Sunday, November 30, 2008

Life is Passing

The holiday has passed with more of a whimper than a great deal of joy. My husband and are watching family members go down to these economic troubles. Actually if I’m honest, it began when this family member had a terrible accident that robbed him of any ability to work even a part time job at the age of 32.

How does a person help when you yourself on the edge? You give, and give, and give again…but mostly you listen and hug and pray. And if I’m honest it is happening all around us here in Michigan. Silently, lives are slipping away into poverty and it’s happening to all age groups. My own church is talking about helping with mortgage payments, but how long can we and others help as many as really needs help?

As long as it takes.

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