So it is the first day of Lent, and for the second year in a row (hopefully more successfully this year!) I am taking on the 40 acts challenge, to live a more generous life.  I think this ties in so well with my mission to share hospitality and the good news of Jesus to everyone I meet, so I hope that you might join me on this journey too.

Its not too late to sign up to take part, just visit  and you will then receive daily emails with a devotional thought and 3 different challenges of different difficulties.   Here is the link for today's challenges:  

Today I am starting this series on my blog as an online journal of my generosity journal.  I am hoping that each night I can update you all on how I did that day and share any encouragements and stories that I have had.  

I am also putting together a "generosity kit" so that I can be intentional about this and be prepared (as a girl guide this really rings true!!).  Here is a picture and list of what I have included in my generosity kit that will be going into my nappy bag so that I always have it with me....

1. a pen (you never know when someone might need one!)
2. Tesco clubcard vouchers (just in case someone needs some shopping and they don't have the money)
3. Fight like a girl book (for a christian friend who needs empowering)
4. Cross-examined book (to pass on to someone who is searching for answers about Jesus)
5. Packet of tissues (to comfort someone who is crying or maybe just someone who has a cold and needs a tissue!)
6. A packet of thank you cards (to leave behind when someone does something nice to let them know)
7. A gold bar (just because they are amazing and will hopefully cheer someones day up!)