During my Caribbean childhood, the plant with spotty white leaves was known as “old man’s beard.” Now I discover that "snowbush" is the preferred name, but can anything snow survive the Caribbean sun?
How do we maintain our joy in the midst of life’s pressures? The answer is more than a list of dos and don’ts. It depends primarily on who we are.
No matter how busy we’ve been during the passing year, December brings with it the desire for time out and celebration. These 31 quotes—one for each day of the month—remind us to cherish the joy and happy memories we've accumulated throughout the year.
I am not sure whether Phil hated me or his mischievous mind simply made me the object of his prank. But, thanks to that prank, my childhood escaped the den of the lion who carried himself like a lamb.
These 30 quotes about November—one for each day of the month—may inspire you to reflect fondly on past events and anticipate upcoming Thanksgiving celebrations, family gatherings, cool weather, and changing leaves.
"Love" and "hate" in each Bible quote emphasize the contrasts, which illustrate the different meanings of the words. The final section encourages self-assessment for love and hatred in our actions.
The beautiful colors and cooler temperatures in nature inspire gladness during the month of October. These quotes will help you discover all that there is to love in this cool, refreshing month.
The Apostle Paul gave instructions for teaching the old congregants. The following brief profiles, with relevant applications for the old man and woman, are based on what he asked Titus to teach them.
Some of these quotes are tributes from children who benefited from their father's presence; all are proofs that the attention of a loving, caring father can be a major contribution to a child’s wellbeing.
Gardening was never on my list of hobbies. Yard space did not appeal to me. So how did I become interested to the point of recognizing that it has benefits, and even recommending it for other seniors?
These 30 Black-and-White quotes throw no blame, nor do they promote any race above another. They show the beauty and power of racial harmony and can help inspire our efforts to improve concern for each other.
Cooler air and colorful leaves encourage us to welcome September, the herald of autumn. Within these 30 quotes (one for each day of the month) are many reminders of the reasons that we maintain our zest for life as summer becomes autumn.
Friends and enemies are a natural part of our adult lives. While many of us might initially assume that it would be great for us to have friends only, enemies also contribute to the quality of our lives. There is room for both.
My father died before I was old enough to remember him, but in that moment, my heart embraced him with all the strength it had. I had benefited from his legacy of kindness. He was real and unforgettable!
These 31 quotes include gentle reminders about some of summer's favorite ingredients (like sunshine, flowers, fruits, and more) that add to our joy as we celebrate the season. August sure has some impressive qualities!
These Bible fathers present parenting habits that are worthy of imitation. Other fathers will be inspired to adopt them in their efforts to become the proactive parents their children need.
As summer heats up, we strip the jackets and matching shoes in favor of sleeveless wear and sandals. It's time for beach parties, barbecues, and nature hikes. Let's celebrate July in all of its mid-summer splendor! This article includes 31 quotes—one for each day of the month—about July.
On my birthday in April 2020, during the national lockdown and the inconveniences that came with it, I experienced an incomparable, heartfelt show of friendship. No hugs, no kisses, just genuine love!
The book of Ecclesiastes mentions six habits which are similar to chasing the wind. As we read them, let's take inventory of our attitudes and habits and try to avoid those which are meaningless.
In June, we see summer weather. All is set for fun times and June brings the sunshine and warmth to accommodate the events. These 30 quotes highlight the sunshine and flowers that make June the beautiful month that it is.
Do we long for our heavenly home? Why then do we frighten each other with so many WhatsApp texts highlighting distress and disasters? Why not send messages confirming our joy and inviting others to get ready?
COVID-19 reminds us of the wind in Peter's story. Trying to escape the threat of death on the sea of Galilee, he encountered heavy waves which made him panic, but the real danger was in the wind.
