Monday, October 28, 2013

Bigger Picture Moments: On Generosity

"It seemed like they brought everything but the kitchen sink.

One by one, bag by bag, tool by tool, my mom, step dad and step brothers carried everything we’d need for a weekend of replacing our kitchen and laundry room floors into our home late Friday evening.

No detail was spared in the project — from the perfect-colored matching grout to the precisely placed porcelain tiles that took hours lay out. Nor was anything overlooked for the caring of the people — my mother came prepared with enough food to feed an army via crockpot and skillet, disposable plates and buckets for washing utensils.

And all of it — the materials for the floor, the time and talent of laying the floor, the food — gifted to us in a loving act of generosity.

This just days after John’s dad and our contractor friend offered to take out a wall to help the floor-laying process go more smoothly.

By Sunday morning before I left for church, I looked around my house ..."

To read the rest of this story, head over to the Immanuel Church blog.

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