Quotes for Caregivers

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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…]