Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people.

Ephesians 6:7 NIV

Listen to Words from the Heart


The Tintamarre is a recent tradition that has been embraced wholeheartedly by the Acadian people over the past half-century. First held in 1955 to commemorate the bicentenary of the expulsion of the Acadians from the Maritime provinces, the Tintamarre takes its inspiration from a medieval French custom during which a crowd makes as much noise as possible in order to mark a sad or joyful event. In the case of Acadia’s Fête Nationale celebrated on August 15, the Tintamarre embodies both the sadness of the expulsion of the Acadians and joy at the survival of Acadian culture.


We have all had to do something that we really didn’t enjoy doing. If we are a responsible person, we get the job done, even if our hearts aren’t fully in it. That may be fine in human affairs – as long as we get the job done, we are seen as successful. It is not the case with the things of the Kingdom of God. In Ephesians 6:7 we read, “Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people.” In our relationship with Jesus, we must be all in. There is no place with being halfhearted in our walk with Jesus and our service for Him. If Jesus isn’t Lord of all, He isn’t Lord at all. Paul is saying here that while we might get away with serving people half-heartedly, it is our relationship with Jesus that will drive us to follow Him, serve Him, love Him wholeheartedly. Is this how things are in your walk with Jesus? Does He too often sit on the sidelines of your life, or is your whole heart driving you to Him?

These have been words from the heart.
Bob Beasley