I was honored to be interviewed by Heart for the radio.
Caregiving – every woman will be affected somehow. You either have been a caregiver, will be a caregiver or will be the recipient of caregiving. It is a startling thought. Caregiving impacts the entire family and this interview is my story of how God called me to be caregiver for a mostly uncaring mother.
Listen here and then check out my tips below. I’ve been encouraged to write a book on my experience. I’d appreciate prayers as I attempt to complete it this year.
Have prayer backup
Honoring someone who seems to be dishonorable
Let God turn the “job” into a mission
Ask God to be my defender
Look for helpers
Pray the scriptures for the situation
Find something good to celebrate
Keep a sense of humor
Don’t expect immediate changes (though there may be some)
Treating the person as God created them to be
Don’t expect rational responses
Choose to be unoffendable / don’t take the battle personally
Schedule prayer and downtime after each visit
The radio broadcast was great. I think a book would be great also. You have such good insight.
Thanks, Annette. Encouragement from my spiritual mother means a lot.