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COMPELLING QUARANTINE READS – Faith & Friends

One beneficial aspect of a quieter life pace during this period of COVID-19 social distancing is the time it affords us for introspection and learning. During these weeks when we are almost exclusively at home, I’ve rediscovered my love for sitting in a quiet place with a good book. I’ve also spent about thirty minutes […]

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THREE HEALTHY WAYS TO KEEP ACTIVE INDOORS

Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been purchased at a price. Therefore, glorify God in your body. 1 Corinthians 6:19 With many around the nation sheltering in place to participate […]

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A CAREGIVER’S WELL KEPT ADVENT

While the world around us is awash in green and red decorations, we Catholic caregivers are called to set aside these weeks before Christmas to prepare in different ways. We will likely try to attend to the normal traditions of the season as we address cards, purchase gifts and attend social functions. But for those […]

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Three Practical Tips for Caregiving Families

As my mother continues to settle into her Memory Care facility, I endeavor on a regular basis to be present to her and my dad from miles away. I often find myself thinking back to the early days of what has felt like an ongoing “crisis” and wondering how we have gotten to this place […]

Cultivating Trust as Caregivers

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, on your own intelligence do not rely; In all your ways be mindful of him, and he will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6   Last night, I had a vivid dream. I awoke from a deep slumber, grabbed my cell phone—always bedside for those “just in case” […]

Sight & Sound Theatres: JESUS Brings the Gospel to Life

Several months ago, I had the opportunity to interview Katie Miller and hear about how Sight & Sound Theatres, a theater company in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is touching hearts and souls through musical productions based upon the greatest stories from the Bible. As Corporate Communications Manager and a member of the founding family of Sight & […]

Acknowledging Our “Yes” to God as Caregivers

It happened in the blink of an eye… or at least that’s how it felt. One moment, I was her eldest daughter and the next I was one of Mom’s battalion of caregivers. In reality, I probably should have been better prepared. When Mom was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease several years ago, I read up […]