A Heart of Service:

I believe that one of the best gifts that we can give our children is a heart of service.  In today’s society we are bombarded with messages like, “you deserve the best” and “how to live the good life!”  I want to counter that message with God’s messages like, “Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God”  (Hebrews 13:16),  “Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others” (Philippians 2:4), and “Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you” (Luke 6:38).

So today the boys and I met with another homeschool family from our church and cleaned all of the toys for the kids’ Sunday School classes.  We had fun working together and it took less than an hour of our time!  It was just a small act of service, but hopefully activities like this will plant a few seeds in their young hearts.

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We have another (much larger) opportunity to serve coming up next month and this time you guys can help 🙂 !  We will be packing meals for Stop Hunger Now on December 14th with our homeschool group from church.  Our group’s goal is to raise $2500!  You can help by visiting http://events.stophungernow.org/FAITH .  There’s a video that explains the tragedy of world hunger and a link that you can click if you’d like to support us as we pack meals.  Thank you so much!

2 thoughts on “A Heart of Service:

  1. You are such a great blogger!!!

  2. Amy,

    What a beautiful way to teach Brendan and Ryan to have a heart of service–to see the need and suffering of others and to want to help!

    We are so blessed with such abundance. At this time of the year we are reminded of how blessed we are. So, let’s be thankful to God for all He has given us and let’s pray for a heart of gratitude for our
    God and for others.

    The IMB president, Tom Elliff, recently wrote, “So this season of the year reminds me to forsake the sin of ingratitude and take up the joyful spirit of Thanksgiving. Gratitude is the “reflex response” of a heart that lives in constant memory of the vastness of our Father’s grace. He has poured out His goodness upon us as we have petitioned the Throne.”

    AMEN!!

    THANK YOU, Amy, for being a wonderful mother and teacher to Brendan and Ryan!

    Love you,
    Mom

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