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I know just what you mean---thanks for your post. It was helpful to me; sometimes we are called to come along the side of others to help carry their burdens.....but we only have so much time. Prayer is such a blessing because of the way it can touch other lives in ways that we can't, in ways that we are powerless to do.

Mrs. Jules

I love how you ended this post with "the little but important ways we can help." It really shifts the perspective and helps to encourage proactivity. Thank you for sharing this.

Holly Smith

That's a powerful beginning...I look forward to hearing what God brings before you and your family--a certain testimony of things that matter.

Know that this weekend, you impacted me in ways (one email and many prayers) that will bring about big consequences for the good. I look forward to testifying to the fact when this season ends.
Love you, friend!

Linda at 2nd Cup

Your post makes me think of Sarah Groves' song about when the Saints Go Marching In. It's very touching and inspiring and expresses much of what you shared here.


I love what you said, that God would not be overwhelmed. SO TRUE. I like your post and you compassion. Jennifer

Holly B.

What a needed reminder for all of us! Thanks for being someone that chooses to do "a few little but important things."


What a beautiful picture... wish I lived near Denver! Loved your posts on less stuff (we hope to focus on this during Lent) and being overwhelmed by suffering.


My sister and I were just having a conversation about this last night--how easy it is to become paralyzed when faced with the enormity of the heartaches around us. Or to slowly let your heart harden instead of feeling every one of those hurts. I pray too that the Lord will help me be aware of the things I can do and the things He's asked me to be a part of.
Thanks for the great reminder.


The "little" things often leave the biggest impact.

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