These 31 quotes highlight the spirit of merriment that comes alive during the month of May. Whether you're celebrating the sunshine, the birds and flowers, the sprouting crops, or the arrival of fishing and hiking season, the mood is joyful
These 25 quotes give general insight into the Caribbean Islanders' pride of identity and zest for life, and the impact made on visitors by the region's natural beauty. Also learn some national dishes.
April awakens and blows a cool but not chilling breeze over the earth. People, plants, and animals join in on the springtime reawakening. What better way for sassy April to begin than with the zest and humor of All Fools' Day? Enjoy these 30 quotes about the month of April.
What if we accept our children as our most precious gifts from God? Would we chase away the bad one saying that he is more than we can handle? Would we credit our genes for the success of the smart one?
Can we respond with a bold “Yes” that we are wholly committed Christians, no matter the consequence? It would be foolish to say that we are, if we’re not. And if we’re not, are we willing to be?
Many women who commit to the responsibility of motherhood become praying mothers. These are quotes in which children and other observers reflect on positive memories of a mother’s prayerful devotion.
God’s instructions are not just for our heads to increase our knowledge, to boost our posture of enlightenment, to give us more theories to discuss. God’s light is a practical guide for our walk.
The Bible counsels us to pay back wrongdoers in several ways other than retaliation. Then they become attracted to the good which God empowers us to exhibit toward them. Often,that good conquers them.
When it comes to the month of March, expectations differ. One author expects to be bored. Another expects the trees to bloom, the birds to sing, and the earth to wake up and put on its beautiful face. What do you expect from March?
In Psalm 27, David begs his soul to wait patiently on the Lord, and to be brave about it. What does bravery have to do with waiting?
No situation takes Him by surprise. No territory is unfamiliar to Him. No hostile attack can overpower Him. Can you think of anyone, instead of the Omnipotent God, whom you prefer to hold your hand?
It's always a fast ride through the short month of February. Enjoy the following quotes about some of the features that make February special in one way or another.
Blessings which passed by us unnoticed will increase our appreciation for God’s goodness, when we recognize them in retrospect. Let us look back and count them and realize what a blessed year we had.
Those who accept Christ’s miraculous birth, exemplary life and sacrificial death experience humanly impossible changes made possible by His grace.Nothing is impossible.This is comprehensive assurance.
In the genealogy of Jesus, five women are listed, suggesting their significance in a system which considered them insignificant; four of them add serious disgrace to the theme of God’s marvelous grace. One's different.
Here are 31 quotes about January—one for each day in the month. These quotes showcase some of the features that make the first month of the year unique. Some may cause you to pause and reflect, while others might make you laugh. Enjoy!
Genuine praise seeks expression. Singing, shouting or dancing can happen whenever and wherever we take time to count our blessings. Let's worry less, praise more and include the dance.
The following quotes bring to mind warm sentiments―spiritual, emotional, inspirational, and familial―that can help warm our hearts during the cold of winter.
We usually plan our thanksgiving for the end of the journey. Meanwhile, we neglect to say thanks for the little steps leading up to the outcome. Why not say thanks for every little piece of progress?
The responsibility for change belongs both to the helpless who can figure out their real needs and voice them; and to helpers, who with their God-given insight, can distinguish real needs from wants.
It is not a good choice if it is motivated by fear, pet peeves, hidden agendas or the intention to hurt someone. So what makes it a good choice? Does God make any offer to help us with our choices?
Rajesh Goyal said "Wipe away all the leftover parts of the past that are unwanted and may restrict you from moving into the next year with confidence." Read on for more insightful quotes to help you start next year on the right foot.
The testimony is personal.It doesn’t begin with “Some people” or "We have to.” It is a simple declaration of faith (evidence) which encourages both the speaker and the listener to thrive.What's yours?
One quick search will not yield all we need or all we can get to improve our lives. It takes time. Is the intensity of our desire to find reflected in the intensity of our search?
God's discipline demonstrates His love, His concern and His mercy. It's His way of telling us that He can reach us wherever we are to teach us what we need to learn. It's His offer of a second chance.
