When You Travel Different Road from Family

When You Travel Different Road from Family

“Do you know Jesus in the pardoning of your sins?” The answer to that question was all that mattered when I was growing up in Pensacola, Florida; Foley, Alabama; and Buffalo, New York. No, my parents weren’t in the military, though my uncles and an aunt did serve. My...
Lessons from the Legend of C.B. Pierce

Lessons from the Legend of C.B. Pierce

My great-grandfather, Calvin Berry Pierce, was a strapping man who wasn’t particularly patient, so my dad told me during one of our front porch conversations many years ago. Therefore, I’m living proof that a less-than-positive trait can travel at least four...
Why We Need to Change Our Culture of Loneliness

Why We Need to Change Our Culture of Loneliness

Loneliness is on the rise and this will have significant consequences. The Health Resources and Services Administration recently used U.S. Census data to confirm that more and more Americans are living alone. Over 35 million (14% of all U.S. adults), now live by...
How Advanced Directives Ease Family Burdens

How Advanced Directives Ease Family Burdens

Over 60% of all U.S. deaths are due to either heart disease, cancer, diabetes or chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder. In addition, more than 40% of Medicare enrollees over 65 years of age face physical or cognitive challenges. As each of us gets older, two truths...