Mission Statement: As a freelance writer with a life coaching certification, divine care giver, and advocate for elders, I combine the arenas of care giving and aging with personal development, divinity, and spirituality. I teach care givers how to tap into the divinity within through my writings, experience, and journaling exercises.
My About Me Page is a little different. It really is more of an “About Us” page. This blog is dedicated to my passions: spirituality, elders and their caregivers. This is a space for you to find valuable content and resources, to read about other’s experiences; to feel connected and to understand that you are not alone in this journey. Moreover, it is my hope that you “get” that it is a spiritual journey – one for which you have been chosen.
“Many are called, but few are chosen,” (NIV, Matthew 22:14) applies to those who are chosen to receive God’s invitation of grace. Once you get that you are also one of God’s chosen as it pertains to taking care of your elders (whether they are your parents or not), you will also get that God’s will is upon you.
Don’t think for a moment that you – yes, you – were not chosen specifically because of the value and measure of your heart. God knows this, because He created you as such.
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose,” (NIV, Romans 8:28).
Think about your parents for a moment. If you are a parent, you know the true meaning of the word sacrifice. Your parents probably sacrificed a lot for you; what an honor to give a little bit of that back to them. Many circumstances don’t warrant or expect you to take care of your parents full-time. This may be out of your realm of scope, knowledge or capability, especially if you are among the divorced or baby boomer generation. But, there is still an obligation of honor to make certain that they are getting all the help they deserve, whether in a nursing facility or your home. And what better way to do that than to include spirituality in aging.
“But if a widow has children or grandchildren, these should learn first of all to put their religion into practice by caring for their own family and so repaying their parents and their grandparents, for this is pleasing to God,” (NIV, 1 Timothy 5:4).
If you are like me, you already know that this is not always a smooth journey and neither is aging, but then again, no spiritual journey truly ever is.
Why not hold hands together and create aging and care giving to show up as God’s gift of grace to both ourselves and our elders.