Jon Stolpe Stretched

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Helping Hands

Over the past several weeks, I have come to realize how important it is to have helping hands in our lives – friends and families who have our backs.  When life gets stormy, we need people in our lives who will go to extremes to keep our heads above water.  These weeks have reminded me how blessed I am to have these types of people in my life.  Over the past few weeks, I’ve had friends pray with me.  I’ve had friends and family call me to check in.  I’ve had friends bring meals over.  I’ve had friends and family take care of the kids.  I’ve had family and friends pick up a few things at the grocery store at just the right time.  I’ve had friends come over to clean up my flooded basement.  And these are just a few of the ways that I’ve been supported over the past few weeks.  There is no doubt that I am blessed with an amazing support structure.

I’ve thought about this a lot over the past few weeks.  The sad thing is that there are many people out there who do not have any kind of support structure to help them weather the storms of life.  They must feel like someone lost at sea without hope or help.

–  How and why do people become so isolated?

–  How can I help people who don’t have support in the storms of life?

–  How can I inspire people to reach out to their neighbors who might need a meal, a blanket, or even just a hug?

These are just a few of my questions.  I realize that it’s important at this time to make sure our family gets our feet back on the ground.  But I’m still looking ahead to the future – in hope, that I can lend a helping hand to those in need.


October 9, 2010 - Posted by | life, thankful, thoughts, Uncategorized


  1. Jon God has sent you many angels and it is a blessing that you have reach out your hand and let God do His work. Blessings!

    Comment by Joann Rivera | October 9, 2010 | Reply

  2. […] I would walk 500 more….” When I thought about this more though (even on the heals of my Helping Hands post), there is a limit to what extreme a human being could go for me.  There is still an answer. […]

    Pingback by Extraordinary Measures « Jon Stolpe Stretched | October 10, 2010 | Reply

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