Devotions for Loved Ones

Edward and Gracie

Life Lessons from Gracie the Dog

See life through the eyes of love in this uplifting devotion from Daily Guideposts.

Young woman looing upward towards the sky

On a Wing and a Prayer

Mom’s hospital caseworker didn’t mince words. “Your m ...

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Bird on a wire

Staying Focused

As Mom and I were strolling along the pedestrian mall, I noticed that the jewelry store across th ...

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Adult woman and senior mother

Bills!

It’s so easy to fall into the deep trap of self-pity ...

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Rocky cliff overlooking a river

Accepting the Journey

The note from my husband, John, stopped me cold. He’d written in my birthday card, “Many than ...

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Senior woman enjoying the outdoors

What About Joe?

“Have you heard from Joe lately?” Mom asked. I felt my heart quicken. The only Joe ...

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Adult daughter and senior mother outdoors

The Purim Switcheroo

As with every year, Mom and Dad accompanied us to our synagogue Purim feast. I didn’t stop to t ...

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Mother holding her daughter

Mothering

When I was 10 years old, my mom became crippled with rheuma ...

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Family saying grace

Not My Illness, but Ours

“Mom, I’m finding your hair everywhere!” my teenage daughter, Serenity, told me, as if I wa ...

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The Hands That Will Change the World

The Hands That Will Change the World

The most amazing hands of all time were Jesus’ hands.

Adult daughter and senior father

A Way In

Now that Mom was in an Alzheimer’s care facility, I needed to figure out ways to begin caring f ...

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Woman praying in church

Look for the Little Things

“Look for the little things,” a friend told me. “And ...

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Neighbor dropping off food for senior man

The Caregiver Next Door

My father grew up on a farm in Sinks Grove, West Virginia, and adored country-style food. Mom mad ...

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Young girl running towards her grandfather with open arms

Folding Hands

With his emphysema progressing, my dad was tethered to an oxygen line hooked up to a tank in the ...

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Concerned man looking out the window

Oh, No, I Can’t Stand It

My younger brother’s growing dementia was a shock whe ...

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Content woman outdoors

Good Samaritan

My sister, Barb, is a natural-born caregiver. She staye ...

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