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Caregivers Taking Care of Caregivers

10/21/2011

Don’t overlook the major caregiver. He or she needs some uplifting too! The most difficult time for my wife (Jean) and me was dealing with the two-and-a-half-year losing battle with cancer waged by our nineteen -year-old son, Paul. Within days of the diagnosis, his left leg was amputated two-thirds above the knee, and after metastasis he endured a series of six lung surgeries. My response was to personally appropriate the stories of Jesus’ encounters with heartbroken parents: Mark 5:23 became, “My son is at the point of death. Come and lay your hands on him, so that he may be made well, and live.”

Alzheimer’s Disease

When Frank’s mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, I think each one of the family members had the same reaction at first – grief. However, over time we dealt with her illness in different ways. Frank’s sister and brother quickly moved into the denial stage and remained there until their mother’s death. Frank himself stayed in the grief phase for quite a while, but then moved on to acceptance. “Acceptance” didn’t mean, of course, that he gave up all hope – he still longed to see moments of lucidity in his mother.

Fly a Plane. Ride a Bike. Walk 60 miles. Care!

What does flying a plane or riding a bike or walking 60 miles have to do with our subject of caring for individuals who are going through a crisis? Listen to this radio program and the connection will become clear.

Fly a Plane. Ride a Bike. Walk 60 miles. Care!

What does flying a plane or riding a bike or walking 60 miles have to do with our subject of caring for individuals who are going through a crisis? Listen to this radio program and the connection will become clear.

Wonder

09/27/2011

I Wonder You know, Lord, how I serve You With great emotional fervor In the limelight. You know how eagerly I speak for You At a women’s club, You know how I effervesce when I promote A fellowship group. You know my genuine enthusiasm At a Bible study. But how would I react, I wonder […]

Caring For Military Families

07/03/2015

Some of the followers of Wisdom of the Wounded offer the following ideas to those individuals whose spouse/father is in the military and away from home: Suggestions from Karen:   The girl that grew up next door to us has been going through this.  I usually talk to her once a week, and some of her friends […]

A Healthy Riddle?

07/23/2011

What can you give someone that is natural, organic, naturally sweet, non-fattening, no preservatives and is 100% wholesome. It is also free and the supply is endless, and it lowers blood pressure, reduces stress and cuts the risk of heart disease. It also breathes new life into a tired body and makes one feel younger […]