When circumstances throw us down and we can't keep up, God can help us catch up. With just a minimal ray of hope, we can cry out for help. He is able to restore our souls and remedy our situations.
"However many blessings we expect from God, His infinite liberality will always exceed all our wishes and our thoughts." (John Calvin) This can be your personal experience.
Rainbows hang from the sky like a drop-down from God’s universal menu to remind us of His love, His control and His protection. When the rainbow is behind us, it will be worth the turning around.
I am a single woman, but I have never been a single parent. When both parents understand and perform co-parenting roles, the children can learn family love and commitment despite physical separation.
Here are some suggestions for showing honor to the older church members, while helping them to endure and enjoy the worship service. The seniors will appreciate any efforts put forth in their interest.
It's easy to lose sight of Christmas' religious significance. It might help to focus on a quote each day from the beginning of December to the holiday itself. Here are 25 quotes to feed our attentiveness to the true meaning of Christmas.
Are females totally responsible for creating or destroying the standard of decency by the clothes they wear? Do the males have any influence on morality in fashion? Read and participate in the poll.
Striking my foot against the crack in the sidewalk I plunged forward, landing face down.While recuperating from the fall, it helped to engage in positive thinking, none better than counting blessings.
When a young couple preparing for marriage intentionally chooses to hang out with an older couple, they can partake in fun activities and their lives will be enriched far into their future.
People boast about affiliations, crimes, good deeds, possibilities, self-indulgences, wisdom, power and wealth. These are the areas in which the following six Bible verses counsel us not to boast.
Here are fifteen quotes from Paul’s letters to the Ephesians, the Philippians, the Colossians and Philemon which can bring encouragement to those who are still imprisoned literally or otherwise.
The Golden Rule requires us to respect another woman’s marital space in the same way we should want her to respect ours. Men share the responsibility to ensure that these boundaries are respected.
Here are fifteen Bible quotes which propose physical and emotional healing with other than pharmaceutical agents. They are recommended as aids to our good health whether we give or receive them.
Our silent habits (good or bad) prove to be more effective teachers than our instructions. Let's silently inspire happy, healthy living in these five areas by installing wholesome habits in our home.
Times have changed. Today's average woman in her seventieth year is still becoming old, although her grandmother at that same age was already very old. We look briefly at some issues in her new world.
Of all the fashion items on display that day I will be the center of attention. Since everyone thinks so highly of me, I will relate my story with the hope that readers will appreciate their worth.
My friend sent me a text: "I restarted the writing of my book. I need you to sit on my back." Rather than fail him, I compiled 52 quotes from which I can select to send him weekly, to help him focus.
Despite the amount spent for Mother's Day gifts, the world recognizes that the influence of mothers is beyond price. Consider the power of their influence in these four areas which are basic to motherhood.
Despite physical decline which signals aging, some older people maintain their inner strengths. The following 40 quotes are subdivided into four areas in which happy older people remain strong.
Near the top of the hill, we make a preliminary gratitude list, beginning with: The View from the Mountaintop, The Mountain Guides, The Scars, Strength: Outer and Inner, and The Supernatural.
Revisiting past decades boosts our sense of appreciation. The brief reflections will encourage us, as well as those who have passed seventy, to embrace the privilege of future birthdays with joy.
These Bible quotes have the potential to pull the victim’s thoughts away from self-pity toward self-empowerment. They petition divine protection, promise divine favor and counsel against retaliation.
Read these opinions of scientists and conclusions of scientific data that confirm brain changes as a result of prayer. Prayer produces changes in thoughts and emotions and improves overall well-being.
The Best Man rises to give his wedding toast, and addressing his friend the Groom, he smiles as he warns: “Drink water from your own cistern and running water from your own well.” What does that mean?
These quotes aim to motivate young people in areas where their work performance seems substandard: self-development, drive and professionalism and commitment. Use the quotes to grab their attention.
