Monday, February 9, 2015

WORTH SHARING - Quote on Prayer

Loved this quote from Ezra Taft Benson from yesterday's Sunday school lesson. :) 

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Book Giveaway--Share your service and volunteering ideas and WIN one of my BOOKS!

Upcoming BOOK Giveaway

Briefly SHARE something you, 
your family, your friends, your school, 
your neighborhood have done to SHARE   LOVE    SERVE.  

Email me at

I'm creating an IDEA LIST of ways people can share, love and serve.  

Basically we're having a brainstorming session!

SHARE WITH ME THE GOOD THAT'S TAKEN PLACE and you'll get the list FREE then on February 14th, I'll randomly choose 3 participants 
and send one of my books to that person.   

Positive Affirmation Quotes -- Jodi's "SAY it. DO it."

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Pass It On -- Website SIGHTING -- Activity Ideas for Girls

Ever need more activity ideas?

Ever need a little extra guidance on how to work with girls?

I came across a website I love!

You'll find it has an abundance of ideas, 
information, and suggestions. it!

So I'm passing it on!

KSL Studio 5 -- Successful Clothing Drives

Ideas for Clothing Drives

IDEA:  Give a matched pair to the Boys and Girls clubs (sizes 5 up to 12/14).  Include a shirt, pant, underwear, and sock, in a gallon size Ziploc bag.  Mark the size of the outfit on the outside of the bag with a sharpie marker.  That way, when young children have a bathroom accident at school, the Boys and Girls Clubs teachers can give the children a FREE change of clothing.  That way a mother or father doesn't have to miss work to come get the child to help them change clothes.  One director in Murray, Utah, said to me clothes are rarely returned when they are sent home which tells her their is a need for the clothing.  So, it's a win-win!  The Boys and Girls Clubs of Murray< Utah, also located in various cities nationwide and the Headstart preschools (nationwide) would benefit from your donations.  

IDEA:  Collect men's professional dress shirts for the Salt Lake City Mission or a sober living home in your community.  These shirts give men in a sober living home a chance to be professional on job interviews and in worship services.  Sober living homes are aftercare programs for individuals making their way back into the community.  Personally, I've worked as a mentor and life-skills teacher to individuals in recovery for 14 years.  I'd be happy to talk to you about what you can do in our area to help men (or women) in Utah or in your own state of residence.  Contact me at  Ammon's Place is located in Riverton, Utah.  Moroni's Place is located in Orem, Utah.  These two, non-denominational, faith-centered homes are operated by Foundation for Family Life.  I serve on their board and would be happy to assist you with any service project, eagle scout project, or volunteer work that you'd like to inquire about.  There are also opportunities to mentor men and women on a weekly basis.  It's a rewarding and enriching experience.  

For other ideas or if you'd like to to brainstorm about an upcoming service project you have then contact me at

House of Hope Children's Center 
Salt Lake City, Utah
Donate to main office 857 East 200 South, SLC, Utah, 
or contact me at for drop off in Riverton, UT.  

Peace House
Park City, Utah
Women's trousers, dark dress socks. 
Various size women and children's uderwear.

Junior League's Women Helping Women Boutique
How to Help

House of Hope (SLC, Provo, Ogden)
"Right now, we desperately need new, unused women's and children's socks and underwear (especially larger size underwear for women), 
and new or very gently used warm outerwear, including:  
coats, jackets, hats, gloves, mittens, leggings, snowsuits, etc."

Friday, January 2, 2015

SERVICE PROJECT: Positive Affirmation Jars for Women in Shelters

Get a FREE copy of my 100 QUOTES

For a FREE copy of my 100 QUOTES Master List,
email me at shareloveserve (at) gmail (dot) com. 

Different types of containers work great.

Some organizations would prefer 
NOT to have glass containers, so consider the options.  If you have a good idea, email me at, and share it with me. :))

Monday, December 15, 2014

Studio 5 -- Serving the Elderly

Aubrey Wright, 12, and her grandmother Karma, 92, who lives at 
Brighton House in Riverton, Utah. :))

Watch Studio 5 Segment

Want ideas for service projects? 

Community, church, youth, scouts, girlscouts, women, school clubs, families, individuals? 

Contact me at shareloveserve(at)gmail(dot)com

Below easy-to-do projects with elderly care center residents.  

