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COVER STORY: Joni Eareckson Tada
Avoiding Holiday
Family Feuds
Peppermints
Taking Care of Me
Saying Yes to God
What's the Nicest Thing Someone Did For You?
Yes! There is a Santa Claus
8 Time-Saving Cooking Tips
Mustard Seed Christmas
A Soldier's Prayer
Talk Over Tea with the Editor
Tell Us Your Thoughts
Strive to Thrive Health News
Joy Bites
Strength in the Shadows
Volunteer Corner
Book Review: The God I Love
Ask the Doc
HopeNotes: hopekeepers
Group & Leader Information
Refreshments


 

 

 

During this season of thankfulness we asked our readers "What did someone do for you that made you feel special?" As you will see, it's not the presents, but the presence of a friend that encourages us to keep pushing forward when we wonder if we will make it through this life. . . Do something special for someone today. They'll never forget it!

My chiropractor came to my home and worked on me without charge. -Jerry Ann H., FL

My 9-year-old daughter made me a cup of hot tea when I had a horrendous migraine. I hadn't even asked her for anything. -Beth F., Singers Glen, VA
Right after my father passed away a friend turned up at my house with a teddy bear as big as she was. Then she took me out for a "mystery journey"-her treat. First, to her hairdresser to have my hair done; then out for lunch. -Carole B., Australia

When I wasn't feeling well was my four-year-old granddaughter, Rianna, cuddled me and wiped my head with a wet cloth; I was on the floor after collapsing and being sick from the overloading my liver with medication. She tucked me into bed afterward and held my hand. My sister wasn't able to help; she hadn't seen me having "a fit" before and was afraid, so Rianna also comforted her by telling her not to worry, she would look after us both. -Penny T., U.K.

My father paid a cleaning service to come into my home and clean everything, top to bottom, in and out. It really gave me a lift to have everything clean and it was so much easier to keep up after that. -Kim D.

Someone said she didn't know how I felt but she cared. -Julie M.

A friend from church called and said she was coming over to help me. When she got there she wanted to start cleaning, but I told her I wanted her to sit down with me. She did and I cried out my heart to her and she held me and let me cry for over an hour. It felt as if Jesus Himself was holding me. I have never forgotten what she did. She still comes and checks on me and has taken me to doctors' appointments. I love her because of her Christ-like nature. -Tanya


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