Post #6 in the Blog Every Day in May Challenge, 250 words or less. Prompt for May 6: What do you do?
What do I do? I help people.
I help my husband with office work for Steve Boyd Presentations, his speaking business. I serve as a sounding board for his ideas for speaking, writing, preaching, or reaching the lost.
I help my children with occasional childcare. It’s delightful when it works out since I surely have the greatest grandchildren in the world.
I help people with their writing and—I hope—through my writing.
I help young women in their parenting and spiritual lives. Six to eight of us meet weekly in my home for food, conversation, prayer, and Bible study. I adore them and enjoy sharing my so-called wisdom as an “older woman” who is to teach the younger.
I help strugglers. So many people’s lives seem so close to hopeless that I despair for them. I mentor one who has never known the love of parents and has been used and abused for a lifetime. At age 28, she sees little reason to live. Another struggler is a single mom with four children, seven and under. How can she possibly cope? No relatives nearby to help. Just thoughts of her challenges overwhelm me, yet she soldiers on.
And I pray. Most of all, I pray for all of them, for missionaries, for teachers and preachers and Christian workers world-wide, for the persecuted church, for those fighting human trafficking and injustices of all kinds.
Yes, that’s what I do. I help people, and I pray.