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An Ageing Society

We are an ageing society. As the general population ages, so do the members of our churches. The foundational members of our churches are experiencing

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Egg on Our Faces

One of the biggest things we relinquish when we have recognised that we will be caregiving someone for the long haul is control. It is

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Becoming Real

When the caregiving task is felt and known to belong to us, we take on the responsibility of it. It happens almost despite us. At

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The Purpose of Life

Ponder In the second half of life, we begin to understand that we are part of something bigger than ourselves. We glimpse the great mystery

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Who Am I?

Ponder In the second half of life, we begin to understand that we are part of something bigger than ourselves. We glimpse the great mystery

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The Inner Yes

The daily gift of being remembered into God’s keeping and growing the humility of letting in, little by little, how much we are cherished and revered can change the course of our caregiving from one of dread and obligation to one of courage and acceptance.

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The Second Half of Life

Some people dread getting older. Others insist that with age comes wisdom, a deep appreciation of life, and a new kind of freedom. When we embrace the second half of life, we can scoff at stereotypes depicting older people as forgetful, feeble, and bad-tempered. We can cling to the adage that aging is simply mind over matter: if we don’t mind, it doesn’t matter!

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The Gaze of Love

In the tension, the slop, and the clean-up, the hurry and waiting, fearing and unknowing that fill a
caregiving day, how can we possibly grasp that we are revered and precious? Who me?

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