Thursday, April 30, 2009

kindness creates a blessing

Love Dare Challenge day 2:
All morning I have been pondering over the 40 day love dare challenge, why is this only a 40 day challenge? The Bible says we need to be like Him, act like Him, do things He would do. Why is that so hard for us as Christians? Being a servant, unselfish, patient and kind is all part of who God created us to be. Why have we all strayed from that? To be honest with you I have for sometime now, giving excuses like "oh I have kids now", "I am too busy", "I have a husband to take care of", or I need more “me” time. One minute I will breath the sweet air of heaven and the next minute choke on my own selfishness. There have been many times I wanted more in life, better material items for myself and my kids. Never thinking that we would be struggling through tough financial times, loose a home, or give back a vehicle because we could not afford the payments. BUT it happened, we are normal and have our imperfections just like everyone else. I am walking closer with the Lord right now that I ever have and I know one day my creator will bring me up to his holy grounds, place my crown of glory on me, and allow me to live beyond my wildest dreams.

After the gym this morning I washed Chris' car, filled his middle console with chewing gum (he chewsgum a lot since he has quit smoking) and topped of his gas tank . All very simple things but I feel so joyful that I did it for him, even if he does not notice. I feel good today, really good and I want you to as well. Kindness is an action of love. Patience avoids a problem; kindness creates a blessing. You will never learn to love until you learn to demonstrate kindness.

I challenge you to do one act of kindness today, no matter how small or how large I would love to hear about it.

Arriving home after the gym this morning the dishwasher had been loaded and was running, beds were made, Jalen was showered and ready for school, and Liam was up and changed. How much did this book cost me?

“Do not let kindness and truth leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and good repute in the sight of God and man” Proverbs 3:3-4

Lover you all,


  1. So honest, I will do a act of kindness today at some point. I will try to get back on and let you know what it was. Great post!
    Have a blessed day and rest of the week.


  2. I truly love that you guys are doing the love dare! I so want to get that book - we LOVED the movie! And, you are so right about acts of kindness and unselfishness. It is so easy in the world we live in to let other things get in the way but we must always hold strong and realize our purpose her on this earth. It truly is to serve others and become the best child of God that we can. Love you...and, we really need to get together for lunch sometime very soon!

  3. Well said and so true about how we should be acting and things we should be doing. I am glad you are honest about the how you are.


  4. Ah Kristen, it is a 40 day challenge because if we do something for 40 days, experts say it becomes engrained in our brains as habits. Awesome you washed his vehicle and filled it up with gum! How cool!

  5. What a great thing you are doing.You are so sweet.

  6. I am so excited to hear that there is really a book from that! You have inspired me to go get it!! You are so inspiring to me and love that you have a love for God! Thanks for sharing it to us!
    Be Blessed!

  7. HI KRISTEN!!!
    I love your blog about KINDNESS!!
    I'm in Orlando, Fl visiting my 2nd daughter and son. My daughter works for Walt Disney world, stay tuned for great and fun photos, and our son is in his 1st year of Law school out here. I will look for ways to be kind and patient today!!!! As a Christian, yes, we should always be kind!!!Thank you again for the kind words about my MIMI legs!! In person, they leave alot to be desired!!!My oldest daughter and baby Camdyn fly into town today!!! The parks will be Magical with Camdyn along!!!
    We should meet up sometime???

  8. LOVE this post about true,I have been trying over the last few days after reading this for the first time to be more kind and have more patients. I look forward to what the other day coming will hold for you guys.

    Take care,