Yesterday, Gloria read from Romans 8. I love this version from The Message.

"Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God's Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don't know how or what to pray, it doesn't matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves ... and keeps us present before God. That's why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good."    Romans 8:26-28  



   ~ is a time to reflect on who we are in relation to others.
   ~ To care and be cared about in return, without self serving motives.

On caring for someone with a terminal illness...

    ~ It's alright to put other things aside for now,  
      because this is a holy time.

   ~ Grief is the price we pay for love.


For the caregiver...

   ~ Looking forward to your future doesn't mean
      you're leaving your loved one behind.

   ~ What did your life look like 25 years ago?
      (before becoming a caregiver)
      What things did you think about doing?
      Would you still like to do some of those things?
      Try and picture yourself doing those things now.
      Or maybe there are different things you'd like to do.
     Allow yourself to start thinking about them.


  On Psalm 46:10

   ~ "Be still and know that I am God."
           Be still...

 Gloria Espesth, M.Div