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Don’t Forget The Patient


Sometimes I whisper, “Forgive me mom. I didn’t know.” My lovely mother died eight years ago, and when she was in a nursing home for six years, I certainly made some careless caregiving mistakes.

For example, when my mom was recovering from pneumonia and was bed-ridden, many grandchildren and relatives visited her. That was wonderful, but I was so happy to see some of these individuals that what was supposed to be a visit with my mother became a social occasion.

Are You God?


Let your light shine before men.  That they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in Heaven.  Matthew 5:16 From:  First Church of God, Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania Joe was asked by a neighbor to drive her son to the hospital.  Although he had other things planned, Joe didn’t know how to say no.  He […]

How Are You? That’s A Big Question


How are you?  That’s a really big question to ask someone who is suffering. When I ask someone, “How are you?” am I asking about the person’s spiritual, mental, emotional or physical health?  The person may not know how to respond and therefore parrot the standard response, “I’m ok.” Or “Fine.” So instead of asking, […]

Small Acts Of Kindness


“We cannot do great things on this earth.  We can only do little things with great love.” – Mother Teresa What can I do for my country?  Maybe that is the question each of us should be asking ourselves instead of demanding that our country, our government, solve all of our problems. David Brooks asks, […]