Wednesday, September 10, 2008

People Around the World

Lisa and I had a great time during my blogtalkradio interview yesterday. I love interacting with people after I speak to an audience, at a book signing, anywhere actually!

Sandra called in from England at midnight her time to share how she is encouraged by praise music. I so relate. As Sandra put it so aptly, God inhabits the praises of his people, and when we praise him our hearts are comforted and rise above our circumstances. (On another note, it was fun to discuss my traveling to England alone using forearm crutches. She knew where I had stayed with "me English mum" for a week!)

I'm sorry that I didn't get the woman's name who called in and talked vulnerably about those who help her due to her MS. She also gave pearls of wisdom for the listening audience as she gratefully told about a friend who drove her three hours to her neurologist appointment--what a sacrifice of time! And another friend who took her shopping. I have had friends do both of these things and I know how precious they are.

No matter where we live around the world--which is much smaller than we realize when we look at a globe or map--we have common needs and desires. We appreciate the needed help of friends and our hearts are lifted by praise to God.

I apologize for having the wrong phone call in phone number listed. I didn't know it had been changed. If you'd like to call in today, Thursday or Friday, use the following number: (347) 202-0072. You can click on the link to the right to check out the schedule of talks.

May each of us be a friend to those in need . . . Have a great day!


1 comment:

Maureen Hayes said...


I just had the blessing of hearing your conference from the archives of the week. I wish I had been able to listen and call in the day you were on, but I am so glad I was able to hear you anyway.

My question is how do we try to find the type of friends you referred to? I have moved a lot and am fairly new where I am. I haven't found a good support system and I really need one. Do you have any ideas?

Thank you again. I look forward to learning more about you and reading your memoir.

God Bless you!