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Some of the Thoughts for Today are adapted from Give Us This Day: Daily Hope for Caregivers by Martha Evans Sparks, ©2003. Used by permission of Wesleyan Publishing House. All rights reserved. Unless otherwise noted, scripture quotations are from the New International Version of the Bible.

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Raising Your Children's Children

Raising Your Children's Children by Martha Evans Sparks Sometimes, people mess up.

Over six million children live in grandparent-headed households in the United States today. Raising Your Children's Children is a "first reader" of fast, accurate answers to sudden questions from the world of child neglect and abuse, court proceedings, custody arrangementd, and drug addiction grandparents never knew existed.

Published March 2011 by Beacon Hill Press.

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Strength for Today

"Martha Sparks gives us a shot of inspiration in her daily devotionals. The readings bring us to hope, provide commentary on scripture and life, offer specific points of help, then close with prayers fresh as a new day."
Donald E. Demaray
Emeritus Beeson Professor of Biblical Preaching
Asbury Theological Seminary

"Nothing is more certain in life than loss and change. Readers can carry away from Martha Evans Sparks' book what the title promises: Strength for Today: Daily Encouragement through Life's Transitions. She reminds readers that no matter what their age, they remain vital human beings, loved of God, with power, under His direction to weather the transitions and losses of aging."
Harold G. Koenig, M.D.
Founder and Director, Center for the Study of Religion/Spirituality and Health
Duke University Medical Center

From empty nesting to downsizing to grandparenting to retirement, life is filled with transitions--and loss. Yet change is not the only constant: God remains the same.

With tenderness, grace, and a dash of humor, Martha Evans Sparks offers the best medicine for coping with life's many transitions--encouragement.

This collection of inspiring devotionals will remind you that no matter your age or stage of life, you remain a vibrant peson, able to weather transitions and make a vital contribution to the world around you. The best is yet to be!

Published December 2005 by Wesleyan Publishing House.

Give Us This Day

Caring for a chronically ill or disabled loved one is physically, emotionally and spiritually demanding. Give Us This Day offers practical guidance for those who provide care for a family member or friend.

Real-life experiences open the door to stirring devotionals for those who cope with the loneliness and frustration of caring for an ailing loved one. Readers see that they are not alone and that God will provide the faith, hope, and strength that they need each day.

Give Us This Day features:

60 daily devotions on self-worth, strength, wisdom, encouragement, gratitude, and patience.

Real-life vignettes of caregiving experience

Poignant prayers by the author's late husband, closing each chapter with a time of worship.

Published May 2003 by Wesleyan Publishing House.

Cherish the Days

In our highly mobile society, many people are separated from aging loved ones. Cherish the Days offers inspiration, insight, and practical help for those who face the loneliness and frustration of long-distance caregiving.

As our population ages, the number of caregivers increases, and so does the realization that caregiving is a stressful, demanding task. Here is real help for those who face the challenges of assisting loved ones across town or across the country.

Among other things, Cherish the Days will help you:

  • Manage the stress of long-distance care
  • Cope with manipulative family members
  • Select a nursing home
  • Deal with care receivers who are unsafe drivers
  • Published June 2004 by Wesleyan Publishing House.

    Strength For Today
    Give Us This Day: Daily Hope For Caregivers
    Cherish the Days: Inspiration & