January 2013 Synchroblog – Serving Others in the New Year

3 Jan

Serving Others

New Year’s Resolutions are usually somewhat self-serving. But is there a way you can serve others in 2013? Are there homeless people in your community? Maybe you could bring some food to them on a regular basis this year. Are there single mothers? How about coming alongside them to babysit their kids while they go shopping, or maybe you could change the oil in their ca or mow their lawn. Do you know any alcoholics or addicts? What can you do to show them love and care this year? Are there elderly shut-ins in your neighborhood? How about running errands for them or going over to their place to play cards, read to them, or just talk?

For the January 2013 synchroblog, we invite you to share some of the tangible needs in your neighborhood or community you will seek to meet this year. Be concrete. Where, when, how, and to whom will you be the hands and feet of Jesus? As you think and write about this, it will not only encourage you to follow Jesus into the world this year, but will also provide the rest of us with some suggestions for how we can serve others in our own communities.

As always, post your link here or on the Facebook page by Tuesday, January 8. The Link list will get posted on Wednesday, January 9.

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8 Responses to “January 2013 Synchroblog – Serving Others in the New Year”

  1. Glenn Hager January 7, 2013 at 12:26 pm #

    Good topic for the new year!

    http://www.glennhager.com/2013/01/finding-the-joy-in-loving-others/

  2. Chris Jefferies January 7, 2013 at 6:33 pm #

    I’m going to join in this synchroblog for the first time.My contribution is ‘A light on the path’ at http://jesus.scilla.org.uk/2013/01/a-light-on-path.html

    Grace and peace to everyone as we get into the second week of 2013 (that’s 2% of it gone already! :-)

  3. Carol Kuniholm January 7, 2013 at 8:32 pm #

    My contribution is Learning Compassion http://wordshalfheard.blogspot.com/2013/01/this-months-synchroblog-topic-years.html
    Thanks for all the work of organizing this every month!

  4. Liz January 8, 2013 at 6:23 pm #

    Here is mine: Little Things http://gracerules.wordpress.com/2013/01/08/little-things/

  5. Jeremy Myers January 8, 2013 at 11:45 pm #

    Mine is here:

    Jeremy Myers – http://www.tillhecomes.org/serving-others/

  6. kathyescobar January 9, 2013 at 4:24 pm #

    sorry, just got mine up, busy morning! thanks, jeremy!

    kathy escobar
    three things about one word: serving

    http://kathyescobar.com/2013/01/09/three-things-about-one-word-serving/

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  1. Little Things « Grace Rules Weblog - January 8, 2013

    […] This post is part of the January synchroblog “Serving Others In The New Year”  […]

  2. Serving Others in 2013 | Till He Comes - May 31, 2013

    […] around the world in writing about a common theme or idea. This month, we want to focus on some of our plans for serving others in 2013. We are doing this, not to brag about how we serve others, but to hopefully provide some ideas and […]

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