Aging Faithfully: 28 Days of Prayer

Aging Faithfully: 28 Days of Prayer
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Aging is part of God s plan, says author Missy Buchanan—and it’s a gift, not punishment.

 

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9780835810630
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2011-07-01

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Caregivers: 101 Stories of Love, Sacrifice, and Bonding (Original)

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Caregivers: 101 Stories of Love, Sacrifice, and Bonding (Original)
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Readers caring for an ailing family member will find support and encouragement in these stories by others like them. Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Caregivers will inspire and uplift family members who are making sacrifices to make sure their loved ones are well cared for.
Do you have a family member who requires constant care? You are not alone. This collection offers support and encouragement in its 101 stories for family caregivers of all ages, including the sandwich generation caring for a family member while raising their children. With stories by those on the receiving end of the care too. These stories of love, sacrifice, and lessons will inspire and uplift family members making sacrifices to make sure their loved ones are well cared for, whether in their own homes or elsewhere."
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9781935096832
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2012-03-13
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Come Back Early Today: A Memoir of Love, Alzheimer's and Joy

Come Back Early Today: A Memoir of Love, Alzheimer's and Joy
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Marie Marley is the author of Come Back Early Today: A Memoir of Love, Alzheimer's and Joy. This book tells the powerful 30-year love story of a young American woman and a delightfully colorful, wickedly eccentric Romanian gentleman and scholar, interspersed with advice and inspiration for Alzheimer's caregivers everywhere.

In addition to being a compelling love story, this award-winning memoir shows how one woman solved several specific problems that typically arise when caring for a person with dementia.

Alzheimer's caregivers who have read the book say it helped them very much. Former caregivers say they wish they'd read it when they were caregivers.

Come Back Early Today will make you laugh; it will make you cry. If you're caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's it will give you inspiration and advice. But mostly it will give you hope and it will help you see that there can be happiness - even joy - amid the darkness of dementia.

The book was a finalist in the Santa Fe Writer's Project Literary Awards, Eric Hoffer First Horizon Awards, Readers Choice competition, Editors and Writers International Awards, and Indie Excellence Awards. The Foreword was written by Gregg Warshaw, MD, Past President of the American Geriatrics Society. Go to ComeBackEarlyToday.com to read the first two chapters for free.

Marie's website (ComeBackEarlyToday.com) contains a wealth of information for Alzheimer's caregivers. She can be reached at Marie@ComeBackEarlyToday.com/
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9780983570615
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2011-07-13

Conversations with My Father A Keepsake Journal for Celebrating a Lifetime of St

Conversations with My Father A Keepsake Journal for Celebrating a Lifetime of St
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Wonderful book to journal the life with your father!
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9781600590894
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2007-10-01
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Conversations with My Mother A Keepsake Journal for Celebrating a Lifetime of St

Conversations with My Mother A Keepsake Journal for Celebrating a Lifetime of St
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When you were a kid, what were some of the things you dreamed of being when you grew up? What's something you wish you had asked your parents, but never did? These and other thoughtful questions will get Mom talking. One thing's for sure: Doing the interview will help make wonderful new memories, along with a volume that will be prized for generations to come.
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9781600590887
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2007-10-01
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Courage to Grow Old

Courage to Grow Old
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A best-selling Morehouse author for decades Addresses one of today's most pressing topics Includes questions for reflection and study by individuals and groups Here is Barbara Crafton at her best-funny, warm, direct, honest, and vulnerable-on aging. "I think growing older is both funny and sad, but mostly it just makes me grateful to be alive and able to reflect. I have been an Episcopal priest for 33 years and have had extensive experience in ministering with the elderly. Now, I am growing old myself. I hate it when people are ashamed of being old. We should be proud!" she proclaims. Join her in this celebration of life! AUDIENCE: For general readers of all faith traditions, including the many fans of Barbara's earlier works."
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9780819229106
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2014-05-01

Dear Heart Come Home: The Path of Midlife Spirituality

Dear Heart Come Home: The Path of Midlife Spirituality
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Joyce Rupp shares her own midlife journey—its ups and downs—with such honesty and insight that you will surely identify with and benefit from the discoveries she has made along the way. Among them we can find wisdom in the wounds we've carried from birth onward, and these wounds can heal; past regrets must be let go lest they cling to us and drain our energy for life; the loving part of us can always out-wrestle the hating part; surprises of beauty and talent in us wait to be discovered and shared; some of what we thought to be unbreakable truth is now shattered pottery and unmendable; and our struggle to name God and to find a spirituality that enlivens and enriches our existence is less complex than we first thought.
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0824515560

