Help a Family, Friend, Neighbors, and Strangers in Need

Hosted by Zelda Hopkins
Group active since Tue, Feb 21, 2012

This group is about helping others.And others helping us. Where we share our kindness with others. This is a Dog eat Dog world but we all need the help of others. So lets all be here for each other. Just a smile or a kind word can make a differance. Thank you Bob for helping me with this.Let us remember that God is with us every step of the way.

Tick Tick The Time Is Running Out, Please If You Want In On The Fun, Do It Now

By Zelda Hopkins
Friday at 2:06 PM
Tick-Tock Tick-Tock Time is Running Out... get your name into the pot for the Secret Santa name drawing. All participants must be received no later than Friday, August 28th.

This is the information you need to PM to Zelda or Renee

Your Name
Mailing address
Colors in your kitchen
Favorite/Least favorite- holiday scents or treats.

You will be PM’d with the name, and as much information about your “giftee” as they have given by September 1st, so you will have plenty of time to shop and find some fun, creative and funny gifts

There is a $20 limit and a few gift ideas might include – oven mitts, dish towels, spoon rests, homemade or store bought Christmas goodies and handmade craft items. And, we’re sure you will come up with some nifty surprises of your own.

NOBODY'S personal information will be posted or shared EVER. If you have any questions or concerns about this...please PM one of us and we’ll talk about the more stringent measures which we have taken to maintain your privacy.

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Tested and Approved, Zelda's Turtle Cake

By Teresa ;-)
45 Minutes Ago
This cake is very rich and sweet, but so delicious! A real crowd pleaser! People will ask for the recipe. Turtle Cake

August 28th - Friday – Taster’s Choice

By Renée G.
55 Minutes Ago
Today, instead of featuring recipes from just one of our members; I ask each of you to post a recipe from one of this group’s members that you have tried and found to be to your liking. Perhaps one that hasn’t been featured heavily and other members might not have seen.

My Taster’s Choice share for today is this wonderful Chocolate-Spicy Potato Cake. This was one of the very first recipes I pinched when I joined JAP and I’ve make it a number of times.

Potato Cake

Good morning Friends – Happy Friday

By Renée G.
an Hour Ago
Good morning Friends – Happy Friday

I have some things to take care of today, so won’t be around much. Just want to give you one last reminder about the Secret Santa name draw.

You have until 5:00 today CST to get off the fence, in case you’re been teetering there for the past few weeks. The name drawing will take place tomorrow and I will begin PM-ing each of you the name, address, and any other information shared by that person on Sunday. Zelda and I will both hold master copies of who has whose name just in case a package should get lost in the shipping shuffle; we can begin to trace the path of the package’s journey.

All surprise packages should be sent by USPS, UPS or FedEx the week of November 23rd to be sure it reaches its destination before the prancing and pawing of reindeer hooves and sleigh bells are heard.

And...Please do reveal yourself as the Secret Santa to your lucky recipient with the package. I hope each of you will take pictures and share with us the Christmas treasures you received and let us know who your Secret Santa turned out to be.

This is going to be such fun and I want to say thank you to each of you who have signed up already to play this little game to bring joy & mirth to our friends on the JAP board.

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River Twilight

By Andy Anderson !
2 Hours Ago
May we all have a calm and peaceful weekend.

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He is....

By iris mccall
15 Hours Ago
Have a blessed Wednesday.

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The Black Dot

By Renée G.
17 Hours Ago
One day a professor entered the classroom and asked his students to prepare for a surprise test. They all waited anxiously at their desks for the exam to begin.

The professor handed out the exams with the text facing downward, as usual. Once he handed them all out, he asked the students to turn their pages over.

To everyone’s surprise, there were no questions – just a black dot in the center of the sheet of paper.

The professor, seeing the expressions on their faces, said to then, “I want you to write about what you see there.” The students, confused, got started on the inexplicable task.

Right before the end of the class time, the processor collected all the exams, and began to read each of them aloud to the students. All of them, with no exception, defined the black dot, trying to explain its position on the page.

After all had been read, the classroom completely silent – the professor explained: I’m not going to grade you on this, I just wanted to give you something to think about. No one wrote about the white part of the paper. Every one of you focused on the black dot – and the same happens in our lives.

We have a white piece of paper to observe and enjoy, but we always tend to focus on the dark spots. Our life is a gift, given to us by God, with love and care, and we always have reasons to celebrate – nature renewing itself every day, our friends around us, the job that provides our livelihood, the miracles we see every day...

However, we insist on focusing only on the dark spots – the health issues that bother us, the lack of money, the complicated relationship with a family member, the disappointment with a friend.

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