Welcome to FamilyServe. After spending most of my life serving others in ministry and education, I realized in recent years my life has been mostly focused on my family and myself, and not so much on others.

I also realized that between school and sports, my kids are mostly focused on themselves. I decided we needed to make some changes and find ways to work together, as a family, to make loving and serving others a priority. I believe this is important, as part of my spiritual beliefs, and also because it is the right way to live in community with the people around us.

In the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke, Jesus quotes an Old Testament passage to reveal what is most important in life. Boiled down, He says to love God, and love others. That’s what really matters.

Whatever your world view or spiritual perspective, loving others is a philosophy that I hope just about everyone can get behind. That’s the only way to make our world a better place.

I want to do a better job of living that out. I want to teach my children to live their lives with that as the priority. This blog is a small piece in that.

I hope this will be a place to share ideas and challenge and encourage people to find creative, practical and impactful ways to love our neighbors, to care for others, and to serve people around us.