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A Friend In Tough Times
An Every day Survival Kit
A Poem Of Gods Grace
Relinquishing our Control
Give Up To Win
God you are so good
Heart Trouble
I will fear No Evil
Living with the Feelings
More Poems
Peace Within
Personal Needs
Poor People
Take me home
Ten Warning signs of AD
The Battle is not yours
The Lord is my Shepherd
The Road less Traveled
The Window's of my Mind
The World With in Walls
Think about it
Time Set Aside
Barbara's Thoughts & Notes
What If The Roles Were Reversed
What Is Your Choice
Who Cares
You Never Gave Up
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"But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles,  They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint."
                                                                        Isaiah 40:31
My name is Debi. And this is my niece, Christy. She is one of my cloest "friends".   And I hope you enjoy yourself while visiting my web-site.   I have been a caregiver for my mom and dad for about fourteen years. Until one day I had to place my last parent in the nursing home close by.   Caregiving is a "different" world!  One learns of many feelings that they didn't really know they had or even could have.   Lesson's taught of love, compassion, fear, joy, laughter, pain, and even very "lonely" times.  It gives a different perspective on life all together once you have walked in the shoes of a "caregiver".

Watching your loved one perish away infront of your eyes is a very hurtful thing.  And to realize there is nothing that you can do to help, is a pain that goes so deep within your being.  My heart and prayer's goes out to all the caregivers out there.
I love to  write,  and owe all my abilities to write  to the Lord.... who has given me the words..... the eyes, the hands, the mind.......  For I know "......without Him, I could do nothing!"  (John 15:5)

I have a wonderful husband and son.  I am very greatful for their love and patience that gives me the time I need to myself to write the feelings that dwell so deep inside. 

I have shared some poem's and thought's and even Bible verses that has helped me in the past, during some really hard and stressful times.  Also I have  shared some of my articles that were writen in very humbling times, praying that if they could help just one person, it would be worth all the tears shed as each article was written.

Please sign my guest book, and please leave your e-mail address?  I will be adding things all through the month. 

LOOK AROUND YOU......BE A FRIEND!  Any nursing home has it's list of patients that never receive a visitor.....the Rehabilitaion Center's, have many hearts that are looking for a hand to hold!  The stroke victims....the shut ins, those in the hospital....the little child.....someone sitting next to you at a restaurant or next to you at church.  When you come into contact with someone.....see someone so special that the SON OF THE LIVING GOD felt like dying for!  ........Be a "friend"......just be there for them!!!!!!
On Letting Go

As children bring their broken toys
with tears for us to mend,
I brought my broken dreams to God,
because He is my friend.

But then instead of leaving Him in peace
to work alone,
I stayed around and tried to help,
through ways that were my own.

At last, I snatched them back
and cried,
"How could you be so slow?"
"My child," He said,
"What could I do?
You never did let go."

An Alzheimer's Patient's Point Of View

Dear Friend,
Oh, how can this be
You and I are losing me.
Some day soon
Maybe morning, Maybe noon
I will no longer be the me
You and I know as me.
I ask, what is happening to me,
And the answer seems to be
Words and thoughts frequently scramble
And my conversations seem to ramble.
O, how can this be
You and I are losing me.
What do you see when you look into my eyes?
And neighbors just to pry?
Confusion, hurt, pity and pain,
For I am ill and not insane.
Oh Lord, help me pray,
And this is what He seems to say,
"Fear not child, I will come and take you home,
To be with me for all eternity.
What can we do from losing me?
"Nothing' say the experts.
But in my confused and foggy state,
To you I plea,
"Love me,
Remember me
Help me to be
All that I can be
For as long as I can be
The me we know as me."

