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Little Things Mean a Lot!


When we turn on our TVs or open our newspapers, we can be overwhelmed by the darkness. The news is filled with stories of war, murder, broken families, destruction by tornadoes and floods, and on and on. It is easy to feel pessimistic and think, “The darkness is too great. I can’t possibly make a difference […]

Quick Fixes


Sometimes we don’t know what to say or do when someone is grieving over the lost of someone or something important. So we are tempted to rush in with a “quick fix.” Have you ever said, “Try to look on the bright side.” “Count your blessings.” “Think positive.” Are these expressions helpful or hurtful? Hear […]

Writing Notes


One of the  mainstays of my personal ministry is writing notes to those who need care. As author Debbie Macomber writes in her book, One Simple Act: Discovering the Power of Generosity, “Nothing replaces the note of encouragement, of comfort, or of condolence. Letters can be our lifeline to faraway friends and family, but don’t […]

Prayer Shawl

Shawls … symbolic of an inclusive, unconditionally loving, God. They wrap, enfold, comfort, cover, give solace, mother, hug, shelter and beautify. Those who have received these shawls have been  uplifted and affirmed, as if given wings to fly above their troubles…” Written in 1998 by: Janet Bristow Copyright ©2011  Prayer Shawl:  What is a Prayer Shawl? […]