Thursday, January 22, 2009

MHR Inspiration #7

Hello and happy Thursday everyone! I hope that you have all been having a fabulous week! First of all, for everyone who commented yesterday, thank you for your concern about our stair railing! :) We will be putting a railing up - probably about the time that we get trim around the windows and doors, and it will definitely be there before we have little ones toddling around!

Today is a big day for me, as it will be the first full day of work in my company's new offices! It's pretty exciting!


This week, I found an article entitled Sacrificial Love

This article is the second in the series that started with Does Your Spouse See Jesus In You? which was the very first article that we read (from this post).

This one really spoke to me about the way that I serve Austin. When we were dating, I looked for ways to help him and make him happy all the time, and he used to have a really hard time letting me do things for him. Well, as we have gotten more used to each other and to living in the same house, I have gotten complacent, and he has gotten more comfortable with asking me to do things (as he should), and, to my shame, I have found myself being mildly annoyed by simple requests that should be so easy for me to do.


Prompt/Theme for Friday, January 23, 2009

Tell us about a time that your spouse went out of his way to serve you, and love you sacrificially.

I'm also going to include a challenge this week. I don't know that I'm going to do it every week, and you do not have to participate, but this one is really more to keep me accountable.

Your mission, if you choose to accept it, has two parts. First, look for ways that you can serve your husband. These can be big or small, sometimes the things that seem so insignificant to us can make a big difference in making our husbands feel loved and respected. And second, if your husband asks you to do something for him, even if it seems silly, or like he could easily do it for himself, do it cheerfully and without an attitude of annoyance.

Well, that's all for now! Have a teriffic Thursday! I can't wait to read all about our rocking hubbies tomorrow!


  1. Thank you for motivating me!I am going to consider the challange and hopefully I will have the courage to post it.

  2. OOps. My MHR is actually about something he helps ME with. I do appreciate him though.

    And your right, we need to do things without grumbling and with a servants heart :-)

    Bless you!!

  3. Thanks, Katy-Lin! I appreciate your honesty with your struggles. Even though sometimes it can feel like just a blog thing to do, I think it's a blessing to have something come up in my schedule once a week that makes me stop and appreciate all my dh does!

  4. Thank you for sharing your struggle. I promise you are not the only one who feels that way. You are doing a great thing with MHR Fridays!!!


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