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An Uncommon Life November 29, 2018

By Freda Emmons Good Samaritan Ministries Contributing Author   Jesus told a story, of an uncommon man. He was identified as a Samaritan, from a group of people who were ostracized and devalued in the culture to whom Jesus spoke. It didn’t seem to matter to Jesus from which group he came from, but rather the uncommon lengths this man was willing to go, to give tangible compassion to one who was suffering. He rose above the roots of his…

Little One October 16, 2018

Long ago, there was a tiny little girl who struggled every night to survive. She was like thousands of other children who had gotten caught in the scraggle of physical and sexual abuse; however, that did not lessen the overwhelming suffering she endured. She tried to say, “No, please, no!” but that only brought on such a severe beating that she knew to never say that again. Every night she lay in her bed, knowing the sexual assault would come,…

The Heart of the Samaritan August 2, 2018

For years, I volunteered at various places and always felt appreciated, but never really fulfilled. I sought a deeper meaning, for my efforts always seemed to cause me physical pain. The best was volunteering in my granddaughter’s 4th grade classroom; she would come over and mess with my hair and I just let her – she and all her friends loved it. It was an affectionate season of fun with her. When I came to Good Samaritan Ministries for the…

Love Story July 3, 2018

      “Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him, With long life will I satisfy him And show him my salvation.” Psalm 91: 14- 15, NIV     Jesus spoke these words to me, written so many centuries ago, when my heart…

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