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Be Real. Be Honest.


One day Larry George told me that some dear friends had just learned that their son had died from an overdose of drugs. Larry wondered what he could say to this mom and dad. What can one say in a situation such as this? Charles Swindol offers some advice: “Be real. Admit your honest feelings. […]

Leave Your Advice On The Shelf


What is one of the most wonderful gifts you can give another person?

You don’t have to go to the mall to buy it. It’s free, and it is one of the most powerful ways to be God’s “light” to those who are suffering. What is this wonderful gift? It is listening, really listening to another person. Hearing his or her story and helping the person tell his or her story.

4 Hugs A Day


The power of the human touch is vital. Several sources suggest that everyone needs at least four hugs a day for healthy survival, 8 hugs a day for emotional strength and 12 hugs a day to really grow. Start hugging. Start by hugging your children and your spouse. . . .12 hugs a day! What a difference you will make in their lives.

Who Can Resist A Chocolate Chip Cookie?


Who can resist freshly baked homemade chocolate chip cookies (or any kind of cookie, for that matter?) How do you like to eat your chocolate chip cookies . . . Warm? With a glass of cold milk? With a cup of coffee? But guess what? You could enjoy those cookies even more if you share […]

Help Change The Focus


A cancer patient once said to me, “One of the awful things about cancer is that it consumes your whole life.  My life is filled with thinking about cancer, trying various treatments, reading articles about cancer survivors, taking tests, worry about cancer . . . on and on. Cancer can consume your life, your whole […]

I Understand


Donna shares, “With no apparent symptoms at the tender age of three and a half months our son, Justin, died. It happened in the evening just after my husband had left for a meeting.  I rushed my baby to the hospital, but the doctors could not revive him. Many people avoided talking about Justin. It […]

Please Read to Me


Emily Dickinson said in one of her poems, “There is no frigate like a book to take us miles away.”  Reading to someone does just that:  It can help them forget for a little while their pain, their loneliness, their anxiety. When Jack was in his eighties his eyesight was diminished and he was too […]