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CONTRASTING THREE KINGS

In this little book, BREAKING THE KING SAUL SYNDROME, author Jonathan Martin contrasts King Saul’s fearful, jealous reign (I Samuel 8-31) to the faith-based generosity of his son, Jonathan. Jonathan willingly assisted his own replacement, David (I Samuel 20). Are we, like Jonathan, listening to the Lord and placing obedience above our own interests? Few [...]

CONTRASTING THREE KINGS2020-09-23T17:56:03+00:00

DOES YOUR FAMILY KNOW . . . PART I

If you become ill, DOES YOUR FAMILY KNOW . . .  who is in charge of your medical decisions? If not, this may be the ideal time to hold the family meeting you’ve been postponing—electronically.  We may be practicing isolation, but we are not without the means to communicate. All of us are currently concerned about [...]

DOES YOUR FAMILY KNOW . . . PART I2020-03-29T15:37:30+00:00

WHAT CAN WE DO?

IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19, What CAN we do? Like many of you, I am counted among the vulnerable, but it is God who has numbered our days—no one else. Remember our childhood fire drills? We were carefully taught not to panic. Which is most destructive?  COVID-19 or the fear of it? In our youth, there may or may [...]

WHAT CAN WE DO?2020-03-17T02:10:15+00:00

DOES YOUR FAMILY KNOW . . . PART II

DOES YOUR FAMILY KNOW . . . that they are loved, forgiven and blessed with prayer? Are there letters tucked away among your important papers that you have carefully written to your special people? We do have the power to bless people. There are stories that only we know. There are words that only we can [...]

DOES YOUR FAMILY KNOW . . . PART II2020-03-29T15:47:14+00:00

RUNNING THE RACE–NOT ALONE

If I visualize a “runner,” I see lean, muscled arms and legs pumping rhythmically.  When I stood at the finish line of the Vancouver Marathon, however, I watched a huge variety of body types and strides complete a victorious run. Of course, some runners were jerky and awkward in their fatigue. A few seemed to [...]

RUNNING THE RACE–NOT ALONE2018-11-27T00:15:07+00:00

4 REASONS TO HOLD ANNUAL FAMILY MEETINGS

Give Permission To Talk About The End Of Life. It is said that social interaction is improved by avoiding the topics of death, taxes and religion. However, our emotional needs are not served when we remain silent about death in our close relationships. Too often, the person who is dying doesn’t want to scare his [...]

4 REASONS TO HOLD ANNUAL FAMILY MEETINGS2018-10-25T00:52:30+00:00

THRIVING THROUGH THE DECADES WITH FRIENDS

By Donna Scales, Community Leader and Author. FIFTIES: When I turned fifty I discovered God’s singular mistake: we shouldn’t live past fifty! What was it with these Golden Years? To use a rather unlovely word, I felt like crap. Both hips hurt, and their throbbing kept me awake at night. I had to pull myself [...]

THRIVING THROUGH THE DECADES WITH FRIENDS2019-10-11T17:33:37+00:00

4 R’S FOR DEMENTIA: Recourse, Routine, Recognition, Reserves

Summoned by the head nurse, I walked hurriedly to the care center wondering with every step what could have upset Dad so much that the staff could not calm him. With the whoosh of the front doors still in my ears, I spotted my 87 year old father leaning on his walker at the front [...]

4 R’S FOR DEMENTIA: Recourse, Routine, Recognition, Reserves2019-02-15T21:55:48+00:00