Caregivers Corner

Caregiving as a Shared Journey

Caregiving as a Shared Journey

Welcome back! I am excited to share some fresh insights for our quarterly caregiving blog. This quarter, I will discuss caregiving in the context of a shared journey and partnership. The dynamics of caregiving as a partnership are complex and have shown that...

Caregivers Corner: A Year in Review

Caregivers Corner: A Year in Review

By Dr. Jeanne Porter King We are at the two-year mark of Caregivers Corner, and I am beyond grateful. This blog started as a response to a calling from God that I could not deny. And now, it has become a safe space for people to learn from one another and share their...

Sharing the Care: A Family Affair

Sharing the Care: A Family Affair

By Valerie Stoudemire The Diagnosis  In 2008, our family started observing signs that things weren’t quite right with my mom. Our little ‘Bugsy,’ whom we affectionately always refer to her as because of her petite stature, was becoming different from the person we’ve...

The Patience to Care

The Patience to Care

By Sabrinia Allen I took care of my mother for nearly twenty years. And even with the frustrations, I am grateful to have had the opportunity. This is the space where God truly moved, and little did I know I would be challenged in ways I never expected. Out of all the...

A Life Centered on Caregiving

A Life Centered on Caregiving

By Sanreka Watley Caregiving has been a central part of my life for the past  25 years. I am a medical strategist, advocate for healthcare and literacy, children’s author, and care coordinator.  My caregiving journey is untraditional as I do not care for...

Spiritual Care for the Caregiver

Spiritual Care for the Caregiver

By Dr. Julie Welborn Self-care has increased in popularity, and for good reason, but we oftentimes forget that spiritual care is just as critical to maintaining as a caregiver. In addition to serving in Retreat ministry, I am also caring for my 91-year-old mother whom...

Husbands, Love Your Wives

Husbands, Love Your Wives

By Bob McGee Praise the Lord and hello to all of the readers of the Caregivers Corner. Thanks be to God that my wife Therese and I celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary in June. She is an amazing wonderful anointed woman of God. As we celebrate this milestone...

Son to Mom. A Caretaking Experience

Son to Mom. A Caretaking Experience

By Antonio Monteiro Caretaking for my mom was one of the most unique, emotional, and rewarding experiences of my life. I am privileged to share my caregiving experience as a son to a mother in hopes that other men doing the same can be encouraged by my story. ...

Caregiving in the Now

Caregiving in the Now

By Karen Johnson This past Mother’s Day has been significant for me, as I cherished my time with my mother. As a new mom and daughter to aging parents, I am at a crucial transitional point in my caregiving journey. While I am blessed to still have two living parents...

Embracing Caregiving as a Calling

Embracing Caregiving as a Calling

By Carla Chavis You do not always know your purpose or calling in this world at first. It is often a journey of ups and downs, trial and error, and even some mistakes. But when you realize your purpose, your path becomes clearer with every step. I am happy to share...

The Ministry of Caregiving

The Ministry of Caregiving

by Evangelist Amy Neal Caregiving is indeed a form of ministry that often gets overlooked. The audience is not a typical church congregation commonly associated with the ministry. We are ministering to our parents, loved ones, doctors, nurses, health aides, and others...

In God’s Perfect Timing

In God’s Perfect Timing

by Rev. Dr. Lorri E. Baldwin As caregivers, we often find ourselves in life-altering situations that we feel are out of our control. But what my journey in caring for my parents has taught me is that everything happens in God’s perfect timing.  God, your God,...