4 Tips for Embracing Goodbyes and Fresh Starts

January is the time of fresh starts.  Many people enjoy a fresh start, I’m not sure that I am one of them.  To me a fresh start means letting go of what has been normal or at least the known, it might not have been great, or bad, or good, maybe just somewhere in...

Caregiver, You are an Advocate

The word advocate brings up different feelings in different people.  I seem to have deeply inborn need to stand up to injustice, especially for those who have no voice of their own.  My sister, on the other hand, is drawn with compassion to the person hurting. The two...

Are you ready for 2019?

Are you looking forward to 2019? I started off 2018 with some of you focusing on what I wanted it to be in the Be Group!  We took to time to really think about who we are and what we want to become by drafting our Personal Manifestos. I choose to...

Caregiving During the Holidays

Being a family caregiver during the holidays might mean long time traditions have to change.  As both my parents Alzheimer’s disease progressed, we found they were unable to celebrate the holidays in the same ways that our family had in the past. Mom became anxious...

Review by Rayna: Stronger Than the Struggle

Stronger than the Struggle: Uncomplicating Your Spiritual Battle is a great resource. I have reviewed other books on prayer in the past but I think this one has become my favorite in the category of the theology of prayer. Havilah Cunnington is a popular Bible teacher...
Saying Goodbye to My Daddy

Saying Goodbye to My Daddy

Saying Goodbye to My Daddy   I had been praying for over a year now that when it was time for Dad to say Good-bye I would be able to stop fighting for him and let him go.   I’m a fighter you know, I have always been that way, I’m convinced God made me that...

Review by Rayna: Why her?

Why Her?  :6 Truths We Need to Hear When Measuring Up Leaves Us Falling Behind Comparison seems to be a natural state for us.  We often find ourselves comparing ourselves to others without even realizing that is what we are doing.  Questions like, “Why Her, Lord?”...

Review by Rayna: Find Rest

Find Rest:  A women’s devotional for lasting peace in a busy life   Find Rest is a beautiful devotional written by one of my favorite authors, Shaunti Feldhahn.  This is a departure from her typical books. Shaunti is a social researcher who has found the...