Our lives are shaped by our focus. Which simply means, what we behold we become. Our culture has yet to behold the One who conquered death.
When a person ages, their ability to moderate thoughts, feelings and emotions diminishes so good habits that were formed earlier...
The temptation then becomes to “coast” through life, living comfortably, patting ourselves on the back and saying: “We deserve a break; this is what we have worked so hard for.” We continue to work and put aside more money each year, and wait till we go to the grave or the Lord takes us to glory. However, is that what will constitute a life well lived?
We handed out hundreds maybe thousands of cups of hot coffee and donuts. And talked to those willing to talk with us, listened, observed and learned. But it was the very first morning that the bill-board question of 'can one person make a difference' recalled.
Don't get me wrong here. I do not object to noise as long as it's the right kind of noise. However, I do have a good warm feeling about silence.
Fortunately, there are many housing options available for older adults. Assisted living is one of these,
My mom must have thought I was sleeping when she began to sing in a bare whisper: “Comforter, Jesus is my Comforter, Alleluia Comforter, Jesus is my Comforter, Alleluia Comforter, Jesus is my Comforter, Jesus is my Comforter, I am not afraid.”
I did not know what a wonderful time it was until yesterday as my wife and I were enjoying our supper together.
Instead of feeling guilty about what you can’t do about caring for your aging parents, focus on what you can.
Is it too late for me, will I listen? Will I take this chance to see my life as it really is and will I make a choice that will be about joy instead of sadness?
You may be struggling with the decision to intervene. You may think that it's none of your business. The decision to intervene will have a lot to do with your existing relationship with your parents and how your good intentions will be perceived.
Be thankful for the provisions you have received. Measure the financial progress you have made this year and continue to be financially matured.
Dealing with the death of a loved one is never easy. In addition to emotional shock, loved ones are often forced to handle funeral planning - a process that can be overwhelming at an already difficult time.
Many churches today are struggling with attendance and finances. They offer classes on this or that. They have fund raisers for this or that.
I try not to be biased, but I had my doubts about hiring Stevie. His placement counselor assured me that he would be a good, reliable busboy.
All I really wanted for Christmas was to do something to support our troops. I prayed on this goal daily until I thought I had received an answer, about how to help the troops.
“Sue, my daughter insists she’s a boy. She has rejected all things feminine since she was a toddler. Now as a 15-year-old she says there’s a mismatch between her brain and her body.
The first Thanksgiving celebration is believed to have taken place in 1621, when Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians got together and celebrated the autumn harvest.
While communication has drastically "increased" due to the rise of social media, the overall idea of communicating has morphed into one-sided conversations due to our inability to focus our attention on others.
We say 'thanks' for the most treasured gifts in our lives--our family, friends and loved one. So this Thanksgiving Day, you can express your appreciation for these wonderful people with some Thanksgiving gift ideas.
Award-winning gospel singer Kirk Franklin shared with his fans on social media that he has made peace with his terminally ill biological father who along with his biological mother gave him up for adoption at a young age.
I am the surviving father of a son who committed suicide ten years ago today. Still so shocked I had no idea he was thinking of suicide. I remember April 19th, 2006, as if it were yesterday. The sun was shining, the birds were out. We had made it through winter and spring was here.
I received an email from somebody who wanted to give me a lot of money. It seems this woman was recently widowed and her husband was very wealthy and she wanted to give money to some charity. Would I be interested in receiving money?
We had lift-off. The helicopter transformed from an awkward aeronautic sofa to a strong and graceful bird, gliding gently through air. I thought of how my 1-year-old son must feel whenever we lift him to us. Ground, then no more ground.
"I have seen a son of Jesse... who plays skillfully, a valiant, a man of war, prudent in speech" (I Sam. 16:18 Amp).
Forgive me; I know the headline is a bit harsh, but both, the revealing picture and the "less than polite" title emphasize today's subject: prudence in speech--the next virtue of young David. (Warning: You may not like what's next... and this article is definitely not for the faint of heart).
Sue and I exploded with tears as we spilled out the prognosis. Dad listened as reality registered on his face. There was no room for denial, no false hopes or wishful thinking. The three of us were experienced and knew too well what to expect.
Many people refer to themselves as 'self-made'; by this, they attempt to establish and emphasize the fact that their achievements in life are largely attributable to their own efforts, strength, struggle, wisdom, skill, tact and doggedness.
I decided from that day onwards, every decision I make, no matter how little, has to be congruent to the woman I want to be. I decided that I was not going to waste my time indulging in any activities that didn’t help me get to the next level. I learned that every second counts.