Lifting Kathy

Seven years of lifting Kathy from her wheelchair to her bed.  Every night the men of her neighborhood did this, with no end in sight.  It seemed like such a burden, but ... as time went on and their love for Kathy grew, they saw that their service to her healed their own souls. This video shows us Kathy, and the men who helped her.  It's humorous and it's heartwarming: Lifting Kathy
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How Generous Should A Good Christian Be?

During my Master's program when we were relatively poor I went to the local supermarket and found some fantastic sales on foods we enjoy - cheese, hamburger, pork shoulder, it was quite a list. So I felt impressed to buy twice as much as usual, and went home.  My wife was delighted.  She had been visiting a mother who was literally starving.  She felt spiritual promptings to help her immediately, but we did not have the food.  And then I walked in, at which point she took half and went to de...
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More Than a Teacher

By Adena and Amy Every day in class, he sat hunched in his desk, eyes down, shoulders turned inward, in his own silent world. He didn’t talk to anyone. Everyone ignored him. His grades started slipping. Then, he wasn’t in class for a few days and I received the email from the counselors: he had tried to commit suicide. Two months later he was back in class. Everyone still ignored him. He still sat hunched in his desk, not talking to anyone. *********************************************...
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Positively Dealing With a Chronic Illness

Name Withheld A year after the untimely death of my wife, I almost died of a broken heart. My health was wrecked and a massive heart attack left me in a chemically induced coma for a month and I was resuscitated 41 times - a hospital record. During one of these episodes I had a near death experience: I found myself in a relatively small town, where I was a shopkeeper of a general store. The people in the town seemed to know me and like me. It seemed as though I had lived in this town for dec...
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