Have you ever wondered how to help a friend instead of just saying you'll pray for them? Now don’t get me wrong. The most important thing we can do for someone is to pray for them, but sometimes we need reminders that we’re not alone. We need help with the physical when the emotional becomes too . . .
Probably thirty years ago, I went to a funeral for a friend’s mother; we weren’t close friends, just church friends and she was twenty years older, so my being there wasn’t expected. I still remember how surprised and pleased my friend was to see me there. Fast forward to about five years ago. . . .
We all know actions speak louder than words. It's easier to talk about what's wrong with the world than it is to do something about it. I think that's because we think in terms of big things, "significant" things that we can't do on our own. We forget that small things matter, but they do. Here's a . . .
There are many Bible verses about joy because true joy is found in the Lord. (I can't give you a number because I didn't feel like counting all of them.) "The joy of the Lord is my strength" is probably the most well known verse on the subject, but there are so many others. I don't know why the idea . . .