Quotes for Caregivers


These are quotes for caregivers provided by Stephen Ministry.  Hope they bring some peace to you today. Caregiving Somehow I feel sure that the most direct route to religious experience is to ask for the grace to give, to share, to console another, to bandage a hurting wound, to lift a fallen human spirit, to [Read More…]

Spiritual Considerations for Patients Gaining Importance

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A recent article in the Wall Street Journal (link below) discusses how chaplains are playing a bigger role with patients in some of America’s hospitals.  This is a trend that I hope continues.  As the article discusses, and as I also believe, “spiritual guidance can help improve a patient’s medical outcome and lead to shorter [Read More…]

Aging As A Spiritual Practice


One of my favorite “boomer” bloggers is Lew Richmond.  As anyone who has read my book, Safe 4 Retirement: The 4 Keys to a Safe Retirement knows, spirituality plays a vital role in ensuring that you thrive in retirement.  Lew is a Buddhist and as those who follow my blogs note, I’m also a big [Read More…]

Bill Graham On Living One’s Latter Years


As Billy Graham nears his 93rd birthday, he writes a touching article about “nearing home” or living one’s latter years.  He begins the article, “Few things in life I loved more than baseball; I often pictured myself hitting a big-league grand slam and hearing the roar of the crowd as I ran the bases — [Read More…]

Meditation for Those With Little Time


As regular viewers of this site and readers of my book, Safe 4 Retirement: The 4 Keys to a Safe Retirement are well aware, I’m a big believer in meditation.  I credit my lowered blood pressure to it and I think it’s a powerful way to provide clarity for all individuals, particularly retirees who may [Read More…]

Spiritual Growth from Giving Seniors Happiness


An article in the wonderful Guideposts magazine tells the story of Alec Rogers, who looked forward to retirement as a time with “no boss to answer to.”  He explored the opportunities for him to get involved as he put it, “One day my eye fell on a small ad that said “Be a caregiver.” Just [Read More…]

Laughter As Spiritual Practice


It’s always nice to read something that puts a smile on your face.  Here’s a nice little article – link below – on viewing laughter as a spiritual practice. I often feel that God wants us to laugh as much as possible.  How about you?

Meditating At Fifty


There are many things you need to do when the doctor tells you that you need to lower your blood pressure.  I was lucky that it was not enough of a problem that I needed medication, not yet!  For me, diet and exercise were the easiest solutions.  I began each and of course they yielded [Read More…]