There’s something unique and powerful when young children interact with seniors with various types and stages of dementia. Working a puzzle, painting a picture, reading a story, singing a song, or simply having lunch together, the magic happens every day at GenTog. This is a model of business and ministry that can be replicated by churches around the region. The results are amazing, the smiles are priceless.
One of the passengers on the only plane ever to take a mid-air terrorist bomb explosion and still land with survivors, Jeanette knows about trauma and drama. Her miraculous story and many others form the content of her recently-released book, “Extravagant Graces: 23 Inspirational Stories of Facing Impossible Odds”. Jeanette interviewed many prominent people to get the inside of their stories, and how they were recipients of God’s “extravagant grace”.
The only “constant” in life is change. Or to say it another way, “constant change is here to stay”. Life is about change: some we choose, some we don’t. Some we like, some we don’t. Some changes can launch us into new adventures, some drive us into frustration and despair. How we respond to change is the critical key. It has a huge impact on our happiness, our sense of wellbeing, and our relationships. Since change is coming anyway, it makes sense to learn how to handle it. In fact, not just to accept it, but to embrace it.
Gordon was a healthy and successful businessman with a happy family and a good life. Then one day he had a massive stroke, and everything changed. Everything. On the long road of recovery, which is by no means over, life is different, and God is faithful. Hear the extraordinary story of weakness and strength, brokenness and healing, despair and faith. These powerful insights will help you deal with tragedy – yours or someone else’s.
The older we get, the harder it is to endure change. Especially changes that we don’t necessarily welcome and don’t choose to make for ourselves. But when a loved one needs to make some fundamental changes, especially ones that affect their living conditions, location, independence, or safety and health, the entire family is affected, and the road can be pretty bumpy. Knowing how to approach these changes and how to discuss them together can be much simpler if we have help. Family members may not always agree, but there can be peaceful resolution.