January 24, 2012

Wash their feet.

It's a rainy day in Austin and we are loving it. Dave could enjoy cloudy/rainy days all the time, but I need the sunshine...a rainy day is welcome every once in awhile though :) Earlier, as I was looking out at the rain, my eyes glanced at one of my favorite decorations my Mom gave me a few years ago...

Wash their feet // Home is with You

Whether you read the Bible or not, we all know the verse...but do we really take it all in?

"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres."
~1 Corinthians 13: 4-7

Do you practice these with your significant other? During our wedding ceremony, our pastor gave us two small towels and told us to always remember to "wash each others feet". Dave and I immediately took this to heart and strive to do this daily...

Wash their feet // Home is with You

Back in the day when actual foot washing was necessary, people usually washed their own feet or had a servant do it for them. If someone, who wasn't a servant or slave, did this for another person it was an incredibly rare and humbling experience. Today we can practice this by doing little acts of service for each other.

If you ask me, in a relationship it's the little things that matter the most. Dave and I try to "wash each others feet" in the simplest of acts: making tea for the other when we make some for ourselves (and remembering just how they like it), letting them have the last piece of pizza (when you really really want it), giving a backrub (even when you're extremely tired), etc.

Obviously there are bigger things you can do for your significant other, but it's the smaller things that make up day to day life. If we just remember to do this...

Wash their feet // Home is with You

...it can encompass so many of the things mentioned in 1 Corinthians 13. If we go about our days thinking how we can wash their feet it makes us a little more patient, a little more kind, and much less self seeking.


  1. I love 1 Corinthians and I think it is a wonderful tool that shows us exactly how the Lord wants us to love

  2. My husband and I do little things too. :) love this post.

  3. Nicely done, Mallorie. Good thing for even us oldies to remember.

  4. I love this!! It's the little things that keep the spark alive. Thanks so much for sharing!

  5. I love that the towels were incorporated into your marriage ceremony. I have never heard of that being done before, but so important to be reminded of this "love" when we are committing our lives to another person. :)

  6. I la-la-love this post. Doing the little things are what truly matter most.

  7. Yes, we need to be "washing feet" all day long! Jesus led by example, look at Him washing feet!

    Loved this most precious post...

  8. i love this and 1 Corinthians!

    thanks for sharing!


  9. this is so beautiful.

    hubs asked to wash my feet during our wedding ceremony. it was so special.



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