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How To Help A Lonely Person

11/03/2014

Two are better than one, for if one falls down, the other will help him up.  But pity the person who falls and has no one to help him up.  Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 Mother Teresa says, “Loneliness is the most terrible poverty.”  What do you do when a friend tells you they are lonely?  Do you shrug […]

Susie Saves The Day

02/02/2017

Jesus said, “Be light in this dark world.”  It is not easy being God’s light, but in the following story, a nine-year-old girl shows us how: Come with me to a third grade classroom . . .There is a nine-year-old kid sitting at his desk and all of a sudden, there is a puddle between […]

I Will Go With You

09/13/2015

How can we care for a person with cancer or other serious illnesses? I was overwhelmed with having to do this by myself. Grace Butler is a colon cancer survivor. She says that one of the most difficult issues in her cancer journey is because she is alone and feels alone and lonely.   She shares, […]

Another God Nudge Story by Karen

10/23/2015

Do you believe in God Nudges? What is a God Nudge? I learned from a pastor a long time ago, if someone comes into your mind—especially someone who you do not see or talk to on a regular basis. Pay attention! It may be God nudging to contact that person.

An example of a God Nudge in my life happened a year ago.

Guard Your Mouth

09/26/2015

By Loretta Newton Proverb 21:23:  “He who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps himself from calamity.” Diane and I worked together.  We were friends, but Diane had the habit of always cleaning out the break room refrigerator.  Well, on this particular day she had, once again, cleaned out the refrigerator and threw out my pitcher […]

Be There Even When You Do Not Want To Be There

09/16/2015

Jesus tells us, “Love your neighbor,” and he does not add: “when you feel like it.”

Deanna Thompson, Professor of Religion at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota, has written a book about her journey with Stage IV breast cancer. The title of her book is Hoping for More: Having Cancer, Talking Faith, and Accepting Grace

In her book Deanna talks about the importance of being there for a friend who is suffering. Following is one example she gives:

Being A Friend To A Sick Friend

08/04/2014

How can I be a friend to a friend who’s sick?

Letty Pogrebin in her book, How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who’s Sick, gives the following advice:

1. The best response in any encounter with a sick friend is to say, “Tell me what I can do to make things easier for you—I really want to help.”