Thursday, January 19, 2012


Sometimes, no, often, I read Scripture and recognize a situation in my life that can benefit from the truths I have discovered.  But once in awhile I discover a truth for myself and then find its affirmation in Scripture. 

In my January 10th post entitled "How to be a Happier Caregiver" I wrote about how I'd discovered that even when my mother is unkind to me, I can emerge from interactions with her feeling content IF I discipline my tongue and respond to her in love. This morning I happened to read the New Living Translation's take on Proverbs 11:17:  "...your own soul is nourished when you are kind, but you destroy yourself when you are cruel." 

Anyone else get a kind of an "aha moment" from that? 

God bless my fellow caregivers today. 


1 comment:

  1. Linda,

    I'm in the beginning stages of being a semi-caregiver for me mother who os suffering from the early stages of dementia/alzheimer's and I have been struggling with her negative behavior causing me to be negative back to her. Me and mom have a great relationship built o love and I love my mom very much. Before I came to your blog I knew the only way I can get through this is with the help of the Lord. I can't tell you how much your stories of encouragement is just what I need. The Lord definetly works in mysterious ways!! Blessing to all caregiver!