Trying to fit in and go along with the crowd can cause big problems for people.
Chasing sex, money, fame and pleasures can separate people from God. Failure to get these things can cause bitterness and envy to take control of lives. James 4:1-5 (KJV) warns us of these things.
"From whence comes wars and fightings among you?
come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?
Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.
Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.
Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.
Do you think that the scriptures saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?" Amen
The world is determined to undermine and destroy Christian Faith. Most television, entertainment and communications today are designed to create confusion & doubt about the truth of salvation.
Social acceptance of perversions of God's Word is presented as entertainment with subtle intent to destroy moral standards and Christian convictions.
In St. Matthew 12:14 (KJV) the plot to destroy Jesus is revealed: "Then the Pharisees went out, and held council against him, how they might destroy him."
Again in St. Matthew 26:4 (KJV): "And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtilty and kill him."
Will the pure truth of God's Word be found on earth in another 50 years? Amen
Are you looking for lost hope and can't seem to find it?
When age and circumstance takes its toll in our lives, we gradually lose hope for the things we hoped to achieve. Then we are able to seek the greater values of peace and happiness as our worldly dreams fade.
The hopes of this world are usually mixed with lust
and "I want it" attitudes.
Pure hope is confidence in God that he will provide all our worldly needs with peace, happiness and joy mixed in.
That's why we are told, "...hope thou in God..." and not our own strength. Amen
Sometimes we are afraid to speak out on Christian Faith because we fear what might happen if we do.
We justify ourselves that it avoids conflict and doesn't offend others. In Acts 18:9-10 (KJV), Jesus encouraged Paul when he was struggling with the
"Then spake the Lord to Paul in the night in a vision,
Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not thy peace.
For I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to hurt thee: for I have much people in this city."
You never know when your testimony will strengthen someone else or save a soul. Keep on keeping on. Amen
OUR PROGRAMS CAN DELAY THE ONSET OF DEMENTIA AND ALZHEIMER'S DISEASES AND HELP PREVENT THEM.
iN MANY INSTANCES THE SEVERITY OF DISABILITIES CAN BE REDUCED AND IMPROVE THE PATIENT'S
MENTAL, PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL WELL BEING.
YOU SHOULD CONSIDER THAT 1 IN 4 SENIORS WILL END UP IN NURSING HOMES OR OTHER INSTITUTIONS. THIS 25% RATE OF ADMISSIONS INCREASES TO 50% OF THOSE AGE 95 AND OLDER.
THE PLAIN TRUTH IS, NO ONE WANTS TO GO LIVE IN A NURSING HOME KNOWING THEY ARE THERE TILL THEY DIE. SO WE USE WHATEVER METHODS WE CAN TO MAINTAIN INDEPENDENT LIVING AS LONG AS POSSIBLE. THESE MEASURES ARE CONTROLLED
FOR THE MOST PART BY FINANCES. WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD DICTATES WHAT YOU GET. THIS RESULTS IN THE PRIMARY FOCUS ON WEALTH INSTEAD OF HEALTH.
SENIOR HEALTHCARE TODAY IS DESIGNED TO TREAT DISABILITIES AFTER THEY OCCUR AND PRIORITY IS GIVEN ACCORDING TO THE SEVERITY OF THEM.
THIS TRADITIONAL APPROACH WILL BE CHANGED
BY THE NEW GENERATION "BOOMER AGE" SENIORS.
THERE WILL EMERGE AN AGGRESSIVE PREVENTIVE CARE LIFESTYLE FOR THE MIDDLE-AGE AND YOUNGER SENIORS. RECOGNITION OF DIETARY IMPACT ON HEALTH, ACTIVE PHYSICAL & MENTAL ACTIVITIES AND AGGRESSIVE TREATMENT FOCUSED ON MINOR HEALTH PROBLEMS WILL DEVELOP A NEW ERA OF SENIORS.
DEMENTIA & ALZHEIMER'S DISEASES WILL BE FOUGHT BY PREVENTIVE MEASURES INSTEAD OF PROLONGED DISASTROUS TREATMENT.
WHAT YOU DO IN YOUR TODAYS DETERMINES WHAT YOU WILL BE ABLE TO DO IN YOUR TOMORROWS.
DO SOMETHING NOW FOLKS!!! Amen
Type your paragraph here.
This message is to remind you that the Lord has not forgotten you and you are not alone in your life.
"My Word and my Spirit are with you saith the Lord".
Loneliness & heartache in one's mind and body, generates despair with hopelessness that destroys
purpose in life. The darkness of it looms over us and prevents us form seeing God's promises and feeling His presence.
