Topic Monday: Domestic Violence Series—Elder Abuse

Recently there was a story in the news about a woman that died from the abuse she suffered under her son’s care.  Reports stated that she was imbedded into the couch and had maggots eating away at her body.  My heart broke hearing this report of elder abuse. Thousands of older persons are abused, neglected, and exploited each year. Many […]

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A Song For All Ages

Jesus Loves You

One of the first songs we learn to sing as children is “Jesus Loves Me.” When I go into the nursing homes and daycares to perform, for music therapy or a music session I always end with Jesus Loves Me. I’ve discovered several things: 1. Everyone knows this song 2. The song seems to resonate and touch a chord with […]

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Do You Ignore Your Loved Ones

Do you care?

I was reminded this week of just how short life can be. It’s important to cherish the ones we are with and let them know how much we love and appreciate them while we’re with them. We never know when we might not have those little moments together again. Death can come like a thief in the night and leave […]

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Lend A Helping Hand

I spend a lot of time with my grandmother and as a caregiver. It makes me feel bad when work or other obligations limit the time I have to check on my grandmother. It is so easy to get lonely and feel as if no one cares anymore. The other day we returned to her home from physical therapy. We’d […]

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Who Will You Serve?

Can you imagine living to be 103? What would you do if you had that long to live? On Wednesday {February 1}, George Beverly Shea celebrated his 103 birthday. He has lived an extraordinary life serving God with Dr. Billy Graham Cliff Barrows. This team has ministered around the world for over half a century. God has blessed all three […]

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