OSL Stephen Ministries
Words from Wise Women
These soulful women called their tears “liquid love” and “my words of pain to God.” They shared ways people helped them: friends who talked and listened; the comfort of food gifts, prayer shawls, and cards—especially those with personal messages; parish nurses’ gentle questions and direction to resources; formal and informal support groups; and calls and visits from pastors and Stephen Ministers. They recommended other resources: grief books, devotional readings, prayer, memorized scripture; journaling; purposeful activity like helping others. The closing advice from these wise women: “Use the tools there for you!” And look ahead to God’s promise, “All will be well.”
One of the great tools available to you when you’re hurting is OSL’s Stephen Ministry program. Talk to Pr. Tim Lemme or Deb Harlan in the Church Office, 336-2942, about finding a Stephen Minister who will be there for you.