Make a heart connection.  

Hate to sing?  Can't hold a tune?  
Change up your routine with an INSTANT PIPE BAND.

Draper - Assisted Living of Utah
Luxury home converted into assisted living center.  

Riverton - Brighton House 


Jodi :)

Saturday, December 13, 2014

So sorry - Internet has been down.

My Internet connection has had trouble so I've not been able to post. I'll catch up monday. :)

Friday, November 14, 2014

QUICK Christmas SERVICE -- Service in ONE Hour -- Christmas Candy Bomber and The Last Straw


1)  Become a Christmas Candy Bomber  

  • Personally, I love the idea of tying a tissue parachute to a piece of candy, knocking on a door, and having a group of youth throw up in the air their pieces of candy to surprise little kids in your neighborhood!  So fun!  
  • Read the book Christmas from Heaven, to your family or group.  It's a true story about a World War II serviceman turned CANDY BOMBER.  
  • Spend 30 minutes tying tissue parachutes onto pieces of candy. DIRECTIONS for making parachutes are in the back of the book.  How easy is that?   
  • However many pieces of candy you finish in 30 minutes, put them in a basket and head out to spread some Christmas sweets!
2)  Share Random Acts of Kindness -- The Last Straw  

During the first 15 minutes
  • Take the first 15 minutes and tell this story.  Here's a brief summary:  In the McDonalad home, Mom remembers an old tradition of a building a soft bed for Baby Jesus--one straw at a time.  Each time someone secretly does something nice of another family member, he or she gets to add a single straw to the manger.  
  • Challenge the members of your group to think of single ACTS OF SERVICE/ACTS OF KINDNESS they can give to members of their own family.  Have each group member write down three kind acts they could do for each person.  
  • Handout to each person a baggie full of staw/hay.  Attach a tag to the bag that says, "Every act of kindness counts.  So, let's build a bed for Jesus ONE STRAW AT A TIME."  
  • Then, give your group a challenge to build a straw bed for Jesus before Christmas by doing kind deeds for their family members.  
  • Tell the group that they will report back the Sunday AFTER Christmas and tell about what they did for their family.  You can serve hot cocoa that day! :)) 
During the NEXT 45 MINUTES
  • Tell the group members you're going to do some SPONTANEOUS service.  Here are some quick ideas you can choose from, or you can create your own.  They may require a little upfront planning, but not much.  
  • At a local fast food drive thru.  Wendy's is perfect here in Riverton because they sell $.50 Frostys and $1.00 Frostys.  Go through the drive through and pay for as many Frostys as there are people in the car behind you.  SHHHH.  It's a surprise!  Explain to the cashier at the drive-up window what you're doing.  Pay and then drive away.  Wave out the window as you do! :))
  • At your local grocery store for $5.00 buy a small bouquet of flowers.  You can DIY a few tissue paper flowers, or use fake flowers if you make it ahead of time.   Have some of the group members simply walk up to someone (maybe even a cashier) and give the flowers away.  Make someone's day!  A cashier would LOVE this!  You could do it for someone at your local library.  Someone at the gas station.  You get the idea.   
  • Flowers could also be brought to a local hospital and dropped off at the front desk.  Ask the person to deliver them to someone in the hospital who needs some Christmas JOY!  
  • Another idea would be to deliver red and green helium balloons tied with ribbon and a note that said, "GOD knows who you are and He loves you."  You could bring them to an individual  nursing home as well.
  • Another idea would be to find out ahead of time what your BISHOP'S WIFE likes to snack on and drop a little care package off to her.  Simple is good.  Mabye she likes to chew gum.  So, you could deliver a few packages of her favorite flavor of gum tied with a ribbon to her, just to be nice.  The tag could say, "We CHEWS to show our gratitude to you for supporting your husband in his calling to serve as our Bishop.  We love you!"  Accompany the gift with a thank you card signed by the group.  Whatever the treat your Bishop's wife enjoys she'll appreciate the kind gesture.  
Look what you can accomplish in only ONE HOUR.  

Just make sure you emphasize that each kind act we perform is one more piece of straw used to build a soft bed for the Christ child.  

Remember to give the group members their own bag of straw to take home to remind them to do acts of kindness for their own family members.  


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