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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The Caregiver's Workshop

Do you have a workshop? Is it a physical place or a virtual one? Where do you go to spend a little time for yourself? Where do you go to earn a living?

I'm always inspired and fascinated by Paul who apparently kept his day job while serving in full-time ministry, which in my case is care-giving right now. His side job to earn his keep was tent-making; mine would be writing, editing, blogging, and my recently added gig, social media manager.

After this, Paul left Athens and went to Corinth. And he found a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had commanded all the Jews to leave Rome. And he went to see them, and because he was of the same trade he stayed with them and worked, for they were tentmakers by trade. ~Acts 18:1-3.

I have a little workshop. It's the guest room on the second floor. The only place where I can do a little farmhouse decorating ... or come close to it on my budget. 

Oh, I tried!
Speaking of budget ... This blog began as an online journal of my caregiver experiencesa position which came suddenly and surprisingly upon meand perhaps help others on their journey. But it also became necessary to make some sort of a living from it. That part I had to trust the Lord for. 

I've had help along the way, like the wisdom of Jessie Synan to find my place on social media. Follow her on Twitter or on the blog list below.

In any case, trust seems to be my word for June. God has steadily added words since the beginning of the new year: Ask for Wisdom; Wait; Be Still; Be Strong and Courageous; Trust; and, these names: Elohim, Jehovah Jireh, and Adonai. 

The Caregiver's Workshop is an ongoing project, a part of what I like to call my Project-of-Love. It includes transferring this blog from the virtual world to the paper realm. Parts of this blog has already morphed into a 61-page Project-of-Love called Forevermore: Poetry, Prayers, and Scriptures for the Caregiver. We're shooting for a June 21st launch date/party. 

In the meantime we're chiseling away, creating journals to go side by side with Forevermore hopefully inspiring other caregivers, or whoever, to keep a prayer journalone of those Caregiver-Life-Hacks to stay emotionally healthy. Prayer is part of our Armor of God, trust me, learn how to speak with our Lord on this journey. He sees you, Jehovah El Roi watches over you.

Don’t pray when you feel like it. Have an appointment with the Lord and keep it. A man is powerful on his knees. ~Corrie Ten Boom

So this was my catch-up post. A little something to tell myself to keep blogging. Visit The Caregiver's Workshop and support us there if you can. God is up to something. I'm just praying that my ears are open to hear His voice—my spiritual eyes awake to see His path, and peace to wait and trust in Him. Oh, to have faith like Corrie Ten Boom!

Faith sees the invisible, believes the unbelievable, and receives the impossible. ~Corrie Ten Boom

My growing list of amazing bloggers who have helped me on my journey.

Recently completed project for blogger, client, and friend, Deanne Davis.
This was my first Blog-to-Book  project. Available on Amazon.


  1. Love the way you described your workshop and the Caregiver's workshop. Your blog to book projects look amazing! That's an awesome blessing for others! And I'm so honored to be included in your list of bloggers. I feel the same about you, iron sharpening iron, the body of Christ working together to encourage each other and spur each other to do the good works the Lord prepared in advanced for us! Thank you, Deborah!

  2. You're a double-portion blessing to me Karen. And you're right, we're to spur each other on to do good works ... and I love how we celebrate each other's accomplishments, even the little ones.

  3. Thank you so much for honoring my blogs here. You are such a blessing and an encourager. So grateful for your blog and friendship. June 21st is right around the corner! Let me know how I can support you!

    1. Awww, you're most welcome Christina. And yes, I will let you know as soon as Forevermore comes out. Would love some help with getting the word out. You are a blessing to me, too.

  4. Thank you for including me. What a GREAT list of bloggers! I'm so grateful for your encouragement and friendship, Deb!! And I love what you said about Paul maintaining his day job in the midst of his ministry. I often forget about that.

  5. What a beautiful blog site you have! What beautiful work - care-giving and artistry of many types. Thank you for your kindness to me also. I am so honored to be on the list above. Love your help and the help of many of those listed! It is such a blessing.