(By Janis Hogan Aplin)

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There is No price for Memories
A nurse on the pediatric ward, before listening to the little ones' chests would plug the stethoscope into their ears and let them listen to their own hearts. Their eyes would always light up with awe. But she never got a response to equal four year old David's. Gently he tucked the stethoscope in his ears and placed the disk over his heart. "Listen", she said, "What do you suppose that is?" He drew his eyebrows together in a puzzled line and looked up as if lost in the mystery of the strange tap-tap-tapping deep in his chest. Then his face broke out in a wonderful grin.

is the hand of God coming down towards the sinner with the offer of Salvation.

is the sinner's answer to that offer by accepting God's hand.

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Faith Walks On....Even as your loved ones fade away infront of your eyes!
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I Never Dreamed!
Take Life For Granted?
Prayers are with all the families out there that have suffered the loss from the terrorist attacks!
"I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go:
I will guide thee with mine eye."
Psalm 32:8
"Behold, I stand at the door, and knock:
if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and sill sup with him, and he with me."
Revelation 3:20
"And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left." 
Isaiah 30:21
"And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not;
I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight.  These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them."  Isaiah 42:16
"Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord." Psalm 27:14
"In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."
Proverbs 3:6

"And God will wipe away EVERY tear from their eyes; there shall be NO more death, nor SORROW, nor crying. There shall be NO more PAIN, for the former things have passed away."
Rev. 21:4
We will never forget you mom!
You will be in our hearts FOREVER!
Tragedy Teaches Us.....
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A special issue/Signs of the Times.
Learning Success
Article for Nov. 2001
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Forget me not.....
Forget me not.....
"Her Eyes"
Article for Jan. 2002
Recipe for the month

"Quick Chili Casserole"

1 (9 oz.) pkg. corn Chips

1 can chili with beans

2 cups grated cheddar cheese

2 cups chopped onions, sauteed

Place 1/2 of corn chips in buttered casserole dish.  Cover with one cup of cheese, 1 cup onion, and 1/2 can of chili.  Repeat, except saving rest of cheese for top layer.  Cook in 400 degree oven until top of cheese is melted.

(From the "Faith Walks On" Collection of Caregivers Recipes Cookbook)
Don't give up! Hold onto Jesus' promises!
He WILL get you through!
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"Jesus is our best friend"
Below are some great Bible studies and notes.  Feel free to take time out of your busy day, and relax!
"Every word of God is pure;
He is a shield to those
who put their trust in Him."
Proverbs 30:5
"For behold,
He who forms mountains,
And creates the wind,
Who declares to man what His thought is,
And makes the morning darkness,
Who treads the high places of the earth---
The Lord God of host is His name."
Amos 4:13

"Fear not, I have redeemed you;
I have called you by name;
You are Mine.
When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you;
And through the rivers,
they shall not overflow you......
For I am the Lord your God,
The Holy One of Israel,
your Savior......
Since you were precious in My sight,
You have been honored,
And I loved you."
Isaiah 41:1-4
"For you were once darkness,
but now you are light in the Lord,
Walk as children of light."
Ephesians 5:8
Sometimes life seems like a freefall----but today I'm praying that you'll trust God's wings to bear you up.  He won't let you fall!
"Ye have seen what I did....
and how I bare you on eagle's wings,
and brought you unto myself."
Exodus 19:4 KJV
When you come to the edge of all the light you have,
and you must take a step into the darkness of the unknown,
believe that one of two things will happen.
Either there will be something solid for you to stand on---
or you will be taught how to fly.

Patrick Overton
We look at our burdens and heavy loads and shrink from them;
but as we lift them and bind them about our hearts,
they become wings;
and on them we rise and soar towards God.

Mrs. Charles E. Cowman
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We will never forget you dad! You will be in our hearts FOREVER!
"Tears Of a Prayer"
"The National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA) is a grassroots organization created to empower, educate, support, and speak up for the millions of Americans who care for a chronically ill, aged, or disabled loved ones. NFCA reaches across the boundaries of different diagnoses, different relationships and different life stages to address the common needs and concerns of all family caregivers. It is the one place that all caregivers can call “home”.  To learn how you can lend a hand, simply click on the NFCA logo."
Why can't we find the right words when we hurt? Maybe we do, just in the form of a tear?
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