Faith is knowing the certainty that he's always there
with us and for us, no matter our circumstances or
personal conditions. In our weakness, God's strength
is magnified and glorified as victory comes.
So, lift up the shield of Faith and smite despair and
loneliness with the sword of God's Word and Spirit. Amen
Type your paragraph here.
Don't let distrust today and fears of tomorrow rob you of hope, peace and joy in your life.
We all encounter rough times and trials in our lives.
We are tempted to think uncertain in our minds and
feel insecure in our situations.
We need comfort and reassurance when these things occur. Proverbs 3:5-6 (KJV) is the answer:
"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not
unto thine own understanding. In all thine ways acknowledge him and he shall direct thy paths."
God's Word and his promises to protect and provide
for us are the only pure truth & light to anchor our souls in foggy darkness. Hold fast to your Christian convictions in Christ Jesus and he will lead you thru
dark, troubled times. Amen
We need to stop disruption & turmoil in America by turning to God before it's too late. Christians all over the world need to stand together in these troubled times. Jeremiah 12:7-11 (KJV) describes our situation:
"I have forsaken mine house, I have left my heritage,
I have given the dearly beloved of my soul into the hand of her enemies. Mine heritage is unto me as a lion in the forest; it crieth out against me; therefore have I hated it....".
"Many pastors have destroyed my vineyard, they have destroyed my portion under foot...
They have made it desolate, and being desolate it mourneth unto me; the whole land is made desolate,
because no man layeth it to heart." Amen
How do you feel when you read announcements like,
"Cure for dementia & Alzheimer's disease promised by year 2035?
Those of us age 60 & over do not get encouraged by these words. It stirs fears of hidden dangers that we strive to find the courage to resist. The great majority of us still live in the dark ages in this rapid advancing
new communication era. Most of us lack the skills required and have no desire to learn. Those that are willing, don't have access anyway or simply cannot afford them.
This generation gap will continue until my generation no longer exists over the next 10-20 years.
The "younger Boomers" and the following "Bloomers"
will take our place in society.
The medical oriented community has pretty well milked the cow using fear to generate vast sums for research & racing each other to find the cure.
Over the last ten years, there has been a reluctant
recognition & admission that diet, exercise, social interchange and brain stimulation are major factors in
preventing or delaying the onset of dementia & Alzheimer;s diseases.
Simply stated, evryone has focused on the wrong end of the barrel. Prevention training & education for a revitalized lifestyle is the solution. This must be done now for my generation to reduce the fear, avoid the agony for patient & family and avoid financial disaster
for them and Medicare, We have the answers and help is on the way today. Amen
WHERE ARE YOU LOOKING
We are not alone in this life even when we think we are. The angels of the Lord are with us and we are part of the family of God. We must hold fast to our Christian Faith and continue our service to God in absolute conviction of who we are in Christ Jesus.
We are called apart and separated from this world even though we still dwell here. Hebrews 12:22,28
(KJV) describes our situation and purpose:
"But ye are come unto Mount Zion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an
innumerable company of angels."
"Wherefore, we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear." Amen
How can caregivers help their elderly to change their ways and make life easier for everyone?
The great majority of platinum age seniors have developed habits of whining & complaining about their bodies and circumstances. This serves as an outlet for inner feelings due to pain and helplessness. They often miss the attention of others and the activities of endeavor when they were younger. In other words, they develop these attitudes due to lack of communication with those about them. This inability to participate in and be an influence with others leaves a huge void. This is gradually filled with efforts to regain or salvage lost
roles and restore relationships that are fading.
Once caregivers understand these problems and their cause, they can take action to solve them.
First, caregivers must bring the truth to light for all parties concerned.
Make a list of the most frequent complaints of the elderly and note when they most often occur. Then think about what was said or done; or what was not said or not done that caused the complaint. This helps understand the elderly one's attitude.
Caregivers will find that love & understanding works better than pain pills.
Find the right time and circumstances to have a face to face discussion about the problems.
Then urge the loved one to consider making changes to develop new habits and attitudes.
Be frank and truthful while explaining future actions, as a caregiver, you may be forced to take
if things remain the same.
Caregivers need to do self-examination of their words, actions and attitude prior to the elderly one's response.
The elderly develop a kind of inner radar that senses the real attitude and motivations of others.
Many times, the signals they get are false readings
and not truth.
This too, should be openly discussed and verbal agreements made. This establishes a method to
make every effort to clarify intent on both sides.
Tomorrow we will discuss caregiver attitudes and habits that affect relationships and communication.