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Thursday, May 25, 2017

It Could Be Easy to Lose Your Cool, but...

Ephesians 6: 10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

Sometimes my dad is just in a cranky mood and nothing is going to sit well with him. It's got to be extremely difficult to have to contend with having Parkinson's Disease, not being able to use your legs the way you want, having to leave your home, your freedom, your life that you knew.

Sometimes Dad's frustration can come out toward me or toward his caregivers. Fortunately, it doesn't happen often, so there's time between this type of interaction. Dad's usually very patient and tolerant, but there are those times, especially at times when someone's giving him medications, that he gives you a run for your money.

Fortunately, God reminds me during times like this, that I don't need to respond in kind when Dad's being critical and angry. We have been blessed with having this extra time with my dad and that includes taking the high road and not giving way to Satan's temptations to say angry things back. I trust God to continue to remind me of this when confronted with angry remarks. I pray that all the care providers who deal with my dad and others in facilities have a deep abiding faith in the Lord and know this as well.

Since these are examples of how I've applied these Bible verses to my experience, they may not reflect the whole meaning of the verse.

I'm including You Tube Video clips on caregiving that I found interesting, inspirational, or might be helpful to others, but am not responsible for the content in the videos. Always check first with a physician before trying any suggestions mentioned.

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