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Stage 7 of Alzheimer’s – The Race is Won

What will heaven look like? Will it be so beautiful, we’ll need a couple thousand years to grow used to it? Continue reading

A Valentine for Reverend G

“Wear your walkin’ shoes,” Chris spoke over the phone line. “I’ll be there in about 15.” How was I so lucky to have a friend like Chris who recently graduated into a boyfriend? Was it appropriate to call a man in his early sixties a “boy”friend? I suppose I wasn’t a “girl”friend either, with my … Continue reading

Finding Hope When Faith Changes

These days, I find myself with more questions than answers. Although still based in the original foundations of scripture and relationship, my faith is changing. No longer do I think in terms of black and white. In fact, I spend more time thinking and meditating than I do reciting the rules I grew up with. … Continue reading

Cheering for the Young

Last weekend, I attended graduation receptions for two young women. I have followed these girls through the lives and prayers of their mothers – two of my friends. And when I see these girls on Facebook or at my church, I smile – even though I know they probably don’t realize who I am or … Continue reading

Finding How to Love Mom

During a recent visit to Mom’s assisted living facility, I thought again about the five love languages. In his book, Gary Chapman explains the love languages as: touch, gifts, quality time, acts of service and affirming words. When we know the love languages of those around us, we can better relate to them. As I … Continue reading

Thanks to Mom

Dear Mom, This week, a thank you card will be delivered to you. The card is from me, your daughter – Rebecca. You may wonder why I sent you a thank you card. October is my birthday month, and it’s okay, Mom, that you didn’t remember. Sometimes I, too, can hardly believe another year has … Continue reading

Grieving in Small Steps

Recently, I met a woman whose son died in a tragic car accident. One minute he was alive with plans for a wonderful future. The next minute, he was lying in a coffin. A terrible event with intense grief. For families with loved ones who suffer from Alzheimer’s, the grief comes in small steps. We … Continue reading

The Unraveling of Reverend G

Intermission for Reverend G

Final Grace for Reverend G

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