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Caregiving

Take My Body, Jesus

In marriage, two become one flesh. My husband’s flesh is becoming weak due to Parkinsons disease, so I feel weak, too. As his primary caregiver, I wonder if I can handle what lies ahead. I need to be reminded that… Continue Reading →

The Day God Has Given

This isn’t the day I had planned; This is the day God has given. #providence, #God’swill

Rediscovering Jesus

Lent is coming and I would like to do something to deepen my relationship with God.  I have a copy of the excellent book by Matthew Kelly, Rediscovering Jesus, that I hope to use as a map for my journey…. Continue Reading →

“You Were the One Who Understood”

A Postscript to “Under Pressure” I returned to the same convenience store today. My husband is having trouble eating. Medication makes food unappetizing, but breakfast sandwiches still satisfy. I ordered on the computer and went to pay. As I was… Continue Reading →

Lead Me Closer to You

I read Fr. Allen Morris’s blog Living Eucharist last night and it touched me in a deep way. Check out Fr Allen Morris: Living Eucharist 01/09/2016 In sharing this Sunday’s responsorial, Psalm 103, Fr. Morris says, “The responsorial Psalm for Sunday, the Baptism… Continue Reading →

Green-Eyed Monster

  She overwhelmed me in an instant! I was at church choir practice. One of the sopranos got a text from her very pregnant daughter. Finally the baby was on his way! She was beaming with excited anticipation and joy…. Continue Reading →

Snooze Button Prayer

My alarm clock is across the room. That forces me to get up from bed to hit the snooze button. I thank God for the ability to bound out of bed and walk those few steps. I am grateful to… Continue Reading →

St. Anthony

I’m sitting in the family waiting room at the hospital. My 87 year-old dad is getting a pacemaker.   Dad is not your typical octogenarian.   The surgery had to be scheduled around a business trip.  Keeping active as a… Continue Reading →

Surrender

I don’t have to carry My burdens alone. Without speaking words, You know. Grant me the grace to give everything to you. The strong arms that carried the cross long ago Will carry my burdens now. ​ Release and let… Continue Reading →

Confessions of a Caregiver Part II: Tools for Good Works

My husband has Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease is the gradual degeneration of the nerve cells in the brain that control movement. Ordinary tasks are now challenging or exceptionally time-consuming for him. In large and small ways, Parkinson’s has changed the… Continue Reading →

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