Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Simply Serve 2014...

Have you heard about Simply Serve 2014? If you haven't you really should. You can click here to find out more. It is such a great idea and the ladies behind it are all pretty darn awesome.

I knew straight away it was something I needed to join in on. January's theme was: Serve Yourself. Talk about starting with a tough one! I'm great at serving others, but like most mama's I'm practically a pro at putting myself last.

At first I was completely stumped for ideas. We were pretty booked up so there was no chance of me taking any time away. I'm still nursing Connor so a night away was out of the question. I had all three littles home with me till the Monday just gone, so not much chance of anything just for me there.

Then I remembered a post I saw on Instagram by Laura from Bits of Splendor. She was starting up an
IG and Facebook group called Women Anchored, it's basically an online bible study group. They were starting with the devotional What Happens When Women Say Yes To God. I'd seen it, thought it sounded great, but didn't know whether to spend the money on the book.

Now this may sound strange to some of you but I don't like to spend money without running it by my husband. Yep, before I spend money on anything I get his opinion and his okay. Well not groceries but you know what I mean. I figure he works hard for the money that supports our household, the least I could do is consult him before I spend any of it. For the record I don't think he's ever said no to anything, but I don't waste money anyway. Plus I'm good at talking myself out of purchases before I get a chances to show him or tell him about it.

It's not that I thought he would say no, but I'm trying really hard to save every spare cent at the moment and just thought I will follow along without the book. Which brings me back to
Serving Myself.

I actually laughed out loud at how perfect the timing was. I knew that the way to serve myself was to buy the book and make a little time everyday where I sit with a hot coffee, a nice candle burning nearby, and dig a little deeper.

It may sound simple, well actually it is. But sometimes the simplest of things can have the biggest impact on us. This devotional, this group, turned out to be exactly what I needed to get back to being centred and feeding my soul. I couldn't be happier with my choice, and it's the gift that keeps on giving because as a group we are only up to day five, so it's going to keep going well through February. What a blessing.

I can't wait to see how everyone else has served themselves and to find out who we will be serving next month.