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    What Does the Bible Say About Giving Gifts?

    Gift-giving is a common topic as each year comes to a close. As people prepare to see loved ones or friends throughout the holidays, they often look for something special to give. It's more than a habit ingrained by corporate commercialism and marketing, though, and many seniors likely have fond memories of both giving and receiving presents during this festive season.Still, it's important for people of faith to remember the reason behind the season and why we give gifts to begin with.

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    Stay at Home Retreats: How to Get Closer to God Without Leaving Your Assisted Living Community

    Seniors of faith may have experienced one or more spiritual retreats in their lives. These often take place over a couple of days or a week. They bring together people of faith for fellowship, spiritual study, prayer and other activities designed to grow a person's relationship with God.While no one is ever too old to enjoy such a retreat, the expense and physical requirements for traveling to and participating in these activities may be prohibitive for some older adults.

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    Revisiting the Christmas Story: 3 Reminders for Seniors of Faith

    Life-long people of faith might remember learning the Christmas story in Sunday school, hearing it via Advent calendars or performing it in countless plays and nativity reenactments. Even people who came to faith later in life have probably heard this story many times. It's easy to gloss over the talking points of the Christmas story because we know them so well and miss out on some of the most meaningful messages in these passages of Scripture.Whether you're enjoying Christmas devotiona...

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    Meditative Prayer for Seniors: A Quick Guide

    Our faith-based senior living communities offer plenty of opportunities to engage with God in corporate worship. Church, devotionals and other activities are scheduled regularly for residents that want to participate, and many of our Bethesda Senior Living Communities have chaplains available for seniors who want to talk one-on-one about faith or growing with God. But older adults can also continue their faith journey in individual ways, including meditative prayer.What Is Meditative Prayer?Medi...

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    Encouraging Biblical Truths That You Need to Know About Depression

    Almost everyone has experienced a bout of depression at some point in their life. The Bible holds answers to many questions, including ones about depression. There are several passages in the Bible that provide truths about depression that can help you through it.

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