Monthly Archives: March 2014

“Following Jesus Is Not Hard”

I listened as these words were spoken with confidence and joy by a charismatic prophet from Macedonia. This man then said, “You only think it is hard because someone told you it was hard.” I should probably end this blog … Continue reading

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Leave Your Dignity at Home

There is no way to be a hospital patient and experience a sense of dignity. As a nurse, I can talk about body parts and bodily functions much as a teacher would talk about homework and glue. It becomes part … Continue reading

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There Is Someone Home

Most of us have heard the crude remark, “the lights are on but nobody’s home” referring to someone with cognitive impairment. I recently found myself in conversation with a person whom, I have since learned, has a known diagnosis of … Continue reading

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Papa Doesn’t Have Spell Check

The following story came by email today. It is the first one I have ever seen written by my precious first grade granddaughter. I read it with delight and pride. “The Qwen and the Prinsess, Wans thar was a Qwen … Continue reading

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In His Grip

Try to imagine yourself feeling as someone who could easily lose his or her balance. Now, in this weakened condition, imagine you need to walk on an uneven path that has loose slippery stones. A strong young friend comes along … Continue reading

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Faith through Aging Eyes

As a relatively “young” person assigned to ministry with Senior Adults, I deliberately chose to use the word “we” when addressing “our” group. Over the years, awareness gradually dawned: aging people look old to other people but they don’t feel … Continue reading

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Too Much Red Ink

It’s not hard to remember the sinking feeling that came with getting an assignment back from a teacher and finding it all marked up with red ink. It’s not a very long journey from, “I got a failing grade” to … Continue reading

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