Current Needs and Prayer Chains
We get asked a lot what items we are currently low on so we thought it would be a good idea to make a page with a list of all the items we typically put in a care package and hightlight the items we are currently low on & can keep current. Anything listed below in BOLD is what we are currently low on. We also would LOVE any ribbons that you would like to do for our prayer chains. Instructions are below as well.
You can send items to the below address:
Cranio Care Bears
PO BOX 60234
Shoreline, WA 98160
Fuzzy socks for mom (Hard to find in Summertime but we try to keep them at $1.50 or less)
Travel size toiletries (Body Wash, Shampoo, Conditioner, Lotion)
Lullaby CD (Blank CD’s)
Individually wrapped Snacks
Tea/Hot Cocoa/Drink Mix
Fabric or gift cards for Joann Fabrics
Asprin/Pain Reliever for parents
INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING PRAYER CHAINS
We currently go through about 750-900 ribbon links each month! If you would like to make some ribbons to include in our prayer chains, we would GREATLY appreciate it! The prayer chains are one of the most important peices of our care packages. Familys hang them on the babies crib or bed while at the hospital and is something they can cherish forever. Each prayer chain is made of about 15 ribbon links. Each link says something different from other cranio moms either scriptures, motivational sayings or just words of encouragement. Below are some of the says we put on the ribbon links. Feel free to use any of these or you can make your own! The ribbon is cut about every 8-9 inches long and we typically use ribbon that is less than 1.5 inches wide. If it’s too wide, its hard to make a nice loop. Writing on ribbons can be very challenging. Gel pens seem to work best on silk type ribbons and sharpies work on more rough materials. You may have to play around with certain pens till you find what works. =) You can make as many as you would like and mail in an envelope to us (message us for address) and we will assemble the prayer chains.
PRAYER CHAIN SAYINGS
**If you would like to add a saying to this list, please email us at email@example.com
Don’t tell God how big your problems are..tell your problems how big your God is—Cindy Sullivan
When your mind says “Give up”, Hope whispers “One more try”—Alexandra Kerner
1 Corinthians 16:13 Be on your guard, stand firm in the Faith, be men of courage, be strong—Summer and Brentley Ehmann
Worry gives a small thing a big shadow
When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
The soul has no rainbows if the eyes have no tears.
People cry not because they are weak, it’s because they have been strong for too long.—The Todd Family
When you feel like giving up, remember you held on for so long in the first place. XOXOX Sophia and Tessa
You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Psalm 56:3 When I am afraid, I will trust in you—Carol Welch Andrews
Courage is not having the strength to go on, it’s going on when you don’t have the strength—Nicolle Joseph Family
Worries end where Faith begins
Psalm 61:2 From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint, lead me to the rock that is higher than I.—Angela Massad
Isaiah 66:13 As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you—Sarah and Matty Sterchi
Believe in the power of believing in yourself—Jennifer Hoffman-George
Rainbows come out AFTER the rainstorm—Desiree Colvin
Hakuna Matata—Heather Reece
Mathew 6:34 “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself” — Janet and Fiona
Mathew 19:26 “With God all things are possible” —Carmen Renteria
Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning how to dance in the rain.–Charlie and Robyn Howard
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength. Loving someone deeply gives you courage—The Jacob Legac Family
Philippians 4:13 I can do everything through him who gives me strength—Shelby Davidson
You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have—Candyce Kepler
Psalm 55:22 Cast all your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you—Angela Healy
Angels are watching over you—Love, AJ
They say that there is a smile on the other side of sadness—The Gifford Family
H.O.P.E.-Hang On Pain Ends! – Jaclyn Berry
Let Go and Let God!
When you feel like you are drowning in life, don’t worry your lifeguard walks on water! – Michelle Raines
God doesn’t stop the storms but He does walk you through them!! – From Dylan Screws & Family
If it’s over our head it’s under God’s feet
No weapon formed against us shall prosper – Isaiah 54:17 – Debbie Salvig
It doesn’t rain forever! – The Miller Family
Hey Little Fighter, things will get brighter!
This too shall pass! – Michelle Wiesbrook
“Do not be afraid; only believe.” Mark5.36
“However long the night, the dawn will break.”
“Tough times never last, but tough people do.”
“Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine.” Mario Fernandez
“We must embrace pain and use it as fuel for our journey.” Kenji Miyazawa
“Every heartache will fade away just like Every Storm Runs out of rain” – Angel & Abigail