What Does it Mean to Be An Innovator?

What does it mean to be an innovator? To go out into the unknown and create something that has never been before? It often means creating something from scratch, with no research, no funding, no team already assembled, and to build, brick by brick, outreach by outreach a better world. It means to be creative.Continue reading “What Does it Mean to Be An Innovator?”

The Glory of God is a Human Fully Alive

Do we truly believe that an individual with dementia can be fully alive? I think most of us would answer a resounding, YES!, but do our actions back that “yes” up? I think we fall short on that “yes” time and time again. Heck, replace “dementia” with “older adult,” and I think we fail yetContinue reading “The Glory of God is a Human Fully Alive”

Seniors Reap Added Benefits from Church Attendance

Guest Post While most of us in the church community recognize the religious benefits of church attendance, science is endorsing participation for additional reasons.  It seems researchers are agreeing that church is good for us, particularly as we age.  There are valuable contributions to our quality of life that can be measured, in addition toContinue reading “Seniors Reap Added Benefits from Church Attendance”

Our Lenten Journey-Week Five

For many of us we will not have the Holy Week and Easter we wanted, have come to know or would desire to have. Fellow Christians from around the world mourn with you. In this last week before Holy Week, I cannot help but think how we can be co-creators with God to make theseContinue reading “Our Lenten Journey-Week Five”

Blending our Lenten and Dementia Journey

“My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so.Continue reading “Blending our Lenten and Dementia Journey”

To Be Grateful, Always

Today, all across this country people are celebrating Thanksgiving. We celebrate with prayer, by watching parades, by preparing foods that carry with them great tradition, and by gathering with loved ones. It is a day that is seen as kicking off the holiday season, and with it comes a range of emotions and experiences. ItContinue reading “To Be Grateful, Always”