Many seniors want to stay in their own homes as long as possible, but it often becomes challenging and even dangerous to live alone without support. While deciding to move to an assisted living community isn't easy, it's often a safe, comfortable choice for seniors. Find out how an assisted living community can help meet your physical, social and emotional needs to help you thrive.
The book of Psalms has stood the test of time over thousands of years for good reason. It beautifully depicts everything that Scripture has to offer believers. A book of poems, songs, prayer and prophecy, it contains some of the deepest expressions of raw emotion, pain, hopelessness and despair, and yet also the highest expressions of wonder, praise and thankfulness.
Assisted living communities offer the comforts of home with the extra support you need to thrive. However, the move to an assisted living community can be overwhelming and emotional as you downsize your current life and get used to new surroundings. These tips help make the transition to your new community easier.
Spending time with the Lord in prayer offers many benefits to believers, including peace in trials, healing from past emotional hurts and guidance for daily living.Older adults who regularly pray and experience the joy and comfort of a close relationship with Jesus often want to share it with others, but some of them might be uncertain how to start. There are several ways to include others in prayer times. The list below offers five tips older believers may want to try out with their families and friends.
Prayer is instrumental to developing a strong walk of faith with the Lord. Whether seniors are just starting their faith walk or have been believers for many years, it's the best way to connect with God.The Gospels record that Jesus frequently prayed during his ministry on Earth. His prayers, including the ones below, are powerful examples of how to pray directly to the Father.
If you're not familiar with podcasts, you're missing out on a lot of entertainment and information. Podcasts are audio programs that are delivered via the internet. You can listen to them on your computer, mobile devices like smartphones or tablets or even a smart TV. For seniors of faith, podcasts that delve into spiritual or Biblical topics may be of interest.
The cozy season is finally coming to a close in Ellisville, but that doesn’t mean an end to the reading season. It’s always a good time to find new books, especially faith-based books.
At Bethesda Senior Living Communities, we like to take every possible opportunity to encourage our residents to deepen their relationship with God and grow in their faith. Keeping a faith journal is an excellent way to promote your own daily union with Christ. Perhaps you’ve never been much of a diary or journal keeper, and that’s okay! Keeping a faith journal should never be a strict, regimented or detached daily routine that you feel obligated to do. Reporting the ups and downs and comings and goings of your day is not the purpose of a faith journal (unless that’s something you want to include). Rather, it’s a tangible, safe place where you can workshop your walk with the Lord and record the lessons you learn from him as you learn them. Here’s a closer look at why you should have a faith journal and how to create and keep one.
All you really need for Bible study is a Bible and some time for God. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t some items that make it more fun. Here are eight useful tools to make your next Bible study more productive, whether you're doing your own study or meeting with others in your assisted living community as a group.
At Bethesda Senior Living Communities, we motivate our residents to grow in their daily walk with God by delving into His Word. What does it mean to be a prayer warrior? Simply put, a prayer warrior is an advocate who feels themselves called to the ministry of reconciliation between God and man.