Here are forty quotes which redirect our energy from yesterday which is already spent, from tomorrow which tries to borrow prematurely, to this day in which we may make our most important decisions.
Whether swimming, floating or just splashing, the sea has the nurturing feel of a mother’s lap or bosom, making it my second favorite Caribbean thing difficult to let go. The hills are in first place.
Although written in a culture which mostly prioritized males, the Bible ultimately affirms the significance of both genders. The quotes suggest that male and female are expected to work side by side.
The main issue in most Christian families is the neglect of Bible principles. This article encourages Christians to alleviate problems and improve happiness in four basic areas, including awareness.
It is worth hearing what Solomon, husband to many, has to say about women. His objective is to share insight and wisdom to young men, but women also benefit when they read what men say about them.
Among three generations of women, she was the first to become a young bride, establish a family complete with husband and wife, and bear her children within her marriage. She was a desirable role model.
As often as possible, let’s get closer for quality time with God so we can mature into the vessels He designed us to be for His purpose. The benefit is a win-win improvement for us and for His kingdom.
These quotes present Scriptural affirmation that God is jealous; reasons for His jealousy; differences between God’s and human jealousy; husband-wife analogies which confirm His right to be jealous.
In Bible times, welcoming the stranger was a cultural expectation, and so was hospitality among friends. These 20 quotes aim to share a glimpse of the heartfelt hospitality demonstrated in the Bible.
These ten metaphors are extracted from Leaves of Gold (1938 edition) which contains “maxims, phrases, anecdotes, passages, proverbs and essays from the best minds among men,”as stated in the foreword.
Countless men consider fathering a part of their daily duty. Some share counsel, time, money, skills, and even their names with children who are not biologically theirs. These messages are for them.
My cousins and I grew up with single mothers. These five assets helped us survive the odds predicted for fatherless children. They offer hope, not despair, to single mothers and fatherless children.
The quotes are subdivided as Paul might have focused:(1) graduation celebration (2) counsel on entering the workforce (3) counsel for those called to church ministry (4) exhortation to pursue purpose.
The song presents various features that made it popular in the 50s and 60s and still make it appealing to contemporary families: parent-child connection, a child’s wish, and an atmosphere of mystery.
In the stories cited here, the children became illustrations in Jesus' lessons on five major Kingdom characteristics (mentioned in no particular order): humility, giving, prayer, inclusion and trust.
The Bible records common sense quotes promoting justice as the way to deal with individuals living in less than ideal circumstances. Here, we focus on the immigrant, the poor and the accused.
The trick is to match the meter of the new lyrics with the meter of a song we already know. Lyrics with similar meters can be sung to the same tune. This works for songs within any genre as well as songs from different genres. Learn how to discover the song meter.
A study conducted by Reunion Research and Statistics reveals that family reunions are alive and well. These quotes will come in handy during reunions as expressions of gratitude to God for the blessings of those we call family.
Discretion, not the law, dictates the issue of not blocking (or blocking) someone’s gate, depending on whether the would-be offender practises (or lacks) consideration, cooperation and good conscience.
Disrupters is “not about what companies and institutions can and should do to promote gender equity,” per Dr. Patti Fletcher. “It’s a business book on finding success by doing things your own way.
These quotes are divided into four categories: birds, animals, plants, and flowers. In some quotes, two or more topics overlap, and this serves to reminds us of the collective quality of all natural phenomena.
There are exceptional women everywhere whose names remain unfamiliar, even unknown. The following four Bible mothers are among them but each displays unique significant strengths of character.
Morse proposes that God designed old age deliberately. Even though ageing comes toward the end of life, God intends for us to continue the process of developing, maturing and contributing our talents.
Generally, when people share our opinions, we credit them with good thinking. When they disagree, we blame someone or something for leading their thinking astray. We can do better. These quotes help.
