Susan Bates (Oregon)
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I will praise the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live. - Psalm 146:2 (NIV)
“Betty, you are my favorite patient!” the young doctor greeted my 90-year-old mother when my sister and I accompanied her to a regular checkup. Mom has been dealing with dementia for many years. The doctor asked Mom detailed questions to gauge her mental capacity. She had difficulty answering trivial questions,...
"Many of us are used to the idea that we might speak to God or to Jesus. Maybe at times it feels like shouting into the darkness or whatnot, but it’s not hard to do—at least as an imaginative exercise. What’s harder—even imaginatively—is to try to hear Jesus speaking to us. Are we just making things up? Are we just using Jesus as a puppet to say whatever we want to hear?" READ MORE