Faith Spilling Over… Into Everyday Life

One Simple Way to Look More Like Jesus



I stood in the yard waiting for the ambulance. Light from the windows and door of our house flooded onto the dark lawn. It was 3:00 a.m., and I’d done what you’re supposed to do when your husband wakes you up to tell you he feels numbness and tingling down the entire left side of his body. I’d called 911.

I was doing the best I could to hold onto bravery.

The 911 team confirmed my fears. My husband was probably having a mini-stroke, but he was stable enough for me to drive him myself to the big regional medical center.

A half an hour later we walked into the ER, where they immediately ushered Jose into an emergency care room.  My courage started to crumble as I sat next to that hospital bed. Tears overflowed as worry set in.

Then Kindness walked into that emergency room.

Follow me over to Dayspring’s (in)courage to read the rest of my story about how simple kindness redeemed an unexpected hospital stay, and how you can look a little more like Jesus yourself.

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Author: betsydecruz

I want to enjoy the everyday life God is giving me as best I can, even when the road gets bumpy. I love having fun with my teenagers, learning almost anything, and drinking dark roast coffee with my friends.

14 thoughts on “One Simple Way to Look More Like Jesus

  1. How exciting to see your post on (in)courage, Betsy! And, oh, have I been the blessed recipient of this same kindness you describe! In fact, I don’t know how I would have made it without these sweet angels of kindness. And I wonder how many opportunities have I missed to bring that same blessing? Thanks for reminding me just how much kindness is needed, and it is my calling. Hugs, sweet friend!

    • Thanks so much, Sabra. I’m sure you’ve been the recipient of that same kindness. Doesn’t matter how many opportunities we missed yesterday! Today is a new day, a new start! 🙂

  2. Great example of finding the good and the grace in a seemingly not-so-great circumstance! Beautiful and inspiring post! 🙂

  3. Love this, Betsy! Scheduling for social media … ((hugs))

  4. Congrats on being featured on (in)courage Betsy! I love this post! So inspiring! I’ll be sharing on social for sure! 🙂

  5. I hate the whole ambulance/hospital scene! I’m so glad that you had compassionate, caring people to make it easier for you!

  6. WOW! Betsy, thank you so much for sharing your heart over @ incourage. It is such a blessing when we open our hearts to show others kindness.
    PS I left a comment there too!
    God Bless friend.

  7. My dear friend you always leave us with simple, practical steps to live this life for Jesus. Love this “Kindness is a gentle demonstration of God’s grace to us, and it’s a powerful way to share His grace with others.” Blessings my dear friend.

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