November 6, 2019

Palliative care is not hospice care: it does not replace the patient’s primary treatment; palliative care works together with the primary treatment being received. It focuses on the pain, symptoms and stress of serious illness most often as an adjunct to curative care...

October 7, 2019

Advance care planning is not just about old age. At any age, a medical crisis could leave you too ill to make your own healthcare decisions. Even if you are not sick now, planning for health care in the future is an important step toward making sure you get the medical...

August 14, 2019

August 18 is Children’s Health Day

 

 

https://www.iabhp.com/national-wellness-observance-calendar/childrens-health-day/

Monitoring What Your Child Eats

In general, it is the parents' job to monitor what their child eats, while the child is in the best position to decide ho...

July 8, 2019

I recently had my first experience going through the call process and transitioning from the ministry that I had loved and served for 11 years to a new call.  Anyone who has gone through this process, especially with kids, knows that this is at the same time both excit...

June 24, 2019

“What is your job at church?” 

I remember the first person who asked me that.  She was a stranger, someone I never saw before or again.  She rushed up to me in the fellowship hall after some church event to say hello because she knew who I was.  I was the pastor’s wife....

May 20, 2019

Of all the types of internships that have ever been created, I would put student teaching up there with the most difficult and frustrating. Many who will read this will agree, having experienced it themselves or through a loved one. So why in the world would I, at 22 y...

March 12, 2019

Caregiving takes many forms. Many of us help older, sick, or disabled family members and friends every day. We know we are helping, but we don't think of ourselves as caregivers. We are glad to do this and feel rewarded by it, but if the demands are heavy, over time we...

January 1, 2018

“Mothers Who Can’t Love” As a girl, she became a child “parent” to her mother who could never do anything. The girl had to make her own lunches, run the bath for her mother at night, and tuck her into bed. Her mother could not live without the help of her daughter. A s...

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