But at the last minute, like I do so many things, I thought, why not.
This is appearing under the auspices of Five Minute Friday,and we have word prompts for each day in October, shown below.
October 1 - This post
October 2 - Talk To A Caregiver
October 3 - Create A Caregiver Haven
October 4 - A Caregiver's Raw Hope
October 5 - A Caregiver's Trust
October 7 - Caregiver, Don't Hold Too Tight
October 8 - Caregiver, You Will Find Freedom In Truth
October 9 - A Caregiving Plan?
October 10 - A Caregiver's Listening Heart
October 11 - Caregiving Remembrances?
October 12 - Caregiver, Write It Down!
October 13 - Caring For God
October 14 - Caregiver, Don't Try Too Hard
October 15 - The Caregiver Will Remain
October 16 - Readings For Caregivers
October 17 - Caregiver, Grow A Thick Skin
October 18 - Caregiver, Share Your Heart
October 19 - A Caregiver's Brave
October 20 - A Caregiver So Far From Home
October 21 - Caregiver, Give Hope
October 22 - Caregiver, Bring The Light
October 23 - Caregiver, Sometimes Nothing Works
October 24 - A Caregiver's Life, Revised
October 25 - Why, Caregiver? Just Because
October 26 - Caregiver, Let Change Come
October 27 - Caregiver To The Stars
October 28 - Caregiver, Stay Connected With God
October 29 - Caregiver, Follow A Routine
October 30 - Caregiver, Refine Your Life
October 31 - Caregiver, You Still Have The Rest Of Your Life
So...Worship For Caregivers.
Caregivers gotta worship. They really, really need to attend church, and as much as possible be involved in the church community.
- Caregiving's too much for any mortal; God's got bigger shoulders. Let Him take the load when you can't
- It's all too easy to get wrapped up in the despairing now of caregiving. Worship offers perspective, and hope.
- A spiritual community offers resources in depth (usually, if it's a good one) that can give you everything from moral support to offers of competent and sincere respite care. Someone dropping by with a meal after a really bad day can be such a boost!
And my five minutes are up.
What would you add?
Our musical theme is from Montell Jordan, with Shake Heaven. Enjoy!