Category Archives: Loneliness

‘Come to me and I will be your friend.’

They call loneliness ‘the great modern plague.’ The extended family with networks of relatives close at hand became the nuclear family, which is increasingly being replaced by the single parent family, or the single person living alone. We are also … Continue reading

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You can talk to God anytime – for free

Loneliness is a growing problem in our society, especially for divorced people, single mothers, and the elderly. One example of this human tragedy is an advertisement in an American newspaper that read: ‘I will listen to you talk for thirty … Continue reading

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Finding God in the Loneliest of Places

There’s a wonderful story in the Bible about a man named Jacob who had to leave home in a hurry to flee for his life. That first night he ended up at a lonely spot where he settled down miserable … Continue reading

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Signs of civilization

The famous anthropologist Margaret Mead was once asked: what was the earliest sign of civilization in any given culture? Her answer was: “a healed femur.” The femur, of course, is the leg bone below the knee. Mead explained that no … Continue reading

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“I know you are here.”

A broken hearted woman once told the famous preacher F.B. Meyer that her crippled daughter, who brought her great joy, had died. For years she’d made tea for her each morning, then left for work, knowing that in the evening … Continue reading

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Finding Our Song

Annie Chapman tells about a woman she found sitting sadly alone at the back of the church after everyone had left. She sat down next to her and the woman began to tell her story. Her oldest son suffered from … Continue reading

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Grief Shared

There is an old legend from India about a woman whose only child had died. In her distress she went to a prophet to ask for her child back. The prophet told her to go and get a handful of … Continue reading

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