Posts Tagged ‘serving’

I Chose Something Else: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

January 29, 2017

Four hundred folks at/
a singles dance. Me? I wrote,/
cooked for Mom, talked, prayed.

Why Do Single Activities? Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

October 27, 2016

Is serving versus/
singling* my self righteousness?/
What would Jesus do?

*Singling: Any actions done by singles for the sole purpose of mingling, getting to know other singles, with no apparent redemptive value to humanity (bar hopping, dancing, hiking in a singles group, etc.)

Higher Love Service: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

November 3, 2015

Higher Love” is a/
great song to sing while serving/
in the Lord’s storehouse.

Becoming A Packer: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

November 3, 2015

Trying to be of/
service, I today again/
became a Packer.

Doing The Best Things: Revolutionary Blogging Prose

April 5, 2014

(Originally posted on Facebook)
I go to a lot of dances, karaoke, parties, sporting activities, social events. I think they’re important to “connect”, especially when a person doesn’t have a local “family”.
But can I share something without coming across as self rigtheous or anything? I had a thought this morning about how the dances and other social activities I attend are really just for me. They’re not really helping anyone else (although I do make others smile when I ‘rock it’.) I heard a talk about service, and then I wondered this:
https://cyranowriter.wordpress.com/2014/04/05/can-we-do-more-than-dance-revolutionary-contexting-haiku/ — can I do more than dance? Can I serve?
And I was listening to someone who was talking about family history, which prompted this question (and answer to the question I’d asked this morning) —
https://cyranowriter.wordpress.com/2014/04/05/dancing-with-ancestors-revolutionary-contexting-haiku/ — I can spend time doing genealogy and helping others.
Tonight, instead of going to a dance, I’m going to work on family history with a friend. And the larger question is this: Have you folks ever thought about putting together service projects, family history “working sessions”, have a “barn raising” (i.e., maybe we all go work for an hour on each other’s gardens), or anything similar … instead of just dancing or going out to dinner or going to sporting events or doing other social things?
(NOTE: Watching da Badgers play this afternoon in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four is NOT included!)