The practice of blessing or dedicating babies continues based on the welcome that Jesus extended to infants, and on the parents awareness that they need divine wisdom and guidance in proper parenting.
These titles describe the spiritual status of the Christian woman, based on her relationship with God. Referring to herself by her title of choice will influence her attitudes and actions.
Betty Robinson was the first woman from the United States, or anywhere, to win an Olympic track and field gold medal (1928). 'Fire on the Track' is the main title of the book that tells her story.
Although prayer suggests two-way communication with God, pray-ers usually concentrate on what to say without giving any thought to listening. This story illustrates the benefit of a listening prayer.
Birthdays are reminders to celebrate the gift of life, to reflect on the progress of the journey, to share gratitude and joy. Here are 25 quotes appropriate for the celebration.
Some people see maturity, dignity, and elegance when they look at their gray hair. They submit to their inner urge to celebrate themselves. Individuals who cover up may be selling themselves short.
Here are five possible outcomes to share with those who are determined to have secret relationships. Hopefully, the outcome for them will be the one that is mentioned last.
These 25 Bible quotes from the New Living Translation aim to raise our perspective to the prospect of aging with with appreciation for the life we have and with the honor we deserve.
This book lives up to the author's purpose “to help women embrace the grace of God with joy and abandon.” She concentrates on helping readers gain and apply wisdom on the various issues of life.
In the midst of our physical and emotional damages from Hurricane Irma, residents on the islands of St. Kitts and Nevis in the Caribbean are grateful. Still, we find it difficult to jump and shout.
These lines from the Bible's New Living Translation express sentiments you can share with a friend, colleague, or loved one who is relocating permanently or leaving temporarily for work or study. Find your favorite and incorporate it into your farewell message alongside your best wishes.
During our Thanksgiving season this year, let’s not take our second chances for granted. Some of my friends who are grandmothers share with us the seconds for which they are grateful. Be inspired!
Peace is not the absence of danger but the state of being calm in the midst of it. These quotes from the New Living Translation of the Bible help us adopt this healthy practice of peace in our lives.
The sense of community in my childhood church gave “minding your sister’s business” a positive meaning. In this close family setting, my church impacted my life with some essential family values.
The positive attitude and emotional awareness of the Japanese seem even more conducive to their health and longevity than their healthy diets, life outdoors and green tea.
These people and things do not make the Thanksgiving list as readily as parents, friends, food, and clothing; but they deserve gratitude just as much for the many ways in which they enhance our lives.
Grandparents have many opportunities to capture memorable moments if we will pay attention and take time to savor—with all our senses— the joy of interaction with our grandchildren.
Storing these words and quotes in your memory will guarantee that they resurface in your thoughts and speech right when you need them. Consider using them for personal as well as group benefits.
Even if the daughter-in-law enters the relationship with defiance, a wise mother-in-law can bring love into a friendly, supportive relationship in which love becomes mutual—because both need it.
ADHD is not a behavior problem, but a neurological condition caused by deficiencies and excesses which result in a brain imbalance. Greenblatt's Plan adds to deficiencies and subtracts from excesses.
The pain of grief often resurfaces on anniversaries of loss. The following Bible quotes are intended to bring comfort, strength, hope and peace; also to conjure up precious memories for the bereaved.
The Bible lends many pertinent statements to the debate on who are wise and who are foolish. Here are fifty quotes from the New Living Translation which may make us wiser on the matter.
What better time than an anniversary to reflect on a performance that has become a habit? Six years is a long time to pursue a passion that affects every other area of life. I question myself.
Here, "single" describes a woman who is not only unmarried. She does not have a sexual partner. What she has is a desire to live a life of integrity and a parent who supports her moral lifestyle.
Foth portrays a world in which people have friends but not conversation; share information but not themselves; compete for attention with phone calls and texts. Time for real human relationships.
Stop, think and find meaning in a few animal quotes which can trigger new awareness in those who consider them seriously. They may initiate attitude and behavior adjustment, also animal appreciation.
