Small but powerful graces

I had a really cool discussion last night with some great friends & I was reminded of a quote from Mother Teresa that goes something like: do small things with great love. When I think about this, here are some practical ideas for some small things that can show great love:
*help someone remember your name without making them feel bad
*look for opportunities to give sincere compliments
*hold the door open for a person without expecting a “thank you”
*give a genuine smile when someone is grumpy with you
*dont wait until you feel like it to be nice – let kindness come from your heart & not your feelings 🙂

What are some other ideas that you can share to help us express great love through small things?

a call to action

This morning, my kids & I were reading in James about how faith without action is worthless & it was an interesting conversation.  We can tell alot about what we believe by looking at our actions.  In actual fact, our actions have greater volume & visibility in our lives than our intentions.  In addition to faith, we also talked about how faith works by love & that love is a decision & not merely a warm, huggy feeling.  Maybe some of our faith is dysfunctional because our love is inert or tainted with self-deception.  Whatever the case, I was challenged from my conversation with my kids to let God’s love flow through me so that my faith will have effective & productive feet 🙂

Here’s something fun to watch:  call to action ,)