Sunday, January 20, 2008

In Honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

"Everybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. You don't have to know about Plato and Aristotle to serve. You don't have to know Einstein's theory of relativity to serve. You don't have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love. And you can be that servant."

Martin Luther King Jr. (Excerpted from The Drum Major,1968)

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, let's think about ways we can write to serve.

Does someone you know need an encouraging word today? Send a card, e-card, or e-mail.

Is there an non-paying writing opportunity you might consider as an act of service?

One of my first freelance assignments was non-paying. God answered my prayers to connect me with at least one reader. For two years now, we've kept in touch via e-mail. I've watched her life transform. She's experienced tremendous healing and now she speaks to churches. And I've continued to write for this ministry(paying since then).

What ideas do you have for serving others with words? Please share.

(I recently wrote an article about Martin Luther King, click here to read.)

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1 comment:

LoreeArrington said...

I want to thank you for the perfect quote. My husband and I were sitting there and he was plucking my feathers about why I'm so hestitant to jump in and start writing! He had just said, "You think you have to have a college degree - and you don't! You need to use the voice God gave you & write!" I was going through the blogs I love to read at the time, and yours 'happened' to be next. He and I laughed - and he said, "See, even they think I'm right!!" Thanks for taking his side!!! :)