On days when the sense of happiness needs a boost, reading this page will remind me or anyone else of the pleasurable feelings that can result from visiting old friends. Feelings of worth and more!
Who knows how far-reaching, over time, a genuine message of love and hope will be? Send a personalized Mother's Day card to a teenage mother this year.
In Democracy in Black, the author proposes that for many reasons, the value gap in America and racial habits which sustain it got worse under Obama's watch. He makes recommendations for the future.
These quotes are all spoken by God in the first person. They are not descriptions or explanations, but personal expressions of love which the reader can safely paraphrase into "I love you."
Here are thirty quotes that will help establish and foster healthy attitudes toward your home and family, which in the words of Rabbi Simon Jacobson, are "the center of your life."
See how easily negative emotions grow in childish minds not disciplined to explore feelings. If we understand our internal issues, we can find options besides hate to deal with external situations.
Can women in the twenty-first century benefit from the instructions of a Bible, written in ancient times and credited by some with prejudice and humiliation toward women? Wendy Alsup gives answers.
Here are six suggestions to help both the youthful and the mature stay strong in the midst of hostile pressure from folks who no longer care about the premise for moral values.
Michelle DeRusha reports the marriage of Martin and Katharina Luther, two who previously vowed celibacy; the opposition they faced; the efforts to sabotage their credibility; their undying romance.
Suspicious, insecure wives feel better without single women around them. Single-again women who pine for the companionship they lost are the worst kind; but all of them are not callous and conniving.
Could there be more to learn about kindness than we already know? Shaunti Feldhahn removes the "kindness blindness" and reveals insightful perspectives in The Kindness Challenge.
Not everyone age seventy and beyond is senile and miserable. Some remain happy and positive. They make people laugh, offer encouragement, and prove themselves likeable. They share these common traits.
This article presumes that the research will produce knowledge of at least three generations past. How can this affect the wellbeing of older people? Probably in more ways than expected.
Kris Vallotton's "Destined to Win" solves the mystery for those who see what their success looks like, but cannot figure out how to reach it. The author delivers effectively how to fulfill potentials.
Caring young people can learn from these five suggestions. Capable people in the 65+ age group can also use these suggestions with other people in this same age group to promote happiness for all.
There are many insights to be gained from the facts referred to in these nighttime quotes from the Bible. Be informed, surprised and inspired. Adopt one or two Bible verses for personal reflection.
When a door closes, is there any way to see the positive? Here are six viewpoints that may allow you to find the positive in the face of adverse circumstances.
Just when we think that we grasped the meaning of principles like love and peace, some wise orator or writer produces a statement with a different shade of meaning, and challenges our thinking.
Christmas comes with joy already built-in. No personal spending is required to embrace the Christmas spirit and spread cheer. Here are six activities to enhance Christmas joy with no extra money.
During the Thanksgiving season, it makes sense for givers to be as grateful as their recipients. Initiating and inspiring gratitude in others is a blessed opportunity for which to give thanks.
Opinions matter, especially since this agenda is being promoted by the United Nations which clearly expects the idea to have international appeal. Learn about the CEDAW treaty and share your opinion.
This article begins with lines for our first morning talk with God, followed by lines for personal affirmation, quotes for sharing encouragement, and finally reasons to express thanks for the morning.
We can create happy neighborhoods, beginning with personal effort to become good neighbors. The following habits form the foundation for good next door neighbors.
Here are a few social boundaries for exes who find it difficult to cut the friendship ties. Marriage has many challenges, and the priority spot on that list is reserved for the present spouse.
These contemptuous F-Words are divided into subsections for describing people, animals and things, also for use as verbs. Meanings are added for those who are interested in learning something new.
Some good people forget that when God evaluates our goodness, He considers our attitude toward our fellowmen. Can we love Him without loving them? He measures not only our actions but also our hearts.
