Caregiving: Biblical Insights From a Caregiver’s Journey

Chronic Illness When you learn your loved one has a chronic illness, your hopes and dreams may be erased, replaced by feelings of hopelessness. You may feel overwhelmed or even afraid as you look ahead at the day-to-day struggles of caregiving. Biblical Guidance and Support Caregiving: Biblical Insights From a Caregiver’s Journey offers Biblical guidance… Continue reading Caregiving: Biblical Insights From a Caregiver’s Journey

How to Become a Christian

My Story Being a good person doesn’t get you to heaven. Being saved or born-again does. Here’s my story of how I accepted Jesus Christ and became a Christian. On July 11, 1977, my life changed. If you look up that date in history, you will find nothing historically significant happened on that Sunday. It… Continue reading How to Become a Christian

Finish Strong

23 Finish Strong 23.1 My Story The date was April 11, 2018. It was a Wednesday. I had awoken at the usual time of 5 AM. I stepped into the master bedroom where my wife was resting. I took her hand and held it. I leaned over the hospital bed and kissed her forehead first.… Continue reading Finish Strong

Compassion

22 Compassion 22.1 My Story I thought I knew how to minister to hurting families and person’s facing death. My hubris said I was an expert. After all, I was a seminary trained minister and an ordained minister and an ordained deacon. I had made thousands of hospital visits, nursing home visits, and been with… Continue reading Compassion

The Lord is My Helper

21 The Lord is My Helper 21.1 My Story My wife’s diagnosis of Melanoma cancer broke my heart. I promised myself I would be there for her. I would be there in good times. I would be there in bad times. I would care for her and celebrate every time we received good news. I would… Continue reading The Lord is My Helper

Thanks

20 Thanks 20.1 My Story As death was imminent for my wife, I did not feel sorry for the brevity of her life. Oh sure, I would have preferred her being healed and having another thirty plus years with me. After all, dying at sixty-one years old is dying too young. I understood that God… Continue reading Thanks

Know God

18 Know God 18.1 My Story I had been up for thirty-three consecutive hours. My marathon of being up began on Tuesday when I had awakened at 5 AM. I had gotten up, checked on my wife, showered, and went to Starbucks at 6 AM for my morning writing. From writing, I had headed to… Continue reading Know God

Comfort

16 Comfort 16.1 My Story My spouse paid the bills each month. We had a budget and discussed our financial priorities, but she wrote the checks each month and made the electronic payments. We were old school and had a joint checking account. I had a basic understanding of what bills were due each month… Continue reading Comfort

Don’t Go Down Regret Row

14 God is Good 14.1 My Story I remember Sunday, December 3, 2017, well. My wife had not been feeling well for the previous two months. It started in early October when she worked a week of nights doing a stock reset. She worked retail for the big box store headquartered in Arkansas. I recall… Continue reading Don’t Go Down Regret Row

Do Not Lose Heart

13 Do Not Lose Heart 13.1 My Story My wife was excited when the eleven months of taking the prescription chemotherapy medications ended. I was expecting her to do a happy dance and to go celebrating her accomplishment. Instead of a time of rejoicing, it became a solemn watershed. She was tired of the handful… Continue reading Do Not Lose Heart