Service with a Smile!

  Hello there!  So happy to have you back with us.  We love everyone who reads and responds to our messages.  Now that summer has passed and fall is upon us, we can settle down from summer vacations, pools, outings and get back to what we do best……Serving others!

  Needs around us unfortunately don’t take a vacation and as many as we try to meet, there are far more that still need to be met.  We always go back to the question, yes, but what can one person do?  Have you ever heard of the Starfish parable?  Well, here it is:

  One day, an old man was walking along a beach that was littered with thousands of starfish that had been washed ashore by the high tide. As he walked, he came upon a young boy who was eagerly throwing the starfish back into the ocean, one by one.  Puzzled, the man looked at the boy and asked what he was doing. Without looking up from his task, the boy simply replied, “I’m saving these starfish, Sir”.  The old man chuckled aloud, “Son, there are thousands of starfish and only one of you. What difference can you make?”  The boy picked up a starfish, gently tossed it into the water and turning to the man, said, “I made a difference to that one!”

  We need to make a difference to the ones that we can reach.  God will send someone else to help the others and that’s the basic principle of WIGS.  Women working together in small groups to help others.  The synergy (benefit of being together) of two people working together do the work of three!  It’s true.  It really works.  I you do one service each month and get some of your friends to do the same thing, before you know it, you will be making a difference in your corner of the world.

  There are so many things that need to be done.  Hospitals and nursing homes that need to be visited, shut-ins that need visits or help with groceries or medicines, schools that need volunteers, homeless people who need basic toiletries, on and on and on.  I could never run out of things that need to be done.  Take a tablet and pencil and just begin to write down ideas of services that you know can be done close to you.  You will be so surprised when you look at your list and see how great the needs are around you.

  Send us ideas of projects that you plan to do or that you have already done, and we can share them on this page with others.  Helping others see the love of Jesus Christ is our purpose.  The reason that we were created and are still here.  We need to work while we have time and opportunity.  

  We never know when it might be our turn to need help and how much it would mean to us for someone to stop from their busy schedule and help us.  

  Please join with us, grab some friends and get them to work with you and get busy doing something!   You never know how far God will take you until you step out in faith.

  We will be praying for you as you prepare to step out on the road to greater service.

    Hugs, Margie

About the Author Margie Winnie

Margie Winnie helps people find their happy place in their walk with God. She been in women’s ministry for over thirty years serving as a Sunday school teacher, women’s ministry leader, and has a long history of public speaking and singing. The author of "A Place Of Sweetness", she is currently writing "Mama’s Legacy". Margie is married, the mother of three children and two step-children, ten grandchildren and nine great grandchildren, as well as being "Mama" to many motherless ladies. She is the founder of WIGS (Women In God’s Service), a service ministry for Christian women.

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