Lent 2020 ACC – February 29th

Happy Leap Day! It only happens every 4 years so enjoy the extra day of 2020.

Serve is the photo word of the day.

Top left-Flowers at my moms grave site
Top right-ACC Pancakes & Jazz 2020
Bottom left-Me speaking at Disciples Women’s Conference 2019
Bottom right-ACC Chapel

The word today is SERVE. In the picture, I wanted to express how I apply “serve” in my daily life. My mother passed away in 2012, and there’s not a day that goes by that I do not think about her. I thank God for her every day. I typically visit her gravesite at least once a month and take new flowers or trinkets to place at her stone. I know she’s not there, she’s in heaven but I find a special sense of peace when I’m there and I feel as if I’m in a very small way I’m caring and serving her the way I would if she were still here.

The next photo is a long table with a blue table cloth. This is from Pancakes & Jazz at my church on Fat Tuesday. It is an annual event at my church that benefits “Family Promise” an agency helping the homeless. I served by helping make the waffles! I also assisted in the clean-up following the event. Serving my church and community is so fulfilling.

The picture on the bottom left is of me speaking at the Disciples Women’s Conference in 2019, it was such an honor to serve God and the women in attendance.

The picture on the bottom right is from my church, a large cross on the wall in our chapel. It is so serene in that space. It has served me in many ways from classroom studies, Bible studies, prayer services, weddings, church meetings and quiet contemplation. The room has served me and in return I have served in it.

I love using the Merriam-Webster Dictionary when explaining word usage. Please know that it is not meant to diminish any one persons intellect, it is used solely to explain my usage and it’s correct usage.

Merriam-Webster: Serve

• to be a servant

• to be of use

• to be favorable, opportune, or convenient

• to wait on or help

• to give the service and respect due to

Here’s a few examples of “serve” in the Bible:

“For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.” ~Mark 10:45

“Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received.” ~1 Peter 4:10

“Whoever serves me must follow me, and where I am, there will my servant be also. Whoever serves me, the Father will honor.” ~John 12:26

“You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.” ~Galatians 5:13

ειρήνη – “Peace” in Greek, reference listed below.