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Pam Thorson
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Living Thankful
"I don't know how you do it." We hear that every so often from others when they learn about our story. People often wonder how our family has been able to survive and even conquer the challenges of caregiving for so many years. My response is always to give...

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Leaving the Shadowlands Behind
When our son Kevin was injured in a fall nearly two decades ago in another country, all I cared about was keeping him alive and getting him home. Once his condition stabilized, he was flown to a hospital in the States. We nearly lost him twice in the ensuin...

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Can We Predict When a Person Is No Longer Useful to Society?
You could call it ironic. Decades ago, a doctor by the name of Henry Heimlich read an article about people dying from choking on food in restaurants. Dr. Heimlich eventually developed a procedure to help dislodge food from a choking person's windpipe by app...

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Sort It Out: Triage in Caregiving
Not long ago, Carole Bradley Bursack of Aging.com
posted “10 Caregiver Confessions: Secrets We Aren’t Proud Of,” in which she
listed ten “non-angelic” thoughts she had heard caregivers express over the years. They
are the dark confessions of people under st...

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Ten Things Caregivers Deserve from their Healthcare Providers: A Nurse’s Wish List
The medicine has become a bewildering world for both
patients and their families. Often they endure as much suffering from medical
procedures and drugs as they do from their disease or disability. Our
responsibility as healthcare providers is to mitigate th...

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"The call to joy is a command. Our response to that requires a decision." #joyful  +cmaddict 
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"There are only two kinds of snakes in our yard: one rock and two rock. The big ones take two rocks. That’s been my credo for years. I always figured that snakes have the whole river valley where I live to hang out." #theserpent  +cmaddict 

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"We are the clay. God is the master, and Jesus has bought us." #jesuschrist  +cmaddict 
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"Christians have, understandably, felt threatened by the increasingly hostile environment in which we live. The natural response is to fight back." #christianity  +cmaddict 

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"You can tell the importance of the ground you are on by the intensity of the battle against it." #quotes   #spiritualwarfare  
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