Adult daughter and senior father

Cast Your Worries Aside

This time, Dad had gone to the hospital for inexplicab ...

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Young and senior women smiling

Picture This

Cutting pictures from magazines seemed like a ridiculous thing for a middle-aged woman to do. I w ...

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Autumn pumpkins

Still Learning

Late every autumn my wife, Candy, can’t bear to discard the ...

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Tree under a starry sky

Don’t Fret What’s Not There

“I know they’re not really there,” my mom said, scratching the edge of the hospital bed. ...

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Young woman holding on to a bible

God-given Strength

Standing on a street corner in downtown Pittsburgh, I made a desperate call to my mom. “I don ...

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Woman walking outdoors

Keep Moving

I turned our downstairs into a track. No, I didn’t put down polyurethane or paint lines on the ...

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Mother and daughter looking out a window

Two Equals One

“I don’t have to go,” Mom protested as my sister, a nurse, escorted her to the bathroom, ex ...

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Two female friends

God’s Abiding Presence

“Hey, you around?” I texted my friend Jennifer, who was also my manager at the store ...

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Woman holding her hands over her heart

Putting Things in Perspective

“I’m ready,” my mother called from her room. “Fold your blanket. I’ll be ther ...

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Kristen Kemp and her mother, Carolyn; photo courtesy Kristen Kemp

Her Mother With Alzheimer’s Sang ‘Silent Night’

Dementia had taken away so much from her mother and her family. But at the Christmas Eve service, she realized their faith would see them through.

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A pair of hands doing a puzzle

Am I Wasting My Time?

While I was fixing supper, my wife, Candy, was in her recliner working on ...

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Edward Grinnan and Gracie

How Do You Plan to Connect With Others Over the Holidays?

Social interactions are crucial to our health and happiness, especially during this season.

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Senior woman praying at home

Stop the Stigma

The theater lights came up and my husband smiled as the credits rolled. Even though he had been ...

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A spread of food

Good Food and Good Love

Old Sarge, as my dad was called, never complained about the physical indignities he suffered as P ...

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