Love Where You Live

“Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

Family Night Idea: Serve your community together.

January 16th is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It is a day when many people step out into the community with rakes, paint brushes, and meals for the hungry. With smiles on their faces people all over the country will be serving.

This is a day when you along with many others can love where you live. You can love the people around you. It is a day to step out and serve your community. As a family, you can serve together.

Mark and I have used  MLK day as a day to serve our community since college. Bryan college introduced us to this idea by organizing places for each member of the college to serve in various parts of town. One year I served at a nursing home. Another year I helped clean a local theatre, and in my final year of college I helped organize our town’s small library. MLK day is a great reminder to get out and serve.

Need some ideas?

    • Prepare meals for the hungry.
    • Visit a nursing home.
    • Serve at your local church.
    • Rake someone’s yard.
    • Bring a family a meal.
    • Help someone who is moving.
    • Help someone paint.
    • Help clean at a local business or in someone’s home.
    • Babysit for your pastor so he can go on a date with his wife.

Where are you going to serve on MLK Day?


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