Joni and Friends Blog

Privilege to Serve


Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada. My friend Cindi is a wife, she works a full-time job—and she cares for her elderly mother with dementia. But listen to what she says: “Joni, I have a caregiver for my mother during the day, but at night and on the weekends, it is my privilege to care for her, even at times when she is combative and hostile.” How can Cindi see helping her mom as a privilege and not a burden? By remembering First Samuel chapter 12, “Serve him faithfully… consider what great things he has done for you.” Cindy can serve her mother faithfully when she stops and considers all that her mother (not to mention the Lord) has done for her.

So, friend, if you are giving care to someone with dementia, ask God to help you to look at it as a privilege. And if you need help, resources or a word of encouragement, visit joniandfriends.org.


Affirming Your Caregiver

Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada, and I have a sacrificial caregiver in my husband, Ken Tada. Like when Ken sets his watch at night to wake every few hours to turn me in bed, or when he goes out of his way to go to the medical supply store. That is a sacrificial service that honors God. And for that, I enjoy affirming him…  Read More

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