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Why I Love America

06/24/2016

Why I love America? Today there are so many messages listing: “What’s Wrong with America.”  Maybe, it is time to also remember “What is right with America.” So please join me and share your opinions of “What’s right with America? Rodney Atkins tells why he loves America in the song “It’s America.” It’s America Drivin’ […]

Partners

06/03/2012

When we turn on our TVs or open our newspapers, we can be overwhelmed by the bad news: the news is filled with stories of war, murder, rape and child abuse. It is easy to feel pessimistic and think, “The darkness is too great! I can’t make a difference and I don’t even know where to start. Yet Jesus tells us that we are to be “light” and “salt” in this world. The following story by Marc Geldman reminds us of who we are and what God calls us to do everyday.

Just Because

05/05/2012

“I think I’ll start a fresh to-do list. I’ll leave room at the top of my list–room for names instead of tasks. My new first line will say, “Be more like Jesus. Make people the most important thing today.” Amy Carroll

Telling Life’s Stories

04/17/2012

Reminiscing is healthy! It’s the process by which we make sense out of this mystery we call life. Reminiscing helps those who are older to find meaning and purpose in the years they have lived. It can create new levels of appreciation and intimacy between generations and can transform times spent beside beds or other visits into memorable times together.

The following questions will provide you with hours of worthwhile communication. If possible, tape or write down your discussions. Then the stories can be shared with other family members and friends.

A Highly Valued Mother’s Day Gift

05/01/2016

Some of the Best Gifts on Mothers’ Day and Fathers’ Day What is the best gift you can give your mother on Mother’s Day and what does a father want the most on Fathers’ Day? I can only answer from my point of view and the comments by 5 other adults whose children are also […]

The Caregiver’s Prayer

01/21/2012

(Submitted by Ann Anderson of Holland, MI)

Compassionate and healing God,
Help us to see Your face
In the faces of our sisters and brothers
Who are sick or injured.
Guide us to reach out to them
With hearts of compassion

Caring for Ourselves, The Caregivers

10/21/2011

It is extremely important for the caregiver to take good care of him or herself as well as the care-receivers. CareGiving can be a thankless, exhausting job and it may seem selfish to take care of oneself when the care-receivers require so much attention. To fail to do so, however, can be destructive. Jesus said, “Love God….Love Neighbor…Love Self.”

The following guidelines are for care givers who feel overwhelmed, tired, frustrated, lonely, or like a “Caged Bird