For two hours, the three of us—Death, my mother and I shared the room. Following are some insights Death shared about himself throughout our conversation. They impressed me.
Before we assume that we would rather not deal with enemies, be assured that there is a place for enemies in our lives. See why praying for them can enhance our character.
Here are samples of what smart (showing intelligence or good judgment) women think about themselves, other women, children, men, fashion and media. Learn how the meaning of "smart" evolved.
Felix's story illustrates the effects of procrastination. We can relate to the self-inflicting sabotage which results from delay. We can also decide to prevent this danger in our spiritual lives.
While we may struggle to forget the betrayal, disappointment, and humiliation caused by offenses, we want to remember the positive effects of forgiveness which can empower us to move forward.
There is no guessing about Sarah, Naomi, Elizabeth and Anna. The text states that they are old. It is their legacy and influence which make them worthy models for men and women of all times.
When outer beauty fades, inner beauty still shines in the aging. Here, we admire the beauty in four womanly virtues and appreciate their emphasis on being beautiful more than looking beautiful.
The caregiver's disposition affects the situation when Alzheimer's patients ask repetitive questions. Here are ten ways to respond. With experience, it becomes easier to choose the most effective.
The following six suggestions are all proven to help a man like a woman’s company and appreciate her worth. They present alternatives to sexual favors as a means of keeping a man interested.
Here are a few ideas which will help caregivers maintain healthy respect for the patient’s sense of self in whatever degree the patients have it, in any stage of the disease.
Family caregivers receive too much advice and not enough help. There are opportunities to help, and guidelines for helping. There is also free training available for those who need a push to help.
Here are six great Bible quotes which tell when thinking, listening, observing and self-control may be more advantageous than talking.
The way to stop the pain from mean words is to stop the words, according to Bob DeMarco. These four steps have proved effective in curbing the mean words of Alzheimer's patients.
These excerpts from Christmas lyrics by Caribbean singer/songwriters are from the secular part of their celebration. The common theme is contentment with and pride in what is distinctly Caribbean.
Worry may be an automatic response when we think of the children; and sometimes, there might just be enough time for one prayer request to ease our worry and assure us of God's care for our children.
This article deals with men empowering women in social relationships. It offers six truths about the men, which are validated by practitioners of equal opportunity empowerment.
Some are nonchalant about virginity but there are still hundreds who value it. They can find empowerment for their moral posture in the following six Bible verses from the Song of Songs.
First, each woman empowers herself then reaches out for association with like-minded friends. They establish a group image which highlights these six supportive habits including respect for womanhood.
For every one of these losses to the Alzheimer's victims, there are also losses to the relatives and caregivers. It is like watching a robbery in slow motion. Let it not steal our love.
Parents can take measures to influence their child toward acceptable, responsible behavior at school. These six suggestions can be implemented with the parents' creativity according to the child’s age.
To nurture their desire for success, here are six great Bible verses students can adopt as guiding principles throughout the year. Even younger students can benefit if someone reads and explains them.
The American Stand Your Ground law is applicable to the invasion of disrespect: (a) self-defense in the face of a threat and (b) no obligation to retreat. Here are 5 good reasons to stand ground.
These three suggestions point out some physical adjustments which seniors need to make and recommend adjustment in three basic areas: activity, nutrition and sleep.
Because we are not sure who needs our kindness, it is wise be kind to kindness to everyone we can, in any way we can. Here are 50 Bible quotes with simple ideas and guidelines for practicing kindness.
"Respect is due to all men...in varying degrees...in different ways; but in some sense it is due to all." With this in mind, consider these quotes promoting respect for various categories of people.
From the crowing of the rooster at dawn to the chirping of the cricket at dusk, the sounds of people, animals and birds contribute to the joy of living in a Caribbean rural neighborhood.
Who would not want to heed common sense counsel from wisdom literature in the Old Testament? Boost your wisdom and enthusiasm for life with 50 quotes, relevant to the process of everyday living.
