Turning Needs to Deeds Author:Editors of Guideposts This inspiring collection of 90 two-page stories is about real people who found practical ways to bring happiness into the lives of others. Although they represent a variety of backgrounds, they have one thing in common: they noticed a need and were moved by it — and when they put their ordinary skills, hobbies, or interests to... more » work, they discovered that they could make an extraordinary difference in their world.
Elaine, a dog-lover, takes her pet to a nearby nursing home to bring joy and love into the lives of lonely people. Tony, an elevator mechanic, sees children with no place to play — and singlehandedly builds a church gym that serves over 200 children. After visits by her daughter's blind college roommate, Virginia signs up for a Brailling course and learns to prepare books for the blind for the state library and local students. John, a volunteer at a mental hospital, arranges for patients to transform their blank walls into colorful murals — transforming themselves as well.
There is nothing superhuman or super-spiritual about the people in these pages. Yet their touching stories are simple reminders that human hands are the way that God's love gets put into action!« less