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“The Ecstasy of the Gods” Happiness in the Sermon on the Mount

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As we’ve put together our series entitled, “What Jesus Said About Happiness,” we have discovered lots of wonderful things. This blog entry is about one of those discoveries. We hope you find it as wonderful as we have. Makarios Many readers will know that the New Testament was written in Greek. Therefore, what we read … Read more

Shorter Days and Dementia: Fighting Late-Day Confusion

Shorter Days and Dementia: Fighting Late-Day Confusion dementia 2

Late-Day Confusion One of the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia is late-day confusion. Often called “sundowning,” this phenomenon usually worsens as the days get shorter. If someone you care for has dementia, you may notice them getting more confused and agitated in late afternoon and evening. As the days get shorter, … Read more

Visiting Hospice Patients: Top 5 Questions Answered

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Visiting a Patient in Hospice Care If you know someone in hospice care, you may have concerns about visiting. Will you disturb them? Will you make them feel worse? Will they be able to enjoy your visit? These are all valid questions, and their answers may depend on specific circumstances. However, there is one question … Read more

True Power/True Happiness: What Jesus Said About Happiness Part 4

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Happy are the Meek In Matthew 5:5, Jesus says, “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.” I cannot think of anything more countercultural than that. In Jesus’ day, the Jewish people He taught were living under the occupation of the mighty Roman empire. These oppressed Roman subjects must’ve perked up when they … Read more

What Jesus Said About Happiness Part 3

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Matthew 5 begins with what we know as the beatitudes. These are Jesus’ opening statements of the “Sermon on the Mount.” In these powerfully counter-cultural statements, Jesus describes those whose hearts are ready to experience true happiness. In this issue, we’ll pause to take a brief overview of this important passage. The Heart The passage … Read more

What Jesus Said About Happiness Part 2

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Last month we began a series on happiness with a special approach. We’re looking at the sermon on the mount, and specifically the beatitudes. The beatitudes are several statements Jesus made in which He clearly defines what true happiness looks like. In most translations of the Bible, each beatitude begins with the word “blessed.” That word, … Read more

What Jesus Said About Happiness

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Focus on Happiness Several months ago we began a series on happiness. The response was so positive that we’ve chosen to continue that topic in the first blog of each month. We’ve looked at what experts say about happiness and lots of practical suggestions. The Ultimate Source But as a Christian organization, we believe that … Read more

Texas Hospice Care | Crown Hospice

Texas Hospice Care | Crown Hospice – Questions? Contact us here. Texas Hospice Care is all about living. Hospice neither speeds up or slows down death. Rather, it focuses on life, dignity, and providing the highest quality of living possible.  What is Provided by Hospice? Our diverse team of professionals from a variety of fields … Read more

Spring & Summer Senior Fitness Tips

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Fitness is important. All of us agree that physical fitness is important. Not only does physical fitness help us feel better physically, but emotionally and mentally as well. That means that when we’re active, were healthier, happier, and sharper, too! But as we get older, many of us find it more difficult to stay active. … Read more

Happiness Part 3: 5 (More) Mood-boosting Activities

Happiness Part 3: 5 (More) Mood-boosting Activities happiness 9

Focus on happiness Over the last few months, our first blog of each month has focused on happiness. Studies show that happy people have fewer aches and pains. Happy people have better relationships. Happy people are healthier and live longer in general. What many people might fail to recognize is that a terminal diagnosis does … Read more

3 Ways to Avoid Caregiver Burnout

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Caregivers are heroes If you’re a caregiver for a hospice patient, Alzheimer’s patient, or anyone with long-term needs, you are a true hero. You sacrifice in ways many others do not understand. Yes, it’s rewarding, but it can also be very taxing emotionally as well as physically. It’s important to watch for signs of burnout. … Read more

Your Grief is Unique

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Griefing is a part of life. One of the primary tenets of hospice care is to value death as a natural part of life. In the same way that we acknowledge the beginning of life, we acknowledge and respect its end. And a part of that acknowledgment is grief. Everyone experiences grief, just as everyone … Read more