Thursday, September 01, 2016


Think of the last time that your heart was hurting.

What kind of comments from others brought you comfort?
Were they words of compassion?

Compassion is an attribute that defines our humanity.

Compassion describes our Lord. “The Lord is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion.” Psalm 116:5

Recognizing the importance of compassion (and also the lack of it) is apparent in many areas of our culture. Emotional coaching is coming to the forefront in teaching children to be successful in life. Learning to be compassionate is foundational for children and adults. Without compassion, we become isolated and hardhearted.

When a person does not exhibit compassion in a relationship, resentment settles in. In marriage, if one spouse does not show compassion, the other one often feels abandoned. As we work with couples, we often see a lack of compassion in distressed marriages.

On our marriage blog, we explore more about compassion - our call, what it is/isn’t, and God’s demonstration to us.

We are preparing to tell The Story of LIVING WELL at our annual dinner. Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, October 18th.

Donna will be teaching, “Be Transformed” at our church on Sunday evenings, 5-6:30, beginning September 18. The cost is $20 for the workbook. Our church is providing exciting classes for kids during that time. Let us know if you are interested in attending or sign up here (enter name, email and sign-up for 24/7).

We have been collecting books and school supplies to send to WISDOM Christian School. We will wrap up those collections Labor Day weekend. The cost to ship them is $400/per barrel. If you want more info or would like to donate, see .

We will start a limited feeding program at the school in September. We will start with providing lunch for the children at WISDOM one day a week. Stay tuned for more details!

Thank YOU for your prayers and support as we work with couples and as we support and develop WISDOM Christian School in Zambia.

Our love in Christ,
Donna and Ed Edwards

P.S. Pray for funding to ship the school supplies and books to WCS.

The water that I will give him will become in him 
a well of water springing up to eternal life. 
John 4:14b 
LIVING WELL is a life source, not a life style.