What May I Do to Help You?


Often when asked, “What may I do to help you?” most people are hesitant.  “Oh, nothing, really,”  they say.  “I’m fine.”  (Perhaps they aren’t sure themselves, can’t make a decision, or don’t want to inconvenience you.)  So we need to make an educated guess about what a person’s needs might be.  It is helpful to […]

Are You a Gossip?


Are you a gossip and don’t know it? “A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy person keeps a secret.”   Proverbs 11:13 “Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth; Keep watch over the door of my lips.”  Psalm 141:3 When someone tells you his sad story or bears her raw-self, keep that confidence.  […]

A Day In Prison


by Randy Simpson My day is filled with loneliness and despair, and wondering and thinking about my future!  Being in prison is a world of loneliness, and I do struggle with that each day. Try to imagine what it would be like to be empty inside, and hungry and not be able to fill your […]

I Don’t Know


 I attended a funeral in which a son of the deceased said:  “My 4 year old son asked me, ‘Why did God make Grandpa Mark die?’  I told him, “God wanted someone to play basketball with.” I cringed when I heard this father’s explanation.  I could just imagine what the little 4 year old thought, […]

A Cure for Sorrow


There is an old Chinese tale about the woman whose only son died.  In her grief, she went to the Holy man and said, “What prayers, what magical incantations do you have to bring my son back to life?”  Instead of sending her away or reasoning with her, he said to her, “Fetch me a […]

Do You Allow Others To Care For You?


When a friend asks, “How may I help you during this difficult time?”  Do you respond, “Oh thanks, but I am doing just fine.” There are times when we need to be generous receivers of care. Janet recalls a time that she was seeing a counselor when things were tough in her marriage.  She says, “One […]

The Story of Saint Valentine


The Story of Saint Valentine “The story of Valentine’s Day begins in the third century with an oppressive Roman emperor and a humble Christian Martyr.   The emperor was Claudius II.   The Christian was Valentinus. Claudius had ordered all Romans to worship twelve gods, and had made it a crime punishable by death to […]

The Best Type of Valentine’s Card


Start now and create the best kind of Valentine’s card for your spouse or friend. Here is how: Purchase a beautiful card which is blank inside, or just use whatever paper is available.  Believe me, it isn’t the paper that is important here.  It’s the handwritten message. Consider the questions: Why do you love your spouse (or other special […]

Look At The Heart


“When God measures a person, God puts the tape around the heart instead of the head.” – Author Unknown

President Lincoln had the wonderful ability to laugh at himself, especially his own physical appearance. When Senator Stephen Douglas once called him a “two-faced man,” Lincoln responded, “I leave it to my audience. If I had another face, do you think I would wear this one?”

The ABC’s of Love


Today’s wisdom is from God: “God so loved the world that he gave us Jesus,” and Jesus shows us in his life, death and resurrection: how to love God and all of our neighbors. In Jesus, God says to each one of us: A -I ACCEPT you as you are. B – I BELIEVE you […]

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