Sunday, July 10, 2011

it's the little things, really

I love all the little things we can do in life
to help someone feel the love of Jesus

It's simple, really
and yet so often we forget (I forget)
to do and say the very things that speak His love into others' hearts.

There is really nothing I love more than to share
the incredibly wonderful things God has done for me

And so
I was excited to (finally) have a weekend filled with
lazy summerness and blogging time to do just that....

First I want to show you a pic of this incredible pie
(And while it is extremely tasty)
It is a reminder to me
of the sweet encouragement we can bring to one another.

You see, last summer
when the 'Justin and Laurie Story' didn't look like we thought it would.....
A friend brought over this pie
(along with a meal.....but it was really about the pie for me)
And I felt the love of Jesus through Lynn and her bringing me a meal.  And pie.

And around that same time....
A couple stopped by our house
A couple we barely knew but we shared a love for Jesus
And we felt His love flow through them as they dropped off this stuff at our front door.
Such a blessing.

And then, of course, there were the precious gifts of time
And anonymous surprises left on the front porch
And sacrificial gifts of money....
(that I don't ever want to forget)

And really I could go on and on about last summer
And how the love of Jesus was poured out on us from people who
Well, people who cared about us
But also people who listened to Jesus
And reached out when they could've just stayed away.

Staying away from hurting people is much easier, you know.......
But it's just not what Jesus has modeled for us.

So usually this blog is about the current 'Justin and Laurie Story'
But today I wanted to take a trip back
And share about God's love that was so incredibly tangible
In a time that was painful for us

And to remind me (and you, perhaps...)
It's those little things
we can do any day
That can make a big difference in spreading His precious love to those around us.

'And let us consider how we may spur one another on
toward love and good deeds'
~Hebrews 10:24~

have a super Sunday spreading the love of Jesus
to all those around you
in all the ways you can possibly think of

linking up here with my blogger buddy, Katie
who shares my love for Jesus
and joins me in the wild ride of raising 3 boys
thanks for the link up, Katie!


  1. beautiful. reflecting on the goodness of the lord, perfect way to spend a weekend. love you, girl! xo

  2. Laurie, I can't tell you how beautiful this is. When Kevin was doing his cancer treatment, we were financially strapped. We had people doing all kinds of generous acts for us. It blew my mind. You are right, we can show our love for Jesus through such actions. It is easy to back away from people when they are struggling because we don't know what to do, but we are called to serve. So glad you had such amazing people reach out to you, my friend!

  3. LOVE LOVE LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE this. a handmade meal, groceries on the porch, random cash speaks VOLUMES. to give and to receive. love this post. did i mention i LOVE this? :)

  4. wow, what a beautiful post! the love of Jesus is an amazing thing. :) and it sounds like you are surrounded by some very thoughtful and loving people! so touching.

  5. Oh, I had to squint and read that pie is called Lemonade Stand Pie. Oh-me-oh-my. That would have spoken the love of Jesus to me as well. :) What treasures of friends you all have that lifted you up during your time of need. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Such a great easy to His hands a feet.

  7. this is beautiful, laurie. i'm getting caught up on your posts. love you so much!!!