We are truly blessed to have Veronica Badowski, a compassionate caregiver and the author behind Treading Water with God, Lessons in Love While Care Giving contribute to our Faith in Caregiving series.
In this insightful installment, Veronica underscores a profound truth: Faith in action extends beyond seeking strength and support through prayers. It encompasses the courage to reach out for assistance when we need it the most.
Bible Reflection - Psalm 17:6
"I call on you, my God, for you will answer me; turn your ear to me and hear my prayer."
Exploring Morning Prayer Benefits
Veronica invites us to reflect on the advantages of starting our day with morning prayers. She delves into the idea that connecting with our faith before embarking on our daily journey can infuse us with a sense of purpose, direction, and serenity.
Meditation - Finding Calm Amidst Challenges
Drawing from her personal caregiving experiences, Veronica shares the story of her mother's resilience despite dementia's challenges. She highlights the importance of responding with patience and tranquility, especially when loved ones' agitation surfaces unexpectedly. Veronica suggests that in moments of frustration, turning to the Lord in silent supplication can grant us the patience and wisdom needed to navigate such situations. Additionally, she acknowledges that ongoing agitation may necessitate seeking guidance from professionals, aligning with God's desire for peace and joy in our lives.
Journal Reflection - Sharing God's Presence
Veronica encourages us to chronicle a recent instance when we felt God's presence and heard His answer to our prayers. This exercise reinforces the idea that our faith is an active and ongoing dialogue with the Divine.
Heavenly Counselor, I thank you for lending an ear in my direction. It is a privilege and blessing to come to you in prayer any time of the day or night. It is a comfort to know You are listening and will give me your perfect answer exactly when I need it. I praise you, O Lord, as I pray in Jesus name. Amen
Faith in Action Programs
Veronica concludes with a thought-provoking question: "Do You Have a Faith in Action Program in Your Area?" This prompts readers to explore opportunities within their communities to put their faith into practice.
Veronica's wisdom and insights serve as a source of inspiration for caregivers, reminding us that our faith extends beyond words and encompasses our actions, interactions, and the decisions we make every day.
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