Monday, July 16, 2012


Babysitting is probably one of the most charitable things that you can do for another person. Often the caregiver just needs some time away from the daily grind of taking care of their children - patient - spouse or whomever they care for. There is nothing wrong in admitting that you have been worn thin and need some assistance. Everyone who cares for others will come to a point in time when they have had enough of the pressure of being a caregiver and needs some respite - time away from their responsibilities - time to collect themselves - mentally and physically - so that they may return to their duty as primary caregiver with a renewed sense of mission. This does not apply only to parents with young children - but to persons who take care of the aged - ill and infirm. All of us have a limit to how much we can handle - and it is the smart person who knows when they have reached that limit and asks for help. For those of us on the helping end - we need to also realize how stressful care giving can become - and willingly offer our time to allow caregivers respite time.
Life - as lived in today's modern world - can become very stressful and we may often find that we need to escape the daily obligations - to give ourselves a rest. To escape from the pressures that surround us - to wander in the valley of quiet - could be one of the best things we can do for ourselves.  It may mean wandering away from the crowd - to a  secluded beach or park or even the back porch - anywhere where everyone else is not. In our search for healthy down time we seek peace and quiet.  When life becomes too much for you to cope with - you need a caregiver who can offer you that respite you seek - Jesus is that caregiver - He can take the burdens from your shoulders - He can lighten that load - He can offer you the peace you seek - all you need to do is ask.

Deacon Dale 

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