- Ask her what she needs
- If she can’t articulate it, ask someone who is close to her
- Bring food in dishes that can be discarded
- Take care of an obvious need (mow the lawn, put gas in her car, do laundry)
- Take a bullet for her (if there is someone insensitive, invite that person to chat or take a walk to distract them)
- Love her children (offer to take them to a movie or bring them a small gift or thoughtful card)
- Pamper her in some small way
- Volunteer to make phone calls, write thank you notes, or run errands
- Send a card a month after the crisis to let her know you are still praying
- Be present — you don’t have to have the right words
In today’s More Than Small Talk podcast Jennifer, Holley, and I answer this confession question:
Describe a time someone showed up for you in a time of change.
I shared how friends and family showed up when my son was hit by a drunk driver. He was in the hospital for weeks and in recovery for over a year. Even now 20+ years later, I vividly remember the impact of kindness during that hard season.
I’d love to hear your story of how someone showed up for you in a season of change or crisis. If you are in a hard place, I have an amazing team of women ready to pray with and for you. (I’ll be praying for you, too.)
A Helpful Resource
Sometimes we just need to know where to turn when our hearts feel broken. The Mended Heart: God’s Healing for Your Broken Places is a gentle resource for those struggling with a hurting heart.