Do We Value Our Elderly?

Do We Value Our Elderly?

In Biblical times, the elderly were crown jewels of the family. Grandparents and great-grandparents were greatly respected and sought out for their wisdom. In fact, Leviticus 19:32 parallels respecting the elderly and revering God.

You can’t really get any higher than that.

Ironically, in twenty-first century America, we don’t see that level of respect much, especially when an elderly person goes into a nursing home. Placement in a nursing home is often necessary, but ask any nursing home staff, and they will tell you many of their residents seldom have visitors. Imagine the atmosphere in a nursing home if friends and families (more…)

Overwhelmed In A Crisis? Look For Valuable Lessons

Overwhelmed In A Crisis? Look For Valuable Lessons

The year 2005 was pivotal for me and my husband, Mike. Our son had graduated college and married his sweetheart. They then moved to New Orleans for seminary. On the one hand, I was so happy for them, but on the other hand I was going through a grieving process, missing my only son terribly. This empty nest was not suiting me at all. I was stressed and overwhelmed! 

It took a while, but we finally adjusted to being empty nesters.

We enjoyed doing new things together, even took up (more…)

The Best Thing To Do Before “Better” Becomes “Worse”

The Best Thing To Do Before “Better” Becomes “Worse”

We are fast approaching June, the wedding month of the year. Countless couples are busy picking out dresses, tuxedos, cakes, photographers, videographers, venues and every detail associated with their wedding and reception. And let’s not forget the wedding showers, bridal luncheons and bachelor and bachelorette parties.

All this preparation becomes a stressful season to produce that magical wedding every girl dreams of. There are times, I’m sure, when they wonder if all the stress and worry is worth it. (more…)

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