Don't Write My Obituary Just Yet: Inspiring Faith Stories for Older Adults

Don't Write My Obituary Just Yet: Inspiring Faith Stories for Older Adults
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Each of the 30 stories provides more than just wisdom to the reader; it inspires the reader to find a way to overcome struggles and sorrows and to live with passion and hope for something more.
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9780835810463
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2011-04-01
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Finishing Well: The Adventure of Life Beyond Halftime

Finishing Well: The Adventure of Life Beyond Halftime
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Author Bob Buford called them code breakers. They are people age 40 and older who have pioneered the art of finishing well in these modern times, and who can teach us to do the same, starting today. Buford sought out 60 of these trailblazers including Peter Drucker, Roger Staubach, Jim Collins, Ken Blanchard, and Dallas Willard and has recorded their lively conversations in these pages so that they can serve as mentors in print for all of us. Twenty years from now, Buford writes, the rules for this second adulthood as a productive season of life may be better known. But for now, we re out across the frontier breaking new ground. Buford gives you a chance to sit at the feet of these pioneers and learn the art of finishing well so you can shift into a far more fulfilling life now, no matter your age, and pursue a lasting significance that will be a legacy for future generations."
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9780310330707
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2011-04-05
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Healing Your Grieving Heart When Someone You Care about Has Alzheimer's: 100 Practical Ideas for Families, Friends, and Caregivers

Healing Your Grieving Heart When Someone You Care about Has Alzheimer's: 100 Practical Ideas for Families, Friends, and Caregivers
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Navigating the challenging journey that families and friends of Alzheimer's patients must endure, this heartfelt guide reveals how their struggle is as complex and drawn out as the illness itself. Confronting their natural but difficult process of grieving and mourning, the study covers the inevitable feelings of shock, sadness, anger, guilt, and relief, illustrating the initial reactions people commonly feel from the moment of the dementia's onset. Healthy and productive ways to acknowledge and express these feelings are suggested along with 100 tips and activities that fulfill the emotional, spiritual, cognitive, physical, and social needs of those who care about someone afflicted with this debilitating disease. Special consideration is also shown for caregivers, whose grief is often complicated by the demanding physical attention that patients require.
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9781617221484
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2011-11-01
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Hedge People: How I Kept My Sanity and Sense of Humor as an Alzheimer's Caregiver

Hedge People: How I Kept My Sanity and Sense of Humor as an Alzheimer's Caregiver
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Caring for those with Alzheimer's can be emotionally depleting. Frustration often dominates the day as you try to bridge the gap between real life and a person who has lost touch with reality. Combine that with the grief over the loss of the person you used to know and a haunting fear of what is to come and it seems as though life will never see laughter and joy again.But it does.In her collection of true stories, author Louise Carey conveys attitudes and techniques for treating dementia patients with respect while also finding humor in the unusual and frustrating situations encountered by the caregiver. The Hedge People offers caregivers solace in the stories and joy in the journey as they face the daily challenges of care giving with God's help.Filled with humor, warmth, and encouragement, each chapter includes a caregiver prayer, a leading question for reflection, and space to journal.
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9780834124684
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2009-08-01

I Love Growing Older, But I'll Never Grow Old

I Love Growing Older, But I'll Never Grow Old
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Growing older is a process. Growing old is a conclusion. If you're growing older you see some hope because you have perspective and you keep learning. If you've grown old, you may cynically think that times have never been as bad as they are now, and that they can only get worse.
This book is about learning how to "make peace with where you are right now." It's about learning from the past and then moving past it. It's about growing--personally, spiritually, and in our relationships with God and with others. If we think properly about growing older we'll never have to grow old.
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9781426755927
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2013-04-01
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Joy Boosters: 120 Ways to Encourage Older Adults

Joy Boosters: 120 Ways to Encourage Older Adults
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Know an elderly person who needs a little encouragement? Missy Buchanan, an older adult advocate and a former creativity educator, offers you a bounty of ideas for lifting the spirits of older adults. Her passion for and sensitivity to the needs of elderly persons shine through in this practical book that's chock-full of simple, creative ways to boost the joy of older adults. JOY BOOSTERS is perfect for families and friends of older adults, caregivers, senior residence facilities, and churches wanting to minister effectively to older adults. Don't miss an opportunity to make someone's day … or week.
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9780835811927
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2013-02-01

Never Say Die: The Myth and Marketing of the New Old Age

Never Say Die: The Myth and Marketing of the New Old Age
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In Never Say Die, Susan Jacoby delivers a brave, impassioned, and exceptionally important wake-up call to Americans who have long been deluded by the dangerous myth that a radically new old age awaits the huge baby boom generation.
 
