Have you ever faced circumstances that caused you to really search out the scriptures for answers? That’s what happened to me as I prayed for and grieved with a friend who had lost her husband. As a new widow, she wondered how she would make it on her own. As we prayed, I remembered the days my own mother lived as a widow and the years I spent learning to trust God for provision.
Have you ever felt like you were stuck? Going around and around the same lesson time after time? It’s often because of our own hesitant obedience or lack of trust. In Proverbs 3:5-6, God tells us to trust Him. How do we effectively trust God with all of our heart?
It happens every year. About a week before the calendar rolls over and ushers in a new year, I start seeing posts about New Year Resolutions, and offers for courses and strategies to “Make this the best year ever” for weight loss, organization, dreaming bigger, exercising more and weighing less. You get the idea. Instead of setting New Year’s Resolutions that require that I do more or be more, I’ve decided I’ll aim for less so I can make room for God. Let me explain.
In my private practice, I evaluate and treat patients with a variety of conditions ranging from ADHD to depression to dementia, and I find that there are so many un-asked questions, primarily because until you’ve been through a situation, you don’t know what to ask. So I usually try to anticipate some of those questions ahead of time and answer them.
Dementia is a cruel disease that doesn’t just impact the one diagnosed—it impacts the whole family. When a loved one is diagnosed with dementia, caregivers are often filled with fear, concern, and dread. In today’s post, I’m continuing an interview with a caregiver whose wife was diagnosed with dementia, about the importance of respite care for both the dementia patient as well as the caregiver because support prevents burnout.
A reader on Ask DrB asks for recommendations on establishing goals for the new year.