linseyI want to introduce you to a beautiful servant friend of mine, Linsey. She was one of the first servants I met when I moved to Boerne. She was Kendall Elementary’s PTO President my first year. Everyday without fail she would come and serve in some capacity all while trying not to be seen…completely humble at heart. We also both belong to the same church, Currey Creek, where she is active in serving in many ways. A few months ago she was diagnosed with Stage 4 Breast Cancer. When I learned the news my heart ached for she and her precious family. I wanted to do something to help. A Sign-up Genius made its way around encouraging others to sign up to bring the family meals. I opened the email the same day I received it…only a couple of hours of receiving it to sign-up.The first opportunity for my family to bring the Laws family a meal was two months down the road. WOW! The outpouring of love astounded me. It speaks volumes to the amount of love and respect this community has for the this beloved family.

serve-others-quoteOn Monday I took my girls with me to deliver the meal.  I needed their help in carrying it in, but I also wanted them to be a part of serving others in their time of need. On the drive over, tears swelled as I recalled doing the same thing with my mom as a child. My mom has always been an amazing cook, and she has always shared that gift with others. It’s how she shows other people love. I wish I could say that I inherited her amazing cooking skills, but I do share her heart in loving other people by showing up when they need you the most. I told my girls I wanted them to remember this day for always. The Lord marked it extra special for us. Linsey greeted us at the door with a beautiful smile and a welcoming spirit. We all gathered around her kitchen island as I began to ask her how she is doing. Linsey is one of the bravest ladies I know. She inspires me. She answered all of my questions without hesitation and her chin only quivered once when she was mentioning her children. She has completed her 9th chemo treatment out of 27 and she faces radiation at MD Anderson when her chemo treatments are done. She is optimistic and has an amazing peace about her that can only come from God above. You can see Him being her strength, and it is an amazing beauty to see. Before we left, we all joined hands together and prayed. It truly was a beautiful moment for all of us. God was certainly in our presence.

sunsetAs we drove home He continued to show us His Presence. We looked out our window at the most amazing sunset. Beautiful pinks and blues blended with the white clouds as we drove. Then as we turned onto our street the colors had changed to an amazing shade of orange with a hint of red. It took my breath away. I felt Him speaking to us through the beautiful artwork He was revealing. “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.” Matthew 25:35-36

Friends, there is nothing more fulfilling than serving others because we are serving Christ Himself. When we take our eyes off of ourselves and place them on to the interest of others beautiful and amazing things happen. Linsey has lived a life of serving others and now she is getting a beautiful outpouring of love showered over her. Our God is faithful to us. He shows up. He never leaves us. He takes every single step we take with us. We do serve a mighty and faithful God!

How are you serving Him today? Is there someone hungry that you can feed? Is there someone new you have met that you could invite them into your home? Is there someone that needs clothes? Who can you serve that is sick or is in prison and needs a visit? Let’s put love in action and serve others! I promise you it is worth it!!!  #gloryup #truth

Before you close your eyes tonight, will you lift up Linsey Laws to our Heavenly Father above? When I asked her permission in sharing her story with all of you she was gracious and said “Yes, I could use all the prayers I can get.” Let’s shower her with them today!  We love you Linsey and we are praying!!!  XOXOXO