The following article is an open letter to American Christians. It has nothing to do with Dementia or Caregivers. Rather, it's about the current obsession, many Christians have, with conspiracy theories. In this letter I am calling us to leave accusations and slander behind. This is a call to prayer. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Pentecost Sunday falls on … Continue reading To AMERICAN CHRISTIANS
Walking in the Dark – part 1
Does it bother you to be in a dark room without so much as even a little nightlight? Do you enjoy being outside at night without any lights to help you see? Are you afraid of the dark? Many of us are. When I was a teenager, I used to walk home from my job, … Continue reading Walking in the Dark – part 1
Doctors, Prayers, and Therapy
A few days before the 50th Anniversary party our friend, Father John Fain, sent a message on Facebook telling about a pilgrimage he was taking to different places in Europe. I don’t quite remember everywhere he was going, but I do know he went to Fatima and Lourdes. He wondered if we had any prayer … Continue reading Doctors, Prayers, and Therapy
Rethinking God’s Plan?
If you’ve been reading Caregiver’s Survival Blog very long you know that I was a Lutheran Pastor for over 30 years. I became a pastor because I really believed that no matter what we face, Jesus will give us strength for each day. I do believe God has a plan for each of us, which … Continue reading Rethinking God’s Plan?
God’s Plan – Conclusion
In my studies on this topic I have been blessed by many scriptures, too many to include in the text. Therefore, I have included them below the text in Scriptural References. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + … Continue reading God’s Plan – Conclusion
The Three Ps
I was preparing to write the final article about God’s intention for us as we face months, or years, as Caregivers to our family member with dementia, when I came across an old Newsletter article written by a Pastor whom I know very well. I have received permission to reprint his article, but since this … Continue reading The Three Ps
My God, My God…
In the two previous blogs we’ve looked at the idea that everything happens for a reason and everything that happens in our lives is a part of God’s plan. I wrote about some of my problems with both of those ideas. I wrote about Tevye and his idea that God is the cause of everything … Continue reading My God, My God…
Everything Happens for a Reason???
In my last post I wrote about the idea that no matter what happens to us, it is a part of God’s wonderful plan for our lives. I touched on my problems with that idea. Since then, I’ve come across a blog by Kate Bowler, author of the book, Everything Happens for a Reason, and … Continue reading Everything Happens for a Reason???
Watch “”Everything happens for a reason” — and other lies I’ve loved” on YouTube
Watch “Death Brings Context to Life | Dr. Mary Neal | TEDxJacksonHole” on YouTube
https://youtu.be/C-M9zR17egA Near death experience.