Team launches new Vlog for Caregivers and Spirituality

Daphne Reiley  and Rev. Dr. Joe LaGuardia, co-authors of A Tapestry of Love: The Spirituality of Caregiving, are launching a new video blog on YouTube.  The channel is devoted to caregiver spirituality, caregiver resources, ministry helps, and ideas for care-receivers.

In their work with caregivers and care-receivers for over a decade, Daphne and Joe bring a unique skill that encourages others to grow in God, ground caregiving in the love of Christ, and pursue the Spirit’s ever-expanding, inclusive love.

Be sure to check out their first video, “like” it, and Subscribe to the channel.   Stay tuned, and grow with us…

Caregiving 101: 8 Tips for Relocating a Loved One

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By Joe LaGuardia
This article ran on A Tapestry of Love blog, a resource for caregivers, family, and loved ones, by Joe LaGuardia and Daphne Reiley.

Here at A Tapestry of Love, we have seen many families who care for a loved one who has to move to a new facility because of declining health or loss of independence.

Yet, the timing of the caregiver and the care receiver may be off–conflict arises when a decision as to when to move has to be made.  Sometimes, a care receiver just doesn’t want to move at all: he or she does not want to leave a home, memories  and neighborhoods behind.

What can help the transition process in a move or relocation?

There is no “right” answer for families going through this type of transition, but here are some things to think about when making any transition…[Read More].

Four years in the making: “A Tapestry of Love: The Spirituality of Caregiving”

Joe LaGuardia and Daphne Reiley have authored a new book to help caregivers along the way in their spiritual journey.

Tapestry bookA Tapestry of Love: The Spirituality of Caregivers is a resource for caregivers who often feel isolated and prone to exhaustion, loneliness, depression, anger, and resentment.

Using Jesus’ interaction with Mary and Martha as recorded in Scripture, A Tapestry of Love provides a framework for spiritual formation that nurtures the crucial work of caregivers, bolsters their relationship with care-receivers, and promotes intimacy with God. This narrative loom weaves a tapestry of practices that garners a strong and supportive, creative and vibrant, time-tested and relevant spiritual path for the caregiving journey.

Chapters cover such topics as prayer, grief work, caregiving as a vocation, worship and Sabbath.  Purchase your copy online through Amazon Createspace today!  A Kindle version will be released within the next week.

A website devoted to the book will be online soon!