On the way home from a conference, Don Piper’s car was crushed by a semi that crossed into his lane.  After 34 surgeries and 1 year in the hospital Don finally came home.  Don says, that when my 8 year old son, Chris, came home from school, without saying a word, Chris would walk over and lay his head on my chest.  I don’t know how long his head lay there, probably not more than a full minute.  He never said a word.  He didn’t need to.  That simple gesture was enough.  I felt so loved by my son.  He expressed his grief in the only way he knew how.”

I love the Peanuts cartoon where Lucy is hugging Snoopy and the caption reads:  “Hugging is the Best Theology in the World.”  Please remember the power of the human touch.  It means so much.


Karen Mulder

Karen Mulder

Karen Mulder is the founder of the Wisdom of the Wounded ministry. She lives in Holland, Michigan with her husband Larry.


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