Monday, August 11, 2014

Make a Difference & Serve Others!

Hi friends!  I hope you've had a great weekend!  I'm finally getting settled into my house & we have half of our pictures up... wahoo!  I've loved having a house of our own even more than I thought I would. 

At church yesterday, we had a great meeting with some amazing talks about serving others.  One of the things that stuck out the most to me is that things that might seem simple to us (the server), are usually something that mean a lot to others (the serve-ee).  It got me extra motivated again to serve others, so I decided that each day I'll ask Paige who she wants to serve that day (it can be anyone -- a friend, a family member, a neighbor, etc.), and then we'll think of a way to serve that person that day.  We're also including that person in our prayers that day.  It's only been one day of it, but I'm really excited about this new idea (it's somewhat similar idea to what Sheila at Pennies of Time does with her boys) especially because Paige has a say in what we do & it's something that won't take a lot of time or planning. 

So, I'd LOVE to know... what are some simple ways you serve with your kids?!  
How do you get them in a service-like routine?  
How do you get them excited about it?  

Tell me in the comments below!!

... and, as usual, it's time for some uplifting posts in our weekly Make a Difference Mondays Link Up! 

Make A Difference Mondays is a weekly linkup designed to encourage and inspire us to live each day on purpose—making a meaningful difference in someone’s life in even the smallest of ways. There will be five women regularly co-hosting this link-up that will appear on all five of our blogs and we also have three wonderful co-hosts who will fill in as guest hosts on the occasional day that a regular co-host is not able to post. Read on to learn more about our vision, mission, and how to link up!

Mission
Our mission is to provide a consistent gathering place for like-minded women to build online connections, share inspiration, and provide mutual encouragement and accountability as we seek to live intentionally and make a difference in the lives of those around us.

Vision
Every Monday we will invite bloggers to link-up any blog posts that encourage women to live life on purpose. This could include testimonies or goals from your own life, small acts of kindness or service, creative tips or ideas for showing consideration to others — the possibilities are endless. Our objective is to use our God-given time and resources to His glory!


Also, just a heads-up: the Make A Difference Mondays team has created two fun new ways to keep us all connected! Now we have our own facebook community group to stay in touch beyond the blog posts AND we also have a new #MADMlinkup group Pinterest board and we will be pinning our favorite posts from the linkup that inspire and encourage us to make a difference. We are so grateful for you and would love for all of you to join us for fellowship in the above linked community group and you can follow the Pinterest board right here to watch for your posts.

Be sure to grab the sparkly image above for your posts and/or include a link back here within your posts. Any on-topic posts are welcomed, no matter how old and no matter how many! And before you leave, you'll want to subscribe by email if you'd like to keep up with this weekly Make A Difference Mondays project and much more!


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