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 “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.  Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interest of others.”

– Philippians 2:3-4 {ESV}

When my oldest daughter Katie was 5, I took her with our church group to serve in New Orleans.  2 years after Katrina had hit, areas of the city were still untouched.  Many people questioned my thought process, since New Orleans is such a “wicked” city, but I knew the possibility of positive influence on her from that trip would far outweigh the negative.  Now 11, Katie has recently returned from another trip with me, to San Pedro Sula Honduras this past December.

Making service a priority in your home starts with 2 things: 1) you must model it, and 2) you must intentionally place your children into situations where they can serve.  Don’t buy into the lie that they need to be 15, 20, or 25 to do so.  Kids naturally love others, and the early years are the most fertile to foster the attitude Philippians 2:3,4 speaks of.  Today, pray that God increase your eyes and ears to be made aware of service opportunities.  Maybe it begins with the neighbor across the street…maybe it begins with a trip.  However it begins, pray that God shows it clearly, and trust Him in the serving.


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Raising Kids for True Greatness


This is Day 26 of our 31 Days of Prayer for Your Children Challenge.

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Steve Rose

Steve recently authored his first book \”Shouting at God\”, about his father\’s battle with cancer and their family\’s struggle with his illness and death. You can find out more about Steve, his book, and read his personal blog at



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