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Murphy Geer Toerner

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Austin TX and Baton Rouge, LA, United States
I enjoy helping people. I am an encourager and I can see the good in others. I want people to understand what it means to be an authentic Christian and not just a religious "nut." I believe if Christians lived and loved others as Jesus lived and loved others, we would experience more of heaven on earth than hell on earth. These thoughts and writings are intended to encourage you to be who God originally designed you to be. They are also intended to challenge you and make you think. Also, I want you to know that I'm praying for you every day. Blessings, Murphy Blessings to you, Murphy

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Power of Touch

(Photo by M. Toerner, 12/2007)
Thank you, Karen and Jon.

Never underestimate the power of touch, whether physically, emotionally, spiritually, or intellectually.

When someone holds your hand when you are sick, it communicates a sense of commitment and companionship.

When someone hugs you or lays hands on you in prayer, it communicates value, warmth, and community.

When someone shares a spiritual idea or insight with you or when they share what God is doing in their life, it creates a greater longing for God and the fellowship of the saints.

When someone asks you to help solve a problem or brainstorm about an idea, the intellectual capacity in the room is increased exponentially.

God created us to live connected to one another and in community with one another. Stay alert today, God is calling you to connect and encourage those around you.

Blessings to you,

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