and love on each Ukrainian we meet.
It is a joy beyond anything I can describe.
Even though the trip is somewhat grueling.....it is worth every hassle and inconvenience.
It's interesting how we pour ourselves out into all of those we meet,
and they pour themselves into us and overwhelm us with love and blessing.
As I've heard it often before, we get more out of it than they do.
If you are unfamiliar with my outreach to Ukraine, you can read about it here.
All the proceeds coming from this blog and my decorating classes go toward this annual trip and all the ministry we do while we are in Ukraine.
We go for the expressed purpose of bringing glory to God and proclaiming who He is.
We have many opportunities to meet the physical needs of those in Ukraine.
And then we have the privilege of being instruments to meet spiritual needs, as well.
Since cookies are such a big part of my ministry,
I always take a bunch of small cookies with me to share while I'm visiting in Ukraine.
This year I made colorful smiley cookies (photo at top of page) and button cookies (below).