Life-Giving Acts

One never knows how helpful a life giving act can be.  A word of care, a word of prayer goes a long way to someone who has lost a job; mourns the death of a loved one; feels discouraged and down; struggles in a relationship; staggers in a personal faith; or is unclear where to go in one’s life.


To say, “I think of you.” “What do you need right now?” “I remember you in my prayers.” “I forgive you.”  These are powerful life giving acts.  


I have seen people raised from the dead when lifelines were tossed their way to live again.  I was one of them pulled from darkness to light.


We are not talking about “the happy ending” our society revels in.  We know deep down it’s never easy to become a new person in Christ.  We know deep down faith inches along day by day.  We know deep down there is a resurrection hope that resolves to live in us.  We know deep down there is God’s love and that’s enough.  

When we share life giving acts to family, friends, neighbors and even to ourselves we never know how God’s grace can surprise us.


“So let us not grow weary in doing what is right… not give up…whenever we have an opportunity, let us work for the good of all…”   Selections Galatians 6: 9-10


-Dan Schmiechen


Weekly Scriptures

October 18 Sunday   Luke 10:1-2, 17-20
October 19 Monday Matthew 11:16-24
October 20 Tuesday  Matthew 11:25-30
October 21     Wednesday      Matthew 12:1-14        
October 22     Thursday          Matthew 12:15-21       
October 23 Friday Matthew 12:22-32
October 24 Saturday Matthew 12:33-42

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