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Ever since reading Francis Chan's "Crazy Love," I have been aware of how lacking my servant's heart is. I have a huge desire to improve this part of my life...but it's hard when that line of thinking is completely different from what I've always known...to make sure I'm comfortable first, then see what's left.

I'm realizing, though, that while some people are naturally gifted in this area, I'm going to be one of those that takes a bunch of practice to start thinking with my heart, rather than my brain. Hopefully I learn quickly, as I have two kiddos who watch and learn from me every day.

And I want those lessons to have a POSITIVE impact! I want to be like my friend who intentionally teaches her boys to be servants. One example, she and her two boys made goodies for the lifeguards at the pool. What a great idea...and a blessing! I see those lifeguards every time I'm at the pool, but it never crossed my mind to make them snacks...see what I mean? I need to learn heart-thinking! And I've been praying...

...And one day, as Gracelyn and I were baking cupcakes, I realized that we had WAY TOO MANY for our family to eat. HMMM...Thank you, God, for making my eyes smaller than my stomach this time! A good friend is in the first trimester blahs right now. So we took her some pinkalicious goodness...(this is in no way a prediction of gender!)...we just like pink.

What things do you do with your kids/family to demonstrate servanthood? 
I would LOVE more inspiration!


  1. I'm totally with you. I too would love to think with my heart and not always say, in hindsight, well I could have thought of that or I could have done that. I think it takes slowing down and thinking past all of our own "to do" lists. I am going to start thinking servanthood thoughts - it may take time to master or even to get past 1st base but my heart is willing. God give me obvious opportunities at first so I don't miss them.

  2. Jacob and I are constantly trying to come up with ways we can serve together as a family. it takes some out of the box thinking sometimes when trying to include toddlers :). There are so many things like taking cupcakes to a friend that are so simple and are things that are already apart of our busy schedule. It just takes a heart-thinker to do them :). Thanks for the reminder!

  3. p.s. have you read the story "pinkalicious" where the little girl turns pink after eating too many pink cupcakes? I think you guys just might like it :).

  4. I plan on having my boys make cookies and take them to residents at a nursing home. This is something God has put on my heart to do.

  5. I feel blessed because I have been the recipient of your servanthood a lot lately! The cupcakes were delicious! (and they better not be a predictor of gender!!) And I really almost cried over the hat...

    Crazy Love also made me realize how much I'm lacking in "love" for others. These little acts you're doing go a long way for others....so thank you! You made me feel very loved this last week!


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