"Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way, they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life." 1Timothy 6:19On a slightly different note, I realize how often we use our white boards throughout the day. I actually have a variety of pictures that I've taken of our white boards when I see something I want to remember. I've started a flickr set with those pictures....feel free to check it out, some of them will make you smile. In the meantime, have a great weekend...I hope it's filled with things that make you smile!
Friday, May 15, 2009
A couple of weeks back, we were reading during our family worship time about how Jesus came to earth to serve. "Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many." Matthew 20:28. We got to talking about it and decided that we could really do better in the area of serving each other. So, we decided to have a Secret Servant Day. The idea behind it was to look for ways to serve each other in a way that wouldn't draw attention to the server but rather the service. The goal on Secret Servant day was to do 3 secret things that would bless someone in the family - the trick was to do it in secret. I positioned this white board sign on the kitchen counter as a reminder. The entire experiment proved very fruitful. We had beds made by mysterious bed makers, dishes put away without being nagged, toothpaste wiped out of the sink and lots of other miscellaneous blessings. Everyone had fun thinking about ways that they could be a help to each other. We'll definitely be doing this again from time to time...just to keep our servant skills sharp.