Category Archives: Service

When Work Is Not Work: The Joy of Hanging Christmas Lights

Sometimes work just doesn’t feel like work. While I freely admit I wasn’t particularly excited about heading outside with my six-year-old at 9:00 p.m. to hang Christmas lights over the garage, she was. Her enthusiasm ended up being contagious. As … Continue reading

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Meet Melissa: Year-Round Operation Christmas Child Volunteer

Christmas trees don’t go up in our home until Thanksgiving. My daughter can only stare longingly at her new Christmas-themed clothes waiting in her closet until the same day. Nary a decoration is left up after January 1. But, we have powerful ways of … Continue reading

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Operation Christmas Child: The Best Shoe Box Ever!

Could your children imagine December 25 without a single Christmas present? While my own kids still have trouble grappling with this, it’s nevertheless the reality faced by most children around the world. Many have not even heard of Christmas because they … Continue reading

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The Compassion Experience: Change the Story

Does your heart break each time you see news reports of children suffering in abject poverty? Do reports of children devastated by natural disasters and disease tug at your heart strings? Compassion International is an organization dedicated to helping impoverished children … Continue reading

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Four fun ways to help kids serve: food drive edition

     Pool, pool, pool.Play, play, play. Relax, relax, relax.      It’s easy for me to let my kids’ summer activities get a little hollow and “me” centered.      Following Jesus’ own example, we want to use our summer as … Continue reading

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