Caregivers: Burdened and blessed, and how to move on (part 3)

Beth McLeod, caregiver and author of “Caregiving: A Journey of Love, Loss, and Renewal,” once noted, “In a culture defined by short attentions spans and sound bites, family caregiving demands investment for the long term, often an abrogation of dreams and a wholesale reconstruction of the future, one slow brick at a time.” In otherContinue reading “Caregivers: Burdened and blessed, and how to move on (part 3)”

Breaking through to God in prayer, Part 2

Last week I mentioned that prayer is an important part of faith but is not something we can naturally master.  In fact, prayer can be downright difficult, and there are many things that disrupt an effective prayer life. Guilt, resentment, fear, and sheer laziness can all hamper a wonderful, growing relationship with our Lord.  ButContinue reading “Breaking through to God in prayer, Part 2”