Saturday, July 30, 2022
Friday, July 22, 2022
Family care-giving can be one of the most stressful jobs possible. It is often life changing in its dimension and demands. As a caregiver in my volunteer job, I know there are huge rewards gained in giving oneself in the care for others. This can be true for family caregivers as well. The difference for family caregivers, however, is that they are sometimes with their family members 24/7. There are also many over-layers and deep personal connections with the person for whom they are caring as a family caregiver. This causes emotional and physical stress which has the potential to cause health problems down the road for the caregiver.
Saturday, July 9, 2022
Broken So We Glow
Sometimes we have to be broken by care-giving challenges, sickness, or a host of other possible trials in order to glow like the broken heart above in the picture. Recently a Facebook friend posted something on her status. I thought it was pretty profound. I decided to post it here on my blog. You will find it below. I believe it speaks for itself.
Saturday, July 2, 2022
July 4th is Independence Day in the United States. It is the birthday of our country, and it represents freedom. I am thankful for the freedom of speech and worship that I have as a United States citizen. What is even more important, however, is my freedom in Christ that I experience as His child.
Freedom in Christ includes freedom from the penalty and power of our sins.
Freedom in Christ includes freedom from fear in spite of adverse circumstances.
Freedom in Christ is freedom from self and selfish willful ways when we are trusting in the Lord.
Freedom in Christ involves joyful service to others.
Freedom in Christ involves knowing the truth of God's Word which sets one free.
Freedom in Christ means serving the Lord.
Freedom in Christ means I can come to Him anytime with my needs.
Freedom in Christ means the ability to live in a joyful relationship with the Lord.
Psalm 18:19 says, "He brought me out into a spacious place; He rescued me because He delighted in me." What a wonderful freedom we find in the Lord! Praise Him name for that!