yesterday i had the opportunity to serve at the oregon food bank with some of the amazing women in my community group from my church, door of hope. our job for the morning was to help sort food into various boxes so it could be distributed to families in need. somehow during all of this we managed to fit a great deal of dancing in. it was so great to get out and SERVE, and serve JOYFULLY.

it’s easy to put a hyper-emphasis on ourselves; to become so focused on survival and holding each other together that we neglect the imperative to look for others outside of our holy huddle who need help.  i am so thankful for the innumerable blessings the LORD has given me, and i pray that i would consistently seize the opportunities i’m given to be a humble servant for Christ.

“Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion,  then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind.  Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,  not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.” Philippians 2:1-4

our group of lovely ladies at the food bank.

me and laura at tin shed after the food book.