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We Need Laughter

Moments to Lighten Up While Caregiving “…And do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.’” (Nehemiah 8:10) Are you a caregiver of one whom is losing their mental abilities, maybe slowly, maybe rapidly? Are you caring for one who is confused often? who gets angry, who can no longer tie …

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Memorial Day – 2015

Memorial Day can be a gathering of family for a barbeque or for a day at the beach.  It is remembered as a day off from work or a reminder that we will only have a four-day workweek. But Memorial Day is far more than that: It is a day (and there ought to be …

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Are You Being Spent in the King’s Service?

“’Lord, I am Thine, wholly Thine; all I am, and all I have, I would devote to Thee.  Thou has bought me with Thy blood; let me spend myself and be spent in Thy service.  In life and in death let me be consecrated to Thee!’ Have we kept this resolve?” from “Daily Help” by …

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Careful Medication and Eldercare

A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.  Proverbs 17:22 As caregivers, one very important task is to make sure that our care recipient remains safe to the best of our ability.  Keeping hope and joy alive around them is also a vital component for their mental and spiritual …

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Journaling Your Way Through Caregiving, Part 2

My heart overflows with a good theme; I address my verses to the King; My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.  Psalm 45:1 As I began this series about journaling and caregiving, I shared how important writing my thoughts and feelings is for me.  In Part 1, I gave a variety of ways to journal.  …

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Two Years Ago

Dear Mama, It has been two years on January 30th that you passed away and are with the LORD.  No matter how much I have moved along into tutoring three young children in reading and math, continue to blog, and have more time with my dear Kenneth, I STILL MISS YOU!  Can’t help it! You …

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Journaling Your Way Through Caregiving, Part 1

I have journaled since I was in high school.  It has been my way to express myself, to pray, to release emotions, and to create. My heart overflows with a good theme; I address my verses to the King; My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.  Psalm 45:1 As I praise the LORD, so too …

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Is Giving Care Different During the Holidays?

Joy to the world, the Lord is come! Let earth receive her King; Let every heart prepare Him room, And Heaven and nature sing,…. Christmas is coming. This time of year can be joyous as we celebrate the birth of our LORD and enjoy family and friends. Holidays can bring stress too. Being the main …

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He Has Dealt Bountifully With Me

(I am blessed to be a guest devotional writer today over at Granola Bar Devotional.) I would cry out, “How long, O Lord? How long” as I would leave the nursing home where my mother spent the last five years of her life. Due to a terrible fall and surgery, Mama would never be able …

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31 Days of God-Woven Moments – October 22

I write because I follow God and this is what He is having me do these days.  I share my life here on this new kind of paper.  As God weaves my life, He has given me beautiful God-Woven Moments, experiences that He wants me to share with you.  I cared for my Mama for …

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