National or global moments that strike the emotions also breed shared memories. It's not that everyone has the same memory but that people commonly recall with each other their memories of a shared event.
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. 2 Timothy 3:16 KJV
If you feel anxious after hearing about current events, rest assured you're not alone. Many people experience stress when faced with a constant barrage of headlines about topics such as war, climate change, social injustice and health crises.
The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?" Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you." Jesus said, “Feed my sheep." John 21:17 NIV
For the average person, this day and age aren't characterized by affluence or luxury. Many people across the country are experiencing trouble simply sustaining their way of life; the prices of basic necessities are on the rise and the bills keep rolling in. For some, a single medical emergency or work-related setback may throw off their financial well-being for months — or even years.
At Bethesda Senior Living Communities, we serve our residents with a mission of faith and share God's love with them by promoting time spent in prayer and Bible study. One of the most polarizing and fundamental titans of faith found in God's Word is Abraham. Beginning in Genesis 12, God calls Abraham (then Abram) to become the patriarch of "a great nation" through whom "all the peoples of the earth would be blessed" (Genesis 12:2-3). Shortly thereafter, Abraham relocates to Egypt, where the Lord plagues the Pharaoh for taking Abraham's wife as his own. In Chapter 15, God makes an eternal covenant with Abraham, promising to deliver his offspring from the enslavement and oppression that awaited them in a land that was not their own. Additionally, God promises the long-awaited son that Abraham and his wife, Sarah, had assumed they'd never be able to conceive.
The Bible is full of advice about money and wealth, and it tends to boil down to two major messages. First, God wants his children to be good stewards of all the things he has given them, including money. Second, those who have riches or any other type of blessing should consider how to serve others with some of those blessings.
Older adults are often vulnerable to financial abuse and scams. Memory difficulties and dementia can also make managing finances more challenging with age. Getting finances organized for older adults can make it easier to track the funds to prevent financial problems or for a trusted loved one to help manage money. Explore steps to help with organizing finances for older adults.
The number seven is found more times in the Bible than any other number. In addition to being directly associated with Creation, seven appears no less than 860 times throughout the Bible's seven major divisions. One of the many books in which the number is a recurring theme is the Gospel of John. Here's a closer look at the Gospel of John, why he specifically chose seven signs to illustrate Jesus's divine nature and their individual meanings.
The news surrounds seniors in this modern age. Entire television channels are dedicated to spreading information, and the latest headlines are just a tap or click away thanks to apps, social media and podcasts. Even looking for an email from a loved one offers the opportunity to check out current events across the globe.