Combining historical, social, and economic analysis with personal experiences of love and loss, Jacoby unmasks the fallacies promoted by twenty-first-century hucksters of longevity, and reveals the hazards of the magical thinking that prevents us from facing the genuine battles of growing old. Never Say Die speaks to Americans, whatever their age, who draw courage and hope from facing reality instead of embracing platitudes and delusions, and who want to grow old with dignity and purpose. It is a life-affirming and powerful message that has never been more relevant.

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9780307456281
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2012-02-14

Pilgrimage Into the Last Third of Life: 7 Gateways to Spiritual Growth

Pilgrimage Into the Last Third of Life: 7 Gateways to Spiritual Growth
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This book offers readers Bible-based meditations that address 7 tasks essential to living the last third of life with purpose.
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9780835811170
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2012-09-01
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Setting My House in Order

Setting My House in Order
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If you were unable to act on your own behalf, would those closest to you have ready access to your most crucial personal records? A practical and thoughtful resource, Setting My House in Order helps adults of all ages experience greater peace of mind by providing a quick-access record of important information should they become incapacitated. The easy-to-fill-out forms in this handy booklet enable persons to capture important information regarding their medical needs, personal finances, valuable possessions, and final funeral arrangements all in one place for quick and easy reference by a family member, friend, or neighbor. Pastors and adult ministry staff will find this a helpful tool to recommend. Did you know. . . A good record-keeping system is an indispensable component of sound personal and financial management. A system gives you peace of mind, and will help you organize the important records concerning your financial affairs and your personal wishes. A well-organized system eases the stress of family emergencies, particularly in cases of incapacity or an unexpected death.
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9780687056675
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2004-07-01
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Shaping a Life of Significance for Retirement

Shaping a Life of Significance for Retirement
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Addresses the personal dimensions of transitioning from full-time work to retirement life.
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9780835810258
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2010-07-01
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Soul Unfinished: Finding Happiness, Taking Risks, and Trusting God as We Grow Older

Soul Unfinished: Finding Happiness, Taking Risks, and Trusting God as We Grow Older
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""A new quality of life can begin at any hour of any day
""if we choose to live now and to live creatively."" How do we live to our fullest potential in the last quarter of life? With careers winding down, and children having long ago left home, we are faced--sometimes for the first time in our ever-productive lives--with the most basic questions. What is most important? What is the essence of my life? "Soul Unfinished" offers wise advice for such times, offering an opportunity to make the most of the last quarter of a good life. "There is a warm and confident practicality in Atwell's teaching. He is the grandparent one always wanted, and the fellow adventurer who understands."--Emilie Griffin, author of "Turning," "Clinging," and "Doors into Prayer," from the foreword
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9781612612362
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2012-10-01
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Souls in Full Sail: A Christian Spirituality for the Later Years

Souls in Full Sail: A Christian Spirituality for the Later Years
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2011 Christianity Today Book Award winner! "We do not set out to become old. Far from it. We hardly intend even to become middle-aged. Instead we plan to live in some eternal now which will lead on to something better, something more complete than what we had before. . . . Sometime in our spiritual travels, as a complete surprise, we notice it has become winter. . . . This change has occurred, it seems, without preparation, without fair warning." So spirituality writer Emilie Griffin begins, taking us on an exploration of our later years. It is a book filled with wonderful, rich story, carefully crafted spiritual exercises and wisdom from those who have gone before us. She explores relocation, vocational changes, losing her mother, and negotiating and renegotiating her relationships with her grown children. The journey of our later years is a wondrous voyage, though turbulent at points. But it is, as Emilie Griffin reminds us, the journey we have been preparing for all along.
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9780830835485
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2010-12-28
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Spirituality of Caregiving

Spirituality of Caregiving
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Henri Nouwen shares heartfelt insights on what it means to be a caregiver and to be cared for and how the caregiving relationship can lead to spiritual growth
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9780835810456
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2011-04-01
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Talking with God in Old Age: Meditations for Older Adults

Talking with God in Old Age: Meditations for Older Adults
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Buchanan candidly shares both the heartaches elderly adults face and the hopethey can find as they navigate the process of aging.
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9780835810166
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2010-03-01
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Winter Grace: Spirituality and

Winter Grace: Spirituality and
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As our society faces an increasingly older population, this remarkable book reveals that aging is a process rich with joy and blessing, not something to dread. Moving readers into the heart of the Christian paradox of death and resurrection, this hopeful book shows how the losses that accompany aging can lead to freedom and new life.
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9780835808507
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1998-03-01
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