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Religion After a three-year battle with cancer, my sister in law passed away. I have no doubt that she went straight into the arms of Jesus but I am realizing how much of a void she left as my sister and I try to fill her shoes. My sister in law and I did not warm up to each other right away. But over the years we developed an affection for one another. I sent her a birthday gift about a month before she left this world and she called to thank me. It meant a lot to be thought of, she said. She was so weak from the chemotherapy she received that day she could hardly speak. It meant a lot to me that she made the effort to call. During the holiday season, we would plan meals together. She was a great cook and always prepared plenty to eat. If she said she was going to do something she followed through. She was a committed wife and mother. In fact, having her own family was a dream come true. The doctors had said my sister in law would never have a child. But she and my brother prayed and along came my first niece. About three years later, the second one was born. It has become somewhat of a cliche but I’ll say it anyhow. Sometimes we don’t know how much someone means to us until after they are gone. And, sometimes, after they are gone, regrets creep in if we’ve taken that person for granted. For that reason we need to show those we love how much we care now. We don’t have to wait for birthdays or holidays to buy gifts. We don’t have to wait for the perfect moment to say "I love you." We might not ever know the depth, height, width or length of the positive affect our small acts of kindness will have. But we will experience the satisfaction of knowing we did everything we could to love and honor them. As I write this article, tears form in my eyes as I remember my sister in law’s phone call of thanks and I am so glad I made the gesture of giving her a birthday gift. It gives me great comfort to know that she knew I appreciated her. What acts of love will you perform today for the ones you care about most? About the Author: Karin Peavy uses her pen to help change lives. She is the author of Hot Chocolate For the Spirit, a new Bible devotional that is chock full of scripture keys that will help you live your best now. Karin also publishes a weekly ezine that reveals the many ways God is moving in your life, sometimes behind the scenes, and perhaps in ways you never imagined. Visit .www.karinpeavy.com to discover more Bible study resources. Article Published On: ..articlesnatch.. – Religion By: KenSapp – Balloons are enjoyed not only by children and youth, but by people of all ages. We see them at birthdays and celebrations throughout the year. And like many things we enjoy in t … By: KenSapp – A clothespin is used to attach clothes to a clothesline. It can also serve as a reminder that we need to cling to our lifeline – we need to cling to God (Deuteronomy 13:4). And … By: KenSapp – A key is almost a universal symbol around the world. Keys promise access, freedom, transport, protection, and safety. A key is used to represent access to something of value jus … By: KenSapp – This popular icebreaker game is a great discussion starter for Valentines Day and introducing the concept of God’s unmerited love for us. By: KenSapp – If you follow American Football, it’s going to be Superbowl Sunday in the United States this weekend. It’s one of the most watched sports events on television. Why not make it … By: KenSapp – The Superbowl is just around the corner. Use this game with youth as an introduction to the idea of the game of football as a metaphor for living the victorious Christian life. By: KenSapp – Popcorn is a seed that is hard and tasteless, until placed in the fire. And then the white goodness on the inside .es out for us to not only smell the aroma, but also to taste … By: KenSapp – "Thanksgiving is an American Holiday when people .e together, treasure the relationships with those close to them, and thank God for his blessings over the past year. While th … By: david grow – Everyone talks about the name of God. But can the name of God be pronounced by mouth? No. It is the Word which is indivisible, eternal and vibrates within the life force. By: david grow – We know from history that the culture of India is both ancient and eternal. The meaning of eternal is that which has no end. All our religious festivals give the same message … 相关的主题文章: