My mother once told me that she was grateful for the church, because I would have someone to turn to if anything ever happened to her. She wanted me to be safe, secure, and loved. She believed the church is to be a place that offers love and support for all those who enter.
Little did I know that would be the last conversation I would have with her outside of a hospital room.
I have been volunteering for Inheritance of Hope for almost four years. In those years of witnessing amazing moments, my eyes have been opened to the significance of support and encouragement. I want to focus on the loving assistance that we volunteers strive to accomplish for these families living with a parent who has a life-threatening illness.
I do not take lightly
There is a beautiful blond 7 year old girl named Ana battling a brain tumor. She already fought it once when she was three and then was given a break until this past Fall when it reared it's ugly head again. Her parents are facing some very tough decisions regarding treatment and care. I love what her mom writes in one of her updates. (Elsa is Ana's little sister.)
Elsa taught us about our invisible bucket one day after school.
Recently I saw this cartoon and it really made me laugh. What a silly expression of a phrase that we use often for encouragement and strength for those we care about.
I remember (way back) in high school when I first heard this phrase and some tough guys were planning a fight. One of the guys said to his buddy, "I got your back."
Basically he was saying, "if you need me I'm right behind you"..."when things are going badly for you I will step in and be on your team"..."you're not alone"..."I'm with you in this".
This month's devotional is the final of a 3-part series by Legacy Retreat attendee Cheryl Broyles.
Nine – Energize: During our break climbing Mount Shasta we
This month's devotional is written by Inheritance of Hope staff member Aaron Hedges.
John 11:38-44 tells a fascinating story. Much significance is packed into the short account, and we too easily