The Power of Love: A Caregiver’s Anchor Point

The Power of Love: A Caregiver’s Anchor Point

I remember a time when our family was getting ready to leave the house on vacation. I was the rather typical mom hurrying to finish all the packing which included my personal things, helping each of the kids make sure they had critical items, gathering all the many...
The Power of Love: A Caregiver’s Anchor Point

A Robust Support System Requires Asking for Help

1 John 5:14And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. Many caregiving families are hesitant to ask for help because they don’t want to lose their privacy, their sense of control, or their pride. If...
The Power of Love: A Caregiver’s Anchor Point

The Secret to Thriving, Not Surviving

It was a quiet morning at the oceanfront hotel where we were staying at Virginia Beach. The breeze off of the Atlantic Ocean gently combed the beach grass. Families of birds chased the retreating waves, their footprints too light to make any impression in the sand. I...
The Power of Love: A Caregiver’s Anchor Point

Best Practices of Refreshed Special Needs Moms

I like to feel rested. My most satisfying days end with projects checked off my list and at least 7 hours of sleep. (And, hopefully, those are consecutive, uninterrupted hours.) But most days come and go with a lot of caregiving, emails with our daughter’s case...

Whole-Hearted Engagement With Those Who Suffer Isn’t Optional

Loving and praying for each other is not optional and scripture doesn’t leave room for anything but whole-hearted engagement with people who are suffering. True, it can be overwhelming, scary and messy learning to engage in the lives of others when their needs...

What’s in A Rescinded Academy Award Nomination?

We’re so quick to start kicking and screaming when things don’t go our way.It’s tragic that the song “Alone Yet Not Alone” got pulled from the Oscar nomination list. Or is it?An announcement was made yesterday that the Oscar nomination for the song “Alone Yet Not...