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Emily J. Maurits

Emily J. Maurits

Emily works in healthcare and believes we are all called to love suffering people, because that’s what Jesus did. She is passionate about equipping and encouraging others to do just that, and is the author of the website www.calledtowatch.com. As well as uncovering God’s presence in lives filled with disease and disability, she enjoys running, reading, writing fiction and reflecting on life at www.gloryafterwards.wordpress.com.

How to Encourage without Lying

  When Encouragement Feels Like Lying   I sometimes find that ‘encouragement’ feels like lying, especially when it comes to chronic illness. I want to cheer up my sick family member or struggling friend, but when I search through my “encouragement vocabulary” the gems I unearth are...

I sometimes find that 'encouragement' feels like lying, especially when it comes to illness.

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