Last fall, my small group of primary caregivers—Shining Lights—adopted a local nursing home as a service project. Each year, the Pastor asks all group leaders to consider providing an act of kindness to the community. Many groups choose to partner with the church’s SERVE projects to clean up around an elementary school or at one of our local partners’ outreach locations.
We had a blast being able to be a blessing to our most vulnerable neighbors. ❤️🎄💚
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
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 onContinue reading “Get it out. Write it down. Breathe.”
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,Continue reading “What’s Cookin?”
He is calling you and me to do new things in the darkness and none of His instructions command us to quit.
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.
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.
Caregiving can be stressful! Do yourself a favor and get connected. Here are two opportunities for you to do so with regularity:
If you need some cheer in your life, a treat, a gift for someone, or a simple attitude adjustment