Staying in Hope

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Hope Respects the Alzheimer’s Patient

The blog post for this week was already written, edited and almost scheduled. Then I had second thoughts. It was a post about my mother and shared one of the family secrets she told me years ago. I felt it was a great post, and I hoped it would interest my followers as well as … Continue reading

Finding Hope When Healing Delays

When healing doesn’t happen, we tend to ask, “Why?” Does God have a greater purpose in the process? Have we prayed correctly, cried out to God fervently enough? Have we sinned, somehow preventing God’s awesome power at work? Everything within me screams, “No! God is so much bigger than my attempts to justify his silence.” … Continue reading

Hope Recovers from Fear

My son is sick, and I am afraid. Because he is a cancer survivor (eight years, bless God!), when something happens that interrupts that heart relief of his healing – my soul fears. Last week, he was disoriented. He couldn’t drive, couldn’t write his name, had trouble putting words together to make a sentence. The … Continue reading

Hope Thrives Through the Aunties’ Prayers

As I closed my prayer journal, I thought once again about my nieces and nephews. These dear ones were the focus of my Sabbath prayers – the next generation that will love justice, show mercy and live as Kingdom-bearers in our world. Years ago, I determined to pray them through school decisions, career changes and … Continue reading

Hope Thrives at 88

The kindness of a weekend in Denver brings hope that Alzheimer’s does not have to steal from every family. Continue reading

7 Stages of Alzheimer’s

What are the 7 stages of Alzheimer’s disease and how can families prepare? This series of blog posts explains the stages through the viewpoint of a fictional character, Reverend G. Continue reading

Why Hope Needs Balance

Why is balance so important to the functioning of our souls? Can we work hard while forgetting play? And if we do, what happens to our joy? Continue reading

The Unraveling of Reverend G

Intermission for Reverend G

Final Grace for Reverend G


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