Thy Kingdom Come

I am still struggling with how to pray. The disciples asked Jesus how to pray, and he gave them the model prayer we call the “Lord’s Prayer”: or the “Our Father.” The thing about that prayer is that it has become rote to us and has lost...

Get Curious And Play

I have a high school friend I caught up with a few years ago. He had hit rock bottom in his life, and depression, worry, and stress showed on his face. Poor eating and sleeping habits had not been his friends. I had enjoyed his friendship in high school and decided to...

I Want Sleep!

There is nothing new about the fact that we need sleep to function at our best. It’s not news that caring for someone, whether that be a sick or disabled child, an aging spouse, or a parent, getting enough sleep is difficult. Without adequate sleep, a caregiver’s...

Quiet Time Study

My favorite time in the morning is the time I spend with God. I read devotionals, I journal, and I read my Bible and pray. I love to take my time and enjoy the journey of spiritual growth with God. I am sorry to say that my Bible reading often gets pushed aside...

Reframing Your Art of Life

I was a caregiver for ten years for my husband. He had diabetes and lost much of his sight due to this disease. He had a toe amputated and eventually started on dialysis and then a brain aneurysm and heart problems. Grief was at our heels the whole time. First was a...