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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

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Care ...

The word care finds its roots in the Gothic "Kara" which means lament.
The most basic meaning of caring is to grieve,
to experience sorrow, to cry out with.
This is striking in that we tend to think of caring as an attitude
of the strong toward the weak.
Yet it is more properly understood as an invitation
to enter into the pain of another and simply to be present.
by Byron Kehler; Trauma Counselor
Portland, OR

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