Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Straight to the Heart

Small groups at Vintage have started up, and one of the groups is endeavoring to do a number of service projects as a way of bonding as a group and also, serving people. For their first project, they decided to help a certain Pastor and his wife with winterizing the house and end of the year yard work.

I have to say, this is the pretty much the first time a church has done something like this and I alternated between complete and total embarrassment and just flat out LOVING it. They pruned, they raked, they power-washed the side of the house! It would have taken me a solid day to get all of it done...oh let's be honest...I wouldn't have gotten it done and I would have been annoyed with myself all winter. They even washed windows. We have clean gutters, clean windows, clean house, and a clean yard. I wake up, look out there and just feel loved.

Are you familiar with the concept of love languages? There are five ways people hear and give love: words of affirmation, quality time, physical touch, acts of service, and gifts. (If you haven't read this book, go pick it up at the library....it's an oldie but a goodie). I am an acts of service girl. When people do things to lighten my load, it goes straight to my heart. Vintage Nooma Group....you hit it, right in the sweet spot. I love you guys.


12-arrows said...

What a wonderful way to show their love to you and your husband! A true body at work! Thanks for sharing.

wendy said...

quick question--

that christmas tree i was talking to you about for vintage...is there anyway my grandparents can drop it off the wednesday of our womens' group next week? they're trying to arrange things around their house and want it out!

Life with Kaishon said...

This made me so happy today. I am glad the Nooma group was a blessing to you. Serving is a beautiful thing!

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