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Congregation Provided College Student with Needed Items

One of the most meaningful gestures of gift-giving happened to me during my freshman year of college. I came home for Christmas from Nashville, Tennessee, to spend the holidays with my family.During the Sunday evening service at the church I attended, I was called to the front by my pastor. As ...

Struggling Family Thankful for Kindness of Strangers

Many years ago, when we were a young couple with two small children, ages 2 and 4, we practically lived from hand to mouth. My in-laws were about as poor, so we didn’t expect any help from them. My parents lived a great distance away, and I was too ashamed to let them know about ...

Neighbors’ Good Deed Was Selfless Act of Kindness

It was Christmas Eve last year, and oh, how I had dreaded its arrival. I knew I shouldn’t feel that way, but the silence inside my house was unbearable. My only company was the television, and most shows didn’t hold my interest long. I had my daily Bible reading and my prayers, too, and I ...

Stories of Helping Others

Any time of year is a great time for helping others, and your stories of generosity inspire others to pay it forward.It could be as simple as inviting a lonely neighbor over for Christmas dinner or gathering needed supplies for a young student going off to college. Perhaps you provided shelter ...

Guardian Angels Appeared Out of Nowhere

I once met guardian angels from Heaven.In December of 2009, I drove home to Ohio for the Christmas holiday. Having come from a large family of eight children, six made it home for the holidays. Unfortunately, one of them apparently carried a nasty flu bug into Mom’s humble home.On the ...

Stranger Insisted He Pick Up the Tab

Recently after an annual medical physical and having fasted, I was extremely hungry and looking forward to a breakfast that included the food I restrained from eating all year. The restaurant I chose for this indulgence, as in past years, is a highly respected, booming, international eating ...

Loved Ones Were There in Time of Need

My life has been filled with many good things — and still is today. I had a great marriage, a terrific family, and a job I loved. I truly couldn’t have asked for more. My husband and I were happily married for more than a quarter of a century, until he passed away, leaving me to cope with ...

Act of Kindness Paid Back Double

One day in the parking lot of the local Home Depot, an out-of-town couple asked my husband and me for directions. Knowing that the location was difficult to get to, my husband simply said, “Follow me.”To get to the store these people were looking for, you had to exit the city to the ...

Paying It Forward Is New Motto

My way of helping others is to pay it forward! I began living with this motto two years ago, after my son died of cancer. It began when a friend asked me for a piece of his clothing, something special to me. The article of clothing came back in the form of a memory bear, and I loved it. I then ...

Husband Is Great at Helping Others

At the age of 25, I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. I had only been married to my husband, Kevin, for nine months when our new adventures in marriage took a dramatic turn. We went from spending time together working on home improvement projects, playing catch in the front yard, and ...

Table Saw Safety and Calculated Risks

Sometimes you act without thinking, and sometimes you act only after carefully thinking it through. In both cases, you can win, and in both, you can also lose — depending on how it plays out. One of our loyal readers, Elton Brakhane, an experienced woodworking teacher from Glendale, Arizona, ...

One-Block Feast: Spring Garden Plan

Based on the James-Beard-Award-winning One-Block Diet, The One-Block Feast (Ten Speed Press, 2011) is the ultimate guide to eating local. Complete with seasonal garden plans, menus, 100 recipes and 15 food projects, this guide explains how to raise and produce everything needed for totally ...

Family Provided Emergency Housing to Those in Need

One winter in the early 1970s, when we were living in Wellington, Kansas, we had a major snowstorm with high winds that shut down the toll road between Wellington to South Haven and the Oklahoma state line.The road workers had a losing battle with high winds because as soon as they opened a ...

Critter Scares Boy Walking to School

My family lived on a farm near Clearwater, Nebraska, in the northern part of the state. I started school at the age of 5, and we lived about a half-mile from the school. I could see the schoolhouse from a little rise in the road at the edge of our farm. I walked to and from school every day. ...

Family Had to Butcher a Hog to Survive Blizzard

It was the winter of 1949. There were terrible blizzards creating hardships for many people that winter. Our family lived only one-half mile from our country school, where I was in first grade. I don’t remember whether the blizzard hit when we were still in school, but the teacher, Miss Carr, ...

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