There is no legal way to make an individual commit to a relationship, but there are several ways to increase the chances of getting that commitment. Here are five helpful suggestions.
With the passing of each aunt, there appears another empty seat in our theater. We shift our gaze to the next till the last aunt leaves, and we can only look toward the memories of love and support.
I am determined to pass on to my granddaughter the love principles my grandmothers taught me: the vision of womanhood, sound of love, fragrance of family, flavor of wisdom and the touch of heaven.
How do we establish sanctions in our personal space? How do we use distance to make our relationships safe and comfortable? Here are five essential characteristics that hold answers to such questions.
Both her physical and mental abilities are impressive for a centenarian but admirers find the latter more amazing. Here are some of her past and present habits which contribute to her good health.
There are five good reasons to stop telling ourselves and other victims of suffering that God will never give us more than we can bear. Our well-intentioned message could be faulty and damaging.
Richard's mother (age 101) and sister agree that he is the most caring caregiver ever. They're his life, he says. His care is motivated by love. He is the model of a positive, efficient caregiver.
It was a privilege to share his journey. That is reason for gratitude, not regret. What is clear to me right now is that reopening the door that time has closed is reopening the door to nowhere.
Sometimes it may be easier to share Bible verses than to create original lines to caress the heart of someone. Here are six verses which translate into God-inspired love for a special friend.
Breakfast without wheat products? What else could you have which is healthy, filling, inexpensive and easy to prepare? Green bananas are also versatile and keep you feeling full for long.
"This is the first time you really will be cold," My cousin warned. Old Man Winter grabbed, stung, scorched and iced me all at once. Later, I thought the view compensated for the horrendous hug.
Before you become annoyed by the habit of humming in the elderly, find out why they hum and how it benefits them. Your tolerance level may increase, and you may gain a new appreciation for humming.
Here are six great Bible verses which many elderly people can remember and pray to God when they can no longer see to read. They are short, relevant and easy to memorize, if someone needs to teach it to them.
Despair is no stranger to Christians. We sometimes lack the awareness to see God in the gloom. We may choose to give up, but we can also choose to get up from "under" to "above" the circumstances.
While we give thanks for our family members, let us not neglect to express that thanks to them. Thanksgiving is the perfect time to give those proverbial flowers. Here are some ideas to inspire gratitude.
We probably can identify with one or more of these five causes for surprise when prayers are answered. We may also rethink our opinion about some of our prayers that we think have not been answered.
The point of mature faith is not the reward; it is the joy and satisfaction of being faithful. God is with us in the tough times, and no matter how far down the disaster pushes us, we trust Him to hold us up.
What do you do to show that you care when touching is awkward and conversation is challenging? Here are nine practical ways to maintain emotional attachment between adults and teens.
Just as the ship anchor keeps the vessel from drifting into the open seas, so anchor thoughts keep the individual from wandering into unapproved behaviors. Find sample anchor thoughts for teens here.
Effective communication with teens begins by recognizing and removing the barriers which create misunderstanding. The most effective strategy is the parent becoming a facilitator not an invigilator.
Teen love is a universal, developmental occurrence. Adults who try to dismiss it may destroy the chance for further involvement in the social life of the teenager. Share these 30 helpful suggestions.
The objective of this article is to steer lovers--young and old—away from decisions which can sabotage their life’s purpose in the name of love. The practice of using other words for love is helpful.
Here is a sample list of suggestions for peaceful relaxation at bedtime. The more you implement the regimen that works for you, the more restful sleep you will have and more energy for the next day.
We can be friendly without allowing our friends to decide our values and behaviors. When we walk our Christian talk before them,we make it clear that our ultimate love and loyalty belongs to God.
Praying for a friend meets an obligation; praying with a friend meets a bundle of needs-including the needs for connectedness, cooperation, compassion, confidence, commitment and celebration. Read on.