Green hair and tattoos
The body is the container, not the person.
Preparation for retirement is important to begin now!
Children say the most wonderful things!
Did you hear the one about?...............
Listen to children and learn from their perspecitive.
A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
Take a break and read though some of the following anecdotes. You'll feel better and your smile will bring joy to others.
YOU can read to a child and enhance his life and perhaps encourage him to enjoy reading good books when he is older.
When will I need to move in with my children? What if they don't have room? These questions and others are up for discussion and planning.
Staying young is not lotions and potions. An attitude of gratitude is all it takes.
Planning a cruise or other vacation? Here's a checklist to help you go smoothly.
High blood pressure? Lonely? There are plenty of four-legged friends who can help.
Gifts that touch the heart are not always physcial items. What gifts can you offer to others to enrich their lives?
The thought of retirement can bring many circumstances to light. To sort through these issues see if any of these thougths challenge or enlighten you.
Travel is fun, but can be stressful for the host when they are not sure of your plans.
As we get older, our driving reflexes may change. If this happens, we must adjust our driving habits to accommodate these changes. Maybe your parents fit this category. The following suggestions may be helpful:
Everyone should have a personal directory so that a spouse or children can access your records in an emergency.
When emergencies arise or when a spouse is suddenly taken, the remaining person often has dozens of unanswered questions. For this reason, the Information Directory is a valuable asset for everyone.
Here's a step by step guide to making sure the next generation knows their family history.
Need ideas for setting aside time to talk with God? Here are some thoughts that might help you communicate better.
The Stuck in the Middle Generation is one of life's most stressful, most difficult and challenging seasons of life. Our churches are filled with people experiencing this season, between aging parents needing care and providing care for their own children.
From the wisdom of Solomon we read: "To everything there is a season" (Ecc. 3:1)
Around the country groups are having "Hymn Sings". These can take place on a large or small scale. If you miss singing the old hymns, do something about it and sing out wherever you are.
Let's start a tradition of our own.
Let's do a cost comparison.
Keeping in mind the safety of yourself and your loved ones, here is a checklist to determine if it's time to hang up the car keys and find other methods of transportation.
Sometimes a lifestyle change can benefit you and others.
This option may provide an alternative to placing a parent in a full-care facility.
Is it time to let someone else do the driving? Many communities have several alternatives.
Fragmented families bring a greater importance to grandparents.
Need some new ideas for celebrating the hoidays? Us the following suggestions or perhaps these will spur some new ideas of your own.
Is memory a thing of the past? There are many helps you can use to keep your memory sharp.
Need some gift ideas for family and friends who are far away?
Planning ahead can make garden care easier. Beautiful landscapes can still be maintained with less physical labor.
Spring has sprung! Are you ready?
The problem is not that one gets older. The problem is that some have marked certain birthdays as significant transitional ones that signal weary travelers they are facing the slippery slopes of declining ability and usefulness.
Where does the fear of loneliness come from?
It's the real deal and it's something we must face in our own lives and those of our loved ones.
Forgiveness is not only something we need to receive; it is also imperative that we offer forgivenss to everyone in our lives.
Whether choosing a new living facility for your parents or yourself, it always helps to plan ahead. Here's a checklist of items to observe as you visit a possible new home.
Can you hear me now? What's appropiate in cell phone use?
Life's concerns can increase with age, but fear and anxiety are toxic emotions. Key steps to continued peace are in this article.
Friends, family and fellowship are all great reasons to celebrate the holidays.
Age does not dictate setting goals. Always strive for excellence and pursue His plans for your life.
Retire or Refire?
What's your gift from the Lord?
'Today' contributor Alan Kopit has advice for children faced with placing their elderly mother or father in a nursing home
Plan ahead and make your house injury-proof to compensate for changing needs.
You've lost your spouse. You're lonely. What should you know before looking for love and companionship another time?
I thought you'd like this!
Making visits with ease and joy.
If you need a friend, be a friend.
Where can I live now?
Who cares about the care giver?
Making memories with your grandchildren can be fun!
If your church is located near an elementary school, consider opening a “Grandma’s House.”
We often think of change as a hooded bandit...
'Tis the season to be jolly... and safe. People tend to let their guard down when they are caught up in the holiday spirit. Thieves find the Christmas season to be a prosperous time of year. Whether traveling, shopping, or leaving wrapped presents under the tree, you should work to prevent becoming a victim of crime.