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The Fixers Can’t Fix


As caregivers, we want to “fix” the hurting person. We feel that if we can rush in with the right “golden nugget” of wisdom to hand to the hurting person, all will be resolved. Then we can make a quick exit and get on with our own life. The truth is, seldom can we fix […]

Walk and Talk


I was depressed.  I could not get myself to do what I knew would help me. If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking.  Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk.  ~Raymond Inmon I knew that a good brisk walk would give me energy and lift my spirits, but as  […]

Be a Caring Friend


Be still, and know that he is God. (Ps 46:10) How can you care for a friend who is suffering? Take some advice from Job’s friends.  Remember Job was a brokenhearted father and husband, wracked with disease and doubt and grief.  His friends heard about his troubles and set out to go and console and […]

Best Friend


Is it possible to be a “best friend” to all of your friends? It depends on what I mean. If I mean being each of my friends very closest friend, then definitely not. But if I mean being the best friend I know how to be to each of them, then it is possible. Do […]

How To Help A Lonely Person


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


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


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 lonely.   She shares, “There were […]