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Sunday, December 17, 2017

Your Dying Spouse 427 - Caregiver, There Is Still Joy {#adventphoto2017}

It's so easy to get lost in the pain...the pain of Mary's childbirth, and her knowing of what was to come, and the pain of the terminally ill.

But know that there is joy, that even against the darkest of night, a single star will shine all the more brightly.

Here's the Mormon Tabernacle Choir with We Three Kings.

Today's keyword for Advent-Photo-A-Day is joy.

Previous posts in this series are

December 4 - A Caregiving Home
December 6 - A Caregiver's Vision
December 8 - A Caregiver's Renewal
December 12 - A Table In The Presence
December 14 - Into The Mystery

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I'm really not doing well at all.

Thanks to Carol Ashby, Blessed Are The Pure Of Heart is back on Kindle, and will be available in paperback in a few days!

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I have another blog, "Starting The Day With Grace". The focus is a grace quote from someone you might not expect (like, say Mick Jagger) and a short commentary. I hope you'll join me.

Marley update... been moved to a sanctuary, and Bay County will revise their 'dangerous dog' codes.


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  1. Choral music is one of my favorites! Thanks, Andrew, for making the effort to share this Christmas joy!

  2. Dear Andrew, I pray that you will find some joy today amidst your pain. May God's presence surround you and bring you comfort. Love to you and Barb!

  3. Dear Andrew, I couldn't help but draw a parallel between you and the kings as I listened, forging ahead in your devotion to bring your gifts to the King. Prayers and blessings today!