Little Things (When Done in Love)

mamashelperLast March I wrote a piece on the little things we do in our lives.

We often scorn little things in our lives, the mundane, the seemingly worthless things we do, day in and day out. The cleaning of a kitchen or bathroom, the changing of a diaper on a baby, shopping for groceries. Yet no act is meaningless when it is done in love.

As we often need to “preach to ourselves”, I re-read it today and was reminded of Christ’s example. Jesus, in his own words, told us He is “gentle and humble in heart.” He got on his knees to wash the feet of the disciples, setting the ultimate example of what it is to follow him. A little thing, yet of the most profound importance.

I hope this re-post encourages all reading it today that the small and unimportant things we often do, whether for husband, or children, or co-workers, or even the pets in our care, is never a wasted act.

3 thoughts on “Little Things (When Done in Love)

  1. Carrie says:

    Thanks for the encouragement, Ingrid! So very true! As a mom of five children between three and fourteen, I often feel that my life revolves around the day to day tasks; potty training a toddler, meals, paying bills, running kids to lessons ect. I needed this encouragement, thanks again!

  2. Katherine Ruebl says:

    It absolutely encouraged me! Thank you for your words of wisdom. You have inspired me for many years. I appreciate everything that you write. I am sorry for the hard times you are enduring now, my family will keep your family in our prayers daily.

  3. Beverley says:

    This was a wonderful post. The Lord blessed me with such special moments with our three now adult daughters. The homeschooling years had many trials but also many “joys” and I truly enjoyed being “at home”. I went out into the “working world” when the schooling days were gone. I wanted to serve people but both jobs had such a strong ‘union’ influence; it really hampered the joy of giving. I always encourage young mothers to cherish the moments and time with their family and I am pleasantly surprised that there are more young women truly desiring to “be at home”.
    Considering all the turmoil I was very blessed to see the photo of Emily. I’ve been praying for the family.

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