Shining Lights Signup for Fall

A NEW semester begins on 9/13 but we’ve never missed a week this year so feel free to join NOW! Sign up at MBCOcala/next-steps/small-groups With admiration and respect for the work you do for your loved one, this group is for you according to 1 Peter 5:7. #careforthecaregiver #shininglights #mbcocala #smallgroup

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Get it out. Write it down. Breathe.

One of the world’s most famous books of all time was a journal written by a young girl named Anne Frank, who for two years hid with her family from the Nazis in an Amsterdam attic. Anne is said to have received the journal for her 13th birthday and began journaling inside her diary on […]

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What’s Cookin?

Our Lights are still Shining bright. We enjoyed another great meeting yesterday with the Shining Lights small group (via Zoom, of course)! We discussed: Batch cooking, recipes for OnePots and pressure cookers, societal penalties for being a parent who wants to keep their special needs person from being institutionalized, what to do about the pressures, […]

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Be a Light Traveler

He is calling you and me to do new things in the darkness and none of His instructions command us to quit.

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Shine On

Many times, our dark places are about perspective in comparison to others. Someone may have woken up with an ache here or pain there but someone else may have just received a terminal diagnosis. Someone may have a child who wet the bed this morning while another man or woman deals with a child or a parent who wets the bed every morning.

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Watch Your Words

Do you remember your parents telling you that? I do. Believe it or not I occasionally had a smart mouth and this was the warning I’d receive before other nonverbal, physical actions were taken.

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Stress Less

Caregiving can be stressful! Do yourself a favor and get connected. Here are two opportunities for you to do so with regularity:

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A Place for Cheer

If you need some cheer in your life, a treat, a gift for someone, or a simple attitude adjustment

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Library of Resources

Shining Lights community group in conjunction with Rizing Starz, Inc. a 501c3 organization is developing an info bank and library of resources for parents and caregivers of people with special needs

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Chosen

When your day doesn’t turn out as planned, consider that you are chosen for something special and free to pursue it.

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