Wednesday, March 7, 2007

First day as a blogger

So I have a confession to make: I am a virgin blogger. I don't generally read blogs and I have never had one of my own. This is not a judgement on blogs or a statement about my ability to use technology. It is simply a reflection of my own laziness and the certainty that I will use this blog for a time and then as the newness wears off just stop. Cold turkey.

I named the blog "Heart of Service" because it has been pointed out by my good friend Kellye that I have the spiritual gift of service. I've known this for comes naturally to me to help out and volunteer myself for all sorts of things. (Kellye says that I'm all "volunteery") What I struggle with is that I want to "do it all" and that can make others who are also service minded uncomfortable. They want to help as well and I tend to hog all the work for myself. Whether a need for praise or acceptance or maybe a little of both, I figured that the title of this blog would be a daily reminder that I need to embrace my spiritual gift but to also temper it with an awareness of the needs of others. Anything that I do should only be an avenue through which I can glorify God. Doing things because it makes me look good is unacceptable. My new memory verse is:
I Corinthians 14:12 Even so you, since you are zealous for spiritual gifts, let it be for the edification of the church that you seek to excel.


Anonymous said...

I have heard much about this exceptional individual whom you speak of. What a beautiful name she has..Kellye. Is she too good to be true?

The rest of the blog was rated "acceptable". More talk of this enchanted female would have landed you and "exceptional" rating.

Anonymous said...

Xan is also superwoman. She not only has time to be a great wife, mother, and therapist, but she is also a great scrapper, cook, and now blogger to boot! As a superwoman, she also loves and encourages her sister-in-law. Xan is super-loved!

Anonymous said...

The second "commenter" made the first "commenter" look idiotic and immeasurably vain. So, this comment is to validate the second post as being truthful. I must add to the long list of amazing things Xandra does - cross stitching. At a recent baby shower, all the hostesses chipped in to give a nice shower and gift to the honorary mom-to-be. Above and beyond her duty, Xandra cross-stitched this amazing piece of work and framed it for the baby's room. You should have heard the ooh's and ahh's it received. It was PRECIOUS! Someone asked who's creation this was and I replied, "Xandra's" and in a chorus you heard.."Figures! She's amazing!"