For information about:

  • ordering The Heart of the Caregiver small group study,
  • starting a small group in your community or
  • workshops/retreats/speaking engagements

contact the.caregiver@comcast.net.


I have been a caregiver for more than 20 years. It has been an amazing journey, yet in the beginning, I thought God had done something terrible to me, to our family.  With that kind of thinking everything looked hopeless, but I have discovered that the very thing I thought to be the end of me was actually an invitation to a new beginning.  The Heart of the Caregiver is your invitation to a new beginning - to see yourself, your situation and the person you are caring for in a whole new way - through the light of God's amazing love.

Over the years leading retreats, Bible studies, workshops and seminars, I have heard from family caregivers of all kinds - parents caring for children, children caring for parents, spouses caring for spouses, etc.  We are all in desperate need of a steady source of encouragement and support to do what we do each day with a positive and hopeful attitude. The Heart of the Caregiver is a small group Bible study that is transforming lives and the way we care for the disabled, chronically ill and those struggling with aging issues.  To learn more about the study or to order - contact the.caregiver@comcast.net.

Encouragement

  • Responsible


    From the time I was a child, I was taught that I needed to be responsible - responsible for my messes, responsible for my actions, responsible for my work, etc.  Over time, the term "responsible" made me think that I had the power to ensure an outcome. The stress of that nearly killed me. After weight gain, hair loss, blood pressure medicine, yoga and deep breathing classes. it finally dawned on me that I don't truly have the power to guarantee a specific outcome for anything or anyone. Only God  has that kind of power. I was worrying about being responsible for things I had no power to control - like the future.

    Over time, I have realized that my real responsibility is to act in the present moment on what I have the power to respond to and leave the responsibility of the results up to God.

    He has proven faithful, true and trustworthy and I am learning to live in peace.

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