Walking With Lambs – Preview

I will be beginning again posting my nursing home ministry content on my other website and reposting it here. If you are interested, you may want to subscribe over there, as its content is focused exclusively in that area. You also may be interested in the free eBook offer for this month called Grace For the Road – Devotions for Caregivers. The give away starts on Thursday 6/9 and runs through Sunday 6/12. Have a blessed day all.

Walking With Lambs

Let my lord, I pray thee, pass over before his servant: and I will lead on softly, according as the cattle that goeth before me and the children be able to endure, until I come unto my lord unto Seir. Genesis 33:14 KJV

When I first wrote the poem Softly With The Lambs ; little did I know how this picture of Jacob gently leading his sheep would grow in my heart. That thought of Jacob, who was still limping along from his wrestling match with God, reminded me of the many years I have limped alongside my friends at nursing homes.

Ater writing a follow up post to the poem, and a change of the title to Walking With Lambs, I realized that I needed to do much more. But first, I want to express my gratitude for the support of my wife who worked together with me…

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Free Devotional – My Mother’s Day Gift

Almost ten years ago, after several decades of volunteering in nursing homes I wrote my first book on the subject. This is a bit of a specialized area, and no commercial publishing house was interested (understandably) so with the help of coworkers, my pastor and friends we published “Would You Do It For One?” through Kindle Direct Publishing. With various tweaks over the years and a few follow up volumes I thought I had preserved to the best of my ability the many experiences and lessons I had learned. Though I often floundered through the months and years of ministry, I came to depend more and more on God, as well as learn from plenty of mistakes!

The years from 2015-19 felt like smooth sailing, and then the Covid-19 pandemic came along and turned everything on its head. Thankfully after 15 months of complete shutdown, one by one the facilities reopened, but to a brand-new world, where much has changed. Though I procrastinated and listed lots of good excuses about why I shouldn’t write anything more, God continued to stir my heart, to get off my duff and get started on a new volume! So recently I began work on a new book and I would so appreciate your prayers for God’s inspiration, organization and grace. In the meantime, just in time for Mother’s Day, I am offering for free an eBook version of my 30-day devotional written for people living in long-term care as well as those still living home, with the assistance of friends and family. 31 Days of Hope will be available for free starting on Sunday (Mother’s Day) and the promotion will run through Tuesday of next week. (Just in case you are busy honoring a mom tomorrow!) There is also a Large Print Soft Cover Available. Have a Happy Mother’s Day to all you Mothers, both biological and spiritual and a blessed weekend to all.

Devotions For Caregivers – Free this weekend

Having served in Nursing Home Ministry for most of my adult life I have written a few books as an encouragement to others. This weekend I am delighted to offer a devotional specifically for Caregivers as a free eBook Saturday through Monday. Though I have seen a lot I surely don’t have all the answers but I do hope these simple stories and scriptural gleanings may be a blessing to you.

Grace For the Road: Devotions for Caregivers https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0844R2919/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_Q390EZW6KWDD3F6VJC49