Hope and Inspiration

Senior couple holding hands

Still a Winner

My wife, Candy, and I play Scrabble five-plus nights a ...

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Sunrise in the mountain

Bright Moments

My mother-in-law sat at the kitchen table while I fixed dinner. Suffering with Alzheimer’s, she ...

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Strawberry cake

A Memorable Birthday

Veteran’s Day 1948 proved to be memorable for Mom—m ...

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Rocky cliff overlooking a river

Peace Like a River

“I’ve got peace like a river…” I sang softly, while sitting at the bedside of Janis, who ...

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Butterfly among summer flowers

That Lovely Word, Yes

My husband Kevin paused the player and grabbed his ringing phone. “Oh, dear. Yes, I understand. ...

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Senior woman watching TV

The Sound of Love

Mom couldn’t get around much after her hip operation, so I was staying with her day and night u ...

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Woman holding a mug by the window

In All Circumstances

Pretty tall order, I thought as I closed my daily devotional. I’d risen early, needing ...

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Women holding hands

A Day of Pampering

Holding tight to my mother, I carefully helped her out of the shower. I had bathed her and washed ...

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Instruments

The Music of Devotion

When I visited my aunt in her senior-living facility, I ...

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White dove flying in the sky

Circle of Life

My mother had been in the hospital for two months. I wanted to take her home, but things kept get ...

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Senior women laughing

From Faith to Glory

One Sunday morning, I watched my mother make a beeline for the pew of her friend Faith. They’d ...

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Adult man and senior man spending time together outdoors

Showering Dad

After two serious falls, my 92-year-old father-in-law could no longer stay in his own home in Min ...

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Adult woman and senior mother on an outdoor walk

Hats That Hurt

We walked from Mom’s assisted-living apartment down the hall to the dining room. I reminded her ...

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Young woman praying

Praying Through the Wait

I stared out the window of the hospital waiting room, b ...

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