Category: Helping Others


You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.

— John Bunyan —

  As most of you know our family was blessed with a special guy (Jordan) almost thirty years ago.  For almost 11,000 days of my wife’s 20,000 days of living, she has given our special guy an amazing life through the sacrifice of her own.  Throw on top of that raising two other well-rounded children…

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If you want to touch the past, touch a rock. If you want to touch the present, touch a flower. If you want to touch the future, touch a life.

— Unknown —

  …and when you touch a life; touch it in a positive way or refrain from touching… P.E.A.C.E. John 15:12, “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” (ESV)

Healthy and Strong

The healthy and strong individual is the one who asks for help when he needs it. Whether he's got an abscess on his knee or in his soul.

— Rona Barrrett —

  The key is knowing when we need help and that usually happens by surrounding ourselves with people who love us enough to ask us the tough questions and/or tell us what we need to hear. P.E.A.C.E. Proverbs 12:15, “The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man…

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Changing the World

To the world you may be one person, To one person, you may be the world.

— Unknown —

  Who are you helping these days? Helping change one person’s world helps change the world…I write from experience. P.E.A.C.E. Proverbs 19:17, “He who is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will reward him for what he has done.”

Pause and Reflect

“The things you take for granted someone else is praying for.  Be Thankful”  ~Unknown A couple of days ago I posted the following picture on my Facebook page and wrote:  “We take so much for granted.” I’m sure most of you are aware of the ALS ice bucket challenge that has raised millions of dollars…

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Seize the Moment

“Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones come daily.”  ~Ivy Baker Priest I believe God is observing our every move and when we take the time to help others regardless of how big or small it is and/or whether or not anyone will find out about it; we grow as human beings…

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Be Blessed

“Blessed are those who can give without remembering and receive without forgetting.”  ~Unknown The term “selfless” came to mind when I saw the above quote. At the core of the strongest human beings I know is humility derived from believing in a power greater than themselves and a key by-product of humility is a selfless…

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“Strive to be first: first to nod, first to smile, first to compliment and first to forgive.”  ~Unknown I have found the best way to be the “first” as described above is by trying to be 3rd in all situations.  God->Others->Me. This doesn’t mean I’m a doormat but it does help me become a better…

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“The way to feel better about our own situation is to improve someone else’s circumstances.”  ~Ezra Taft Benson So true. Whose circumstance is God calling you to improve? P.E.A.C.E. Philippians 2:4, “not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.”  (NIV)


“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is:  What are you doing for others.”  ~Martin Luther King Jr. “If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be that person?”  1 John 3:17 (NIV) P.E.A.C.E.