Sunday, October 26, 2014

Purpose-full Interruptions

But as for me, my prayer is to You, O LORD, at an acceptable time; O God, in the greatness of Your lovingkindness, Answer me with Your saving truth. Psalm 69:13 One of my grandkids had a major writing project and it was really stressing her out. She felt so frustrated and “stuck!” We worked […]

Interruptions Teach Us To Wait On The Lord

I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD In the land of the living. Wait for the LORD; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD. Psalm 27:13-14 One interruption after another – that is often a hallmark of a caregiver’s life, […]

Using Interruptions To Encourage and Inspire

Through God we shall do valiantly, And it is He who will tread down our adversaries. Psalm 60:12 Turning on my nightlight, I looked at my clock. Only 2:00 a.m.! I’d been laying here since 10:00 pm, unable to sleep! It was one of my rare and frustrating nights when sleep kept eluding me and […]

Writing Interruptions are Not Wasted!

Our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore , take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having […]

Interruptions – Blessings in Disguise

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” declares the LORD. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways And My thoughts than your thoughts.” Interruptions! Lately they seem to be making up ¾ of my days! Babysitting grandchildren, caring for […]

Writing Through the Pain to Comfort Others

Some 20 years ago, I sat down at my desk in a noisy newsroom and began to bang out my weekly newspaper column for a small daily in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. I covered the courts and crime beat for The Daily Mining Gazette, but I tried my very best to distance those stories from my […]

Ways To Keep Writing When Caregiving Needs Increase

“Honey, I don’t feel so well. My heart feels like it’s going a hundred miles a minute and…I feel so short of breath. Can you check my blood pressure?” the elderly mother said. “Mom, I have to take the kids to the specialist and he wants to run several tests. We’ll be gone a couple […]

Writing After a Medical Crisis Hits Your Loved One

Last month’s article, How Do You Write When a Medical Crisis Hits, discussed how to keep on writing in the midst of dealing with an elderly parent being hospitalized. Once your beloved senior has been released from the hospital though, your interrupted writing should be back on course, right? Not necessarily. Even though they are […]

How Do You Write When a Medical Crisis Hits?

“My mother? A stroke? How can this be?” These thoughts flew through the mind of my friend after her mom’s collapse and hospitalization. But they were only the beginning of the worries. “Will she recover? Can she ever go home? How can I help her?  How can I keep working?” As pragmatic as that last […]

Evernote: Helping Caregivers in their Writing

As a member of the Sandwich Generation, caring for the elderly parents in my family and babysitting grandchildren, I am constantly interrupted. As I always tell my senior mom when we are making plans, “Everything is subject to change with little or no notice.” As you can imagine, all those interruptions can make it very […]

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