Very often when we hear about service we conjure up pictures of complex mission trips to a foreign country, or some other complicated project involving others. How often do we pause to consider that we could be of service anytime, anywhere, and in any circumstance, with the acts of service being planned, unplanned, or commissioned?

Unplanned Service
A few summers ago I was delighted to accompany my husband on a Sunday morning walk. I couldn’t help noticing that he was becoming a bit irritated by the length of time it took me to get on my walking shoes, as well as to collect a few bits of personal “things” to take on the walk. He remarked that these “things” were unnecessary. My response was that I always took these “things” with me on my walks.

Making our way back home from a delightful walk, I noticed a... »
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