Sep 17 2012

Every Day Acts of Bravery

If you've ever lost someone close to you it's never easy. You morn but eventually life has to continue, you face a "new normal." 

A good friend's father passed away last week from cancer, she lost her mother a few years ago to cancer too. She is single and without parents. She is back to work today! 

It's like an act of bravery!

It's rare you get the chance to witness one, but when you do it's so encouraging to see. When someone is picking up the pieces two things happen:

You get perspective on how good you have it, or you take note and remember how well she handled it in case this ever happens to you.

What encouraged me most was that the first ting she said today was, "God is Good."

What is something someone said or done that has comforted you in a time of loss? Share with me here or on my Facebook Page.

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Sep 15 2012

Do Over

Giving you a mulligan, do over, second chance, whatever.

On Tuesday, you might have heard that it was the National Day of Service…in honor of 9-11.  But, maybe you didn’t have a chance to serve.  I admit, I didn’t….kids had soccer, and then dentist appointments…

You can always serve. It doesn’t have to be some major event that you have to cancel everything on your calendar for.  If that’s the case, you will never get it done.

I was reminded of that by one of my Facebook friends, Jan.  She posted this on 9-11.

I wanted to share with you and your listeners a small act of kindness

that has touched my heart deeply.  My son will be leaving AGAIN for

Afghanistan in November. This is a post he volunteered for much to

this mother's regret. When he told me that he was going back, my heart

broke in two. And on the anniversary of 9-11 my heart WAs even more

tender toward those who have served. Then, I got an email from a

friend of mine from church. Her son served last year in Afghanistan so

she knows….She is a teacher and she told me her class is making

homemade cards for my son and those that will serve with him. Nothing

could have meant more to this mother's heart. We should never under

estimate the small acts of kindness…”

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