My Concrete Dove
Making your caregiving life just a little bit easier.
It feels like fog rolling by, revealing and then concealing elements of the landscape in front of me. It hides one path forward and then unveils another. Finding the fruit of the Spirit on a foggy caregiving landscape can be exhausting. That’s because it’s not our job. It’s His.
Trust God and let go of the past. Looking back with disappointment or regret is a waste of your time. So, stop doing it!
Best guess: If you guess something, you give an answer or provide an opinion which may not be true because you do not have definite knowledge about the matter concerned. This definition, from the Collins Dictionary, accurately describes what it's like to take care of...
A few weeks ago, on the way home from my sister's day program, we stopped by the nature trail to try out the new transport chair. My sister, Michelle, has Down Syndrome and Alzheimer's Disease, and she's become more and more unsteady on her feet, so we've started...
My sister usually spends a few hours with our mom on Sunday. That, screen-free Sunday, and a couple of homemade meals my brother dropped off made room for respite and renewal. And I am so very grateful!
These are important tips for family caregivers and everyone else, too. There is always the possibility that you will either be a caregiver or need one at some point in your life. It's smart to prepare for the hard winter of the caregiving season by taking care of...
Get answers to these questions:
1. What would happen if I prayed with a deeper understanding of who it is that I’m praying to?
2. What could change about the approach, posture, or tone of your prayers with that in mind?
3. Would a deeper understanding help you develop or change your practice of prayer?
Our last and most important candle of the Advent wreath is in the center. It is white and represents Jesus, Who is the Light of the world and the center of all things.
No place at the inn. What would you do in that situation? You are in labor and about to have a baby, but upon arrival, the hospital folks tell you, “Sorry, but we’re full.” Where would you go? More importantly, would you trust God to get you there?
Advent is the time before Christmas that many Christians use to reset their focus toward Christ through His Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love. And, just maybe, let at least some of the hustle and bustle of the traditional holiday season settle for a little while each week.