I thought I’d share this section of a longer post I’ve been working on. I’ve recently been spending time exploring and writing about some of the challenges caregivers face. Among them, I found (and maybe experiencing) anticipatory grief. I hope this will help others who may be in the midst of it.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, being a caregiver is hard. So work now to improve your life later. Just like wildlife prepare for winter, you can prepare yourself for what might otherwise be a long dark season. Sounds ominous, I know, but it doesn’t have to be.
Now change your glasses….even in the face of disappointment, we graduated, got married, and had babies. That looks like gain, gain, gain to me. It’s about what we do with what we’ve experienced.
As soon as Amanda leaves for the day, we start hearing…I can’t wait…I can’ wait.
When life takes a pause, like the one we’ve all been living in this year, and maybe next. Or you find yourself in a role you don’t really want or don’t think you are good at. It’s time to change your perspective.
Regardless of who wins the Whitehouse, God is still in charge. He knows what the days ahead hold and, guess what? He’s not worried.
That’s all we can do, right? Pray and cast our ballots.
The act of choosing alone gives us some control over our thoughts and feelings. This is something many have struggled with these past months. Friends, God is in control of all things, but that doesn’t mean we let our minds drift into a muddy pumpkin patch of worry, waiting for God to pluck us out.
…as our family goes through a third COVID-19 quarantine this year, I’ll be sharing these prayers with you from time to time. I hope to encourage you, yes, but even more to motivate you to experience the great reward of exploring the names of God on your own.
We have no choice but to hold fast to God's unfailing love this week. Wait a minute; this week? We must hold fast every week, day, hour, and minute. And do we ever have a choice? No, for the believer, there is only one answer; Jesus. For the unbeliever, the choice...