How Do You Spend Your Days?

I asked Anne,  “How do you spend your days, now that Jim is gone?”

I had attended a luncheon to honor Anne, our former Bible study leader from way back. Years ago she and her husband left for the mission field and then later retired. Now she is 80.  She was her husband’s caretaker before he succumbed last year to Alzheimer’s Disease.

When I asked her how she was spending her days, her response touched my heart. She said she lives in a retirement community where there are many widows who are lonely. Every day she makes a point of calling or visiting one person. When she visits she’ll bring flowers from her garden, or an interesting magazine article. Sometimes she’ll pick up a couple of muffins from the bakery to share.  Most important, she makes time to read a verse of Scripture and pray with her friend.

How like Anne!  She is still serving the Lord, reaching out to others, and meeting the needs of those around her. How blessed she is—and how blessed are her friends.

  • Our people must learn to devote themselves to doing what is good, in order to provide for urgent needs and not live unproductive lives.   Titus 3:14


About Kathleen

God delights in working through His people as they submit to Him. Jesus said to go into all the world and preach the good news to everyone (Mark 16:15). No matter where we live on this planet, people are separated from God because of sin. We ALL need a Savior, and there’s only ONE. It brings me great joy to share Christ with the lost and lonely. Over the years I’ve learned a great deal while facilitating Bible studies. I’ve found myself on college and university campuses, the beach, the streets, the hospital, the jail and the juvenile facility for incarcerated teens sharing God’s message of love. I also serve as an online missionary with Global Media Outreach. I’ve seen countless lives transformed when people turn away from sin and turn to Jesus. The changes God makes are real and lasting. These are some of my experiences. NOTE: My stories have been altered, removing any and all identifying factors. This includes names and other particulars in order to protect confidentiality and anonymity.
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4 Responses to How Do You Spend Your Days?

  1. Mark says:

    Amen – it is such a blessing when we can be the hands and feet of Jesus!

  2. Jenna says:

    Hi Kathleen! A couple of weeks ago a speaker at church suggested we tell the people who inspire us in the faith that they do so. You came to mind immediately. I don’t know you well, just met you briefly in El Paso, but your words really encouraged me and have inspired me to be much more aware of opportunities to talk to people about God. The other day I went to the optometrist and he was showing me all these amazing pictures that show the intricacies of the eye. He talked about how it is amazing what we can do these days. I said “You know what is amazing? The one who made that eye.” I don’t think I would have had the courage to say that before! Maybe next time I will have the courage to ask if he knows Him! Thanks for your faithful posts. They are a breath of fresh air as I work hard with my kids in my home!

    • Kathleen says:

      Thank you Jenna, for your encouragement! Good for you for stepping out in faith and speaking up. The more you do it, the easier it will get. I recommend your pastor’s excellent book entitled, The Chicken Evangelist. It was most inspiring to me!

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