February 10, 2012

Did you notice?

My friend, Hilary, created the new blog header!  What do you think?  I love it and her for spending a little time to make this little space in the cyber-world look more put together.

Thank you, Hilary!

I learned a wonderful lesson in the process.  Often I'm very willing to help others as I am able, but just as often UNwilling to ask folks for help when I need it.  Shameful, I know.  I find myself bubbling over with gratefulness to Hilary, because I could never have accomplished what she did (especially not in such a short time!) and because I feel so unworthy to have her use her time to serve me.  On that latter point, how proud am I?!

My take-away from this is, JUST ASK.  It's a treat to use our talents and abilities, time and energy, to help each other; I guess that means two things:
  1. be willing to serve
  2. be willing to be served
At times all throughout our lives, we will need to be willing to do one or the other.  Beautiful things happen when we are bound together in love through service.  Makes me think of these verse from Ecclesiastes 4:
 Two are better than one,
   because they have a good return for their work:
If one falls down,
   his friend can help him up.
But pity the man who falls
   and has no one to help him up!
Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.
   But how can one keep warm alone?
Though one may be overpowered,
   two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

Go forth to graciously serve and be served today, friends!


  1. I do the same thing…even with something as simple as someone offering to help me out the car with the kids. I find myself saying, "No, its ok, I got it, but thank you." And every once in a blue moon when I do say yes, I think why don't I do that more often? I am more than willing to go the extra mile for friends, or strangers, so why can't I let someone do the same for me?

  2. Aww, I will help you any time! I was glad to have the opportunity.