Isn’t it amazing how our thoughts and motives change as the years go by? When Randy and I married almost 27 years ago, we committed our home (so many years, so many homes, 12 to be exact) to the Lord for Him to use! At the time I felt that for it to be used, meant having church events or ladies events, lunches, dinners and allowing church leaders to use our home for any event they needed. And the memories we have from thinking back over the years bring such joy to our hearts praying that the Lord was glorified and honored each time. As time goes on (sounds like a soap opera title) we have noticed that the way the Lord uses our home looks a little different now! We don’t have the large houses that we once did. I don’t have the energy to cook for 30 people or make 100 casseroles to sell at Mistletoe Market! But the Lord doesnt need square footage, or the stamina of a 45 year old! He just needs a heart that wants to serve. We still committed our 1700 sq foot home when we moved in two years ago and have been so blessed to have get togethers, with old and new friends! Bible studies, Ladies Teas and of course family dinners! But last evening we did something that got us out of our comfort zone. We carved a pumpkin with a precious little girl that needed some smiles! As in Life, some plans just do not turn out as expected. For this sweet young lady we have grown to love, she was expecting someone she cares deeply for, to come carve her pumpkin with her! But when that didn’t happen, my sweet husband told them to grab the pumpkin and come on over! As i watched randys hand hold the knife (even with Parkinson’s he did a great job) and try to cut on the lines Sloane had drawn, it made me realize that God was using, once again our home for something that may seem small, but to this young girl, it was certainly an important night to her. Her laughter and smiles were such a blessing to us. We pray that it honored the Lord. All this to say, never cheat yourself out of a blessing by sharing your home with others! It might not be a dinner or party for 30 but the joy that you give from opening up your home even for 1 or 2 is priceless! And may God continue to use our home for His glory!