New Book on Care Ministry

“I gained a whole new appreciation for what new beginnings meant when my wife and I chose to retire last year. Our lives had radically changed direction the year before when Nancy had survived major cancer surgery; which was followed by six chemotherapy treatments over nine months. Then as summer rolled around while she was…

Are Nursing Homes in the Bible?

When Jesus walked the earth there were no nursing homes, but in His day, the pool of Bethesda was similar to a long term care facility in some ways. Let’s just peek in to a scene from His visit there. One man was there who had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him…

Power To Make a Difference

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:8 ESV Sometimes we talk about our gifts and calling as if they provided exciting experiences that God has prepared…

Remembering Mom

Even when a nursing home is the best solution for Mom; Mother’s Day can be a time when they need an extra special dose of hope. This year one conservative estimate is that there are roughly 700,000 mothers who will have no one to stop in to see them. Why not consider using this as…

Our Future Hope

This month I made a new friend. His name is Marcos and he is a resident at a local nursing home.  His room-mate can’t remember any family coming to visit and the aide who helps bring people in to our church service asked if I would have time to stop in. People like my  friend…