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
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
Check Your Story At The Door
Dare to Care
Do Tell Your Story!
Do You Have Two Ears? Or Three?
Do You Notice My Pain?
Does It Really Show?
Don't Cheer Me Up
It's Not What I Say
Just Being There
Naming The Elephant
Start with Listening
Weep With Those Who Weep
Words Make A Difference
90% Of Helping Is Just Showing Up (Chapter 1, 2, 4)
Miracle of Kindness (Chapter 3, 4, 9)
Transform Belief Into Behavior (Chapter 6)
Check Your Story at the Door
Boldness in Kindness
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
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 !
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.
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