5 Backwards Truths for Serving God & Family

NOTE: Head over to Jill Savage’s place where she is giving away a copy of my latest book Everyday Confetti & featuring Father’s Day ideas from the book.


I love to get my own way. To get to choose which fast food joint we will stop at on vacation. To select what color paint will be on the living room wall. To plan what we will serve for Christmas dinner.

Getting my own way feels good.

Until it doesn’t.

My selfishness can lead to squabbles. My wanting to be served rather than to serve can cause tension in my family. My “me first” attitude of selfishness can lead me straight from the world of family fun into an all-out domestic dispute.

And actually, I have discovered that it feels better when I don’t get my own way because sometimes serving others can bring satisfaction — a satisfaction in knowing we are loving like Jesus loves.

Now, let’s talk more about not getting our own way; about serving rather than being served. (read more by clicking here)

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