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


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 […]

How can we care for a person with cancer?


How can we care for a person with cancer? Ask Important Questions! Ask, “How are you, today?” and also ask, “What’s going to be the hard part for you?” Be sincere and show them that what they are going through is important to you. Tell them you’re coming over …. Then visit them. Be creative with special treats and conversations that will brighten their days. Even if they say they don’t need anything, that’s when they will most appreciate that you are there.

The Power of Listening


Two ears, one mouth – pause – What might God be telling us? Which do you prefer more when you’re dealing with an issue – someone telling you what you need to do, OR someone listening to you while you explain what’s going on?  I’m guessing most of you would choose the latter. Intentional listening […]

Multiple Choice Caregiving


I don’t know what to do! My neighbor is ill and I want to help, but I just do not know what to do. If only they would just tell me how to help them! What should I do when I don’t know what to do? This was my question last winter when Debbie, a […]

Tough Forgiveness


Jeri Mulder says the following story is what forgiveness looks like: On May 20, 2012, 18 year-old Takunda Mavima was driving home drunk from a party when he lost control and crashed his car into an off-ramp near Grand Rapids, Michigan. Riding in the car were 17 year-old, Tim See, and 15 year-old, Krysta Howell. Both […]

How can we love and care for the elderly?


We all have friends or family members who need to know someone cares about them. They need assurance that they are loved and valued even if they are unable to do all things they’ve done in the past. Every person needs to know they matter to someone.

We hope to offer stories from experiences of others, good advice, and valuable ideas you will be able to use often.



There are more people in slavery today than any other time in history. Estimates are that as many as 27 million people are enslaved. 27 million!

On the fourth of July, we celebrate our freedom, but I sadly can’t stop thinking about all those individuals who are not free today. I especially mourn for the children and women who are victims of sex-trafficking. Can you imagine what it would be like if you, your daughter or your granddaughter lived the following story?