By Penny A. Zeller
Serving others is an important a part of the Christian lifestyles. again and again Christ tested the significance of placing others first and giving what we will to aid these much less lucky.
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Can your son recite a poem he learned in school? Those at the birthday party would love to hear it. Can your daughter rival Beethoven on the piano? Provide a concert for the party. Can you decorate a cake? Bake one for the party. Have everyone in the family help decorate the cake, each member decorating his or her own portion any way he or she wishes. Is your husband an amateur movie producer? Ask him to film the party and provide the facility with a tape or DVD of the event. Have friends who would love to join in?
Using craft supplies such as paints, crayons, and stickers, spend an evening as a family decorating the box. Whenever your family takes a vacation, whether to the mountains, the beach, the zoo, or to visit a relative in another state, make it a point to collect mementos from your trip. Place these mementos in your homemade box, and when you’ve collected quite a few items, give to someone who may never be able to travel to those places. Remember: you don’t have to travel far to find a treasure for your Bring-It-Back-Box.
How so? In everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets. —Matt. 7:12 17. Provide Seasonal Cheer Each new season brings a new set of holidays, colors, and weather, among many other things. Use each season for inspiration as you provide something new and thoughtful for a friend or loved one. • During the spring, offer to walk your neighbor’s dog. Dogs are very popular—there are millions in the United States alone. • During the summer, mow your neighbor’s or friend’s lawn.