Health

Health is an area of interest to nearly everyone. Some problems are serious — and some are not so serious. Some people are very focused on it — some largely ignore it. But to those who feel they have lost it — or are in the process of losing it — the issues of health can be devastating, filled with worry, dread, anxiety.

We bear responsibility for dealing with our own health issues, and we rely upon the medical professionals to help us heal and recover. But while that is going on, we can aid our recovery by what we think, what we feed into our minds, and our attitude about what is going on.

The resources below from Jim Kok and Care and Kindness Ministries were selected because of their focus on health concerns. They are in the form of articles that Jim Kok has written, relevant postings from our 'Thoughts from Jim' column, recommended books written by Jim Kok, and helpful scripture verses.

Articles from Care Capsules

My Journey Through Breast Cancer

My Seventh Friend

Do Not Take My Pain From Me

Do You Have To Be Asked?

Don't Keep Everything Secret

Just Walk With Me

Recommended Books

Miracle of Kindness (Chapter 3)

Thoughts from Jim

Stop Worrying; The Lord Holds On To You

Stop Worrying; The Lord Holds On To You - Part 2

Turning Junk Into Good Stuff

What Prayer Looks Like

We have blamed God too much!

Big Smile, Long Life

Life Is God's Gift

Select Scripture verses

Psalm 30:4-5 You who are faithful to the Lord, sing praises to him; give thanks to his holy name! …Weeping may stay all night, but by morning, joy!

Psalm 147:3-6 He heals the heartbroken and bandages their wounds. He counts the stars and assigns each a name. Our Lord is great, with limitless strength; we’ll never comprehend what he knows and does. God puts the fallen on their feet again and pushes the wicked into the ditch.

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OFFERING CARE TO THOSE SUFFERING HEALTH ISSUES

Friends and family who are dealing with health concerns — who are filled with worry and fear — need support from the people around them. They require our loving care that lets them know that they need not feel they are facing their problems all alone.

You can better equip yourself to provide that kind of support through the resources selected below. They are in the form of articles that Jim Kok has written, relevant postings from our 'Thoughts from Jim' column, recommended books written by Jim Kok, and helpful scripture verses. Draw from them to better equip yourself to offer help, love, and support to others. 

Articles from Care Capsules

90% of Helping Is Just Showing Up!

The Vision Comes ALIVE!

Care For Me

Carpe Diem

Check Your Story At The Door

Dare to Care

Do Not Take My Pain From Me

Do Tell Your Story!

Do You Have To Be Asked?

Do You Have Two Ears? Or Three?

Do You Notice My Pain?

Does It Really Show?

Don't Cheer Me Up

Don't Keep Everything Secret

It's Not What I Say

Just Being There

Just Walk With Me

My Journey Through Breast Cancer

My Seventh Friend

Naming The Elephant

Start with Listening

Weep With Those Who Weep

Words Make A Difference

Recommended Books

90% Of Helping Is Just Showing Up (Chapter 1, 2, 4)

Miracle of Kindness (Chapter 3, 4, 9)

Transform Belief Into Behavior (Chapter 6)

Thoughts from Jim

Check Your Story at the Door

Boldness in Kindness

Just Walk With Me

Be 'Care'-full

The Gift of Tears

An Extremely Kind Gift

Listening Is Not Easy

Don't Just Do Something. Stand There!

A Life Formula

Be 'Care'-full (Part 3)

Positive Proof About Prayer

Research on Prayer for Seeds

What Prayer Looks Like

More Acts of Care and Kindness

God Heals. We Walk Along Side.

A Major Mistake When Helping the Hurting

10 Tips for Helping a Hurting Person

You Are Far More Than You Think You Are !

Select Scripture verses

1 Peter 4:10 Love makes up for practically anything. Be quick to give a meal to the hungry, a bed to the homeless—cheerfully. Be generous with the different things God gave you, passing them around so all get in on it: if words, let it be God’s words; if help, let it be God’s hearty help. That way, God’s bright presence will be evident in everything

Romans 12:15 Laugh with your happy friends when they’re happy; share tears when they’re down.

1 Corinthians 13: 4-7 Love is patient, love is kind, it isn’t jealous, it doesn’t brag, it isn’t arrogant, it isn’t rude, it doesn’t seek its own advantage, it isn’t irritable, it doesn’t keep a record of complaints, it isn’t happy with injustice, but it is happy with the truth. Love puts up with all things, trusts in all things, hopes for all things, endures all things.

Psalm 30:4-5 You who are faithful to the Lord, sing praises to him; give thanks to his holy name! …Weeping may stay all night, but by morning, joy!

Psalm 147:3-6 He heals the heartbroken and bandages their wounds. He counts the stars and assigns each a name. Our Lord is great, with limitless strength; we’ll never comprehend what he knows and does. God puts the fallen on their feet again and pushes the wicked into the ditch.