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11/24/2015

Christmas is an especially difficult holiday when there is an empty chair at the table following the death of a loved one.  The first Christmas after my lovely mother died we felt a deep sadness seeing that empty chair. Instead of jumping right into the festivities and ignoring that a special person was not present, […]

What Can I Say To A Grieving Friend This Christmas Season? Part 1

12/17/2014

From:  Liv Lane What Can I Say To A Grieving Friend This Christmas Season?  Here are some expressions that have comforted my family over the past year and some I’ve learned from friends who have experienced great loss, too… I am thinking of you. Sounds so simple, but it means so much to know someone out […]

The Best Gifts to Give

12/24/2014

Best Gifts for Christmas (or anytime) The African boy listened carefully as the teacher explained why it is that Christians give presents to each other on Christmas Day.  “The gift is an expression of our joy over the birth of Jesus and our friendship and love for each other,” she said. Then Christmas Day came, […]

What Can I Say To A Grieving Friend This Christmas Season? Part 2

12/18/2014

By  Liv Lane What Can I Say To A Grieving Friend This Christmas Season?  Here are some expressions that have comforted my family over the past year and some I’ve learned from friends who have experienced great loss, too… I don’t expect a call back.  For over a week after my dad died, a dear friend […]

A Fun and Caring Habit

11/23/2015

I believe that if we make caregiving a fun family time and also something that we do often, we will establish a habit in our children’s lives. Then, when they have families of their own there is a good chance they will also make caregiving a part of their family life. Here’s how we make caregiving fun […]

The Meaning of Easter

03/26/2016

What would you say, if asked to describe the meaning of Easter? And let’s make it a bit of a challenge: your answer can only fill 53 seconds of time. Why 53 seconds? It’s the amount of time allotted for my radio show podcasts. What would you say? Here’s my answer: An Easter song says, […]

More Gifts for the Elderly

11/21/2015

Do you know an elderly relative or friend and wonder what to give them for Christmas? Here are some ideas. Elderly people feel the cold more, so a cozy lap blanket, afghan, bed jacket, or a Snuggie would be a good gift. Offer to come by and decorate the Christmas tree.  Bring some goodies and […]