Do Churches Participate in Euthanasia by Omission?

Euthanasia is the act or practice of killing someone who is very sick or injured in order to prevent further suffering. Some call it “mercy killing.” Usually it involves a decision made by someone who has the power to deliver the action, but euthanasia can...

Finding Peace When There Is No More Medication

I live with elevated blood pressure and take daily medication to lower it. The reason for my high blood pressure is irrelevant at this point. When I forget to take my medication, I get a headache. If I forget to take my blood pressure medication two days in a row, I...

Preparing for a Shift in Healthcare Provisions

For years I have been working in the health field – caring for older persons, teaching others to care for older persons and advocating for future needs of older persons. Sometimes I felt folk were not hearing me – especially 20 years ago when I started to raise...

Need A Casket? Churches Could Help With Funeral Care

Hard data from the 1990s showed that beginning about now, our healthcare system would be in crisis because baby boomers would be retiring and living longer than previous retirees. The new retirees would be expecting to draw Social Security and use Medicare for many...