Regency Author Louise M Gouge & The Strength of Selflessness — 14 Comments

  1. Paula, my mother also used a wringer washer and had to heat and carry the water out back to the shed where the washer was kept. One day she found a water mocassin on top of the soaking clothes and coiled around the dasher. Praise the Lord it didn’t strike! She took a long stick and lifted it out and shooed it away. That was in southern Alabama.

  2. My Aunt Ruth is a woman who stands out in my mind as one woman who gave to others and reached out with mercy and charity. After almost finishing to raise her own three children, a social worker who knew her and her husband called her out of the blue and asked if she would house a troubled teen as a foster child for a time until a more permanent situation could be arranged. He graduated high school still living in their home. Other teens passed through their doors. Not all were success stories but all had an opportunity and learned about God’s love while in her ward. My aunt, now widowed and in her middle nineties, is still living in her own home and still a blessing to those who have the blessing to meet her. In her seventies and eighties, she volunteered at the ‘old folks home’, teaching painting and hand crafts to shut-ins. Having been named in part after her, I pray that I can be as much of a blessing to a few as she has been to many!

  3. Louise I am impressed by the story of your grandmother, awesome lady. well you should be proud of ancestry like that. My Mom was a stay at home MOM and she worked so hard each day with limited resources. She washed clothes on a wringertype washer -heating the water on stove in basement and then hanging outdoors on clotheslines. She usually had a pot of beans cooking on that stove also for dinner later. She did so much for the family and even found time to bake biscuits and pies. I feel she had few things she did for herself -most was for the family.
    thanks for sharing today Lyn with Louise.
    Paula O

  4. I love to hear about others who selflessly give of their time and effort. My dh is right this minute working at our local food pantry. He’s the doorman–helping people in and out. Today is snowy so he’ll have many elderly that he will run to escort from their cars so they don’t fall and then carry their groceries to their car. I love that man!

  5. I had the privilege of being raised in a pastor’s home by parents that really had a heart for God. Their mission was always outreach-to meet people’s physical needs and while doing that also meet their spiritual need.
    They taught our entire church what it means to serve others. Many times we all together would get business owners to donate shoes, clothes, and toys. We would all fix and prepare Thanks or Christmas dinner..invite anyone that needed food, or items for their family. Feed them, and give them boxes of food, clothes, shoes, coats and even toys. We all worked together and hard to do this..but we were the ones blessed by it.
    My parents have always been a shinning example of doing for others
    without thinking of themselves. I am so blessed to have them in my life!

  6. Rose, pastors and their wives are some of the most selfless people I’ve ever met. And I was blessed by the pastor’s visit during my few hospital stays. I would bet that your father passed on his selflessness to his family.

  7. My dad was a pastor, and I can’t imagine a more selfless person. He gave his time and energy to serving God and the people of his church. He helped others by going to the hospital when church members were sick or having surgery and the like. And he did so much more. Thanks for having the giveaway.

  8. That’s wonderful, Liz. My sister found the same selflessness in the Alzheimer’s support group she was part of during and after our mother’s death. God bless those selfless volunteers.

  9. Volunteers at my cancer support group, cancer survivors themselves, show selflessness daily, with encouraging words, caring, and hard work for events.

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