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Are You Too Busy To See?

09/28/2016

“Mam, do you need help?” Running late as usual, because I always have a hundred things on my plate, I noticed my gas tank was low. Frustrated, I pulled up to the gas pump, grabbed my credit card, jumped out of the car, swiped my card, and started filling the gas tank. How much gas […]

Help Carry The Burden

05/17/2016

Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2

Last night I saw a movie about courage and carrying one another’s burdens. The movie was “#42.” It was about Jackie Robinson, the first black player in major-league baseball. In one scene Jackie was playing in his hometown stadium in Brooklyn. During the game he committed an error and the crowd began to shout derogatory remarks and racial slurs. Jackie Robinson stood at first base with his head down. He was thoroughly humiliated.

Opportunity 2016

11/24/2015

Imagine that at 12:01 on New Year’s Eve, God gives each of us a brand new book.  This book has 364 pages, and all the pages are blank.  The title is Opportunity 2016. Also imagine what would happen, if each day and on each page, we wrote the name of a person who received our […]

What do you say at the funeral of a person that committed suicide?

06/11/2015

There are no words!  There are no words which will fix the situation or take away your friends devastating grief.  The most important thing you can do is to  Be There.  Go to the visitation and the funeral.  Your presence is the most important gift you can give your friend.  Too often in difficult situations, like […]

Caring for Ourselves

05/20/2013

It is extremely important for the caregiver to take good care of him or herself as well as the care-receivers. CareGiving can be a thankless, exhausting job and it may seem selfish to take care of oneself when the care-receivers require so much attention. To fail to do so, however, can be destructive. Jesus said, “Love God . . . Love Neighbor . . . Love Self.”