When we face a serious trial in our lives, a loss of a loved one, or a serious illness, like cancer – cancer now affects 6 out of 10 families – we need someone to talk to, someone who has been down the road we’re facing, ideally a caregiver trained in Stephen ministry. Here is a trusted friend who can help you get your life in order, who meets with you once a week, same time, same place, so you can talk openly
and honestly, ridding yourself of any old baggage from the past that you might be harboring, old sins or regrets – some of us were raised on guilt and punishment -- your caregiver will be helping you get in perspective with you, who you are and who you want to be, in perspective with your wife or husband, your family and friends, the people you love and love you, and in perspective with the Lord.
Best of all, no one else will ever know what you two talked about, but the Lord will be listening in.
One of the virtues of sculpting is that you can be thinking of something else while your hands are busy creating something that will be cherished for a lifetime. My something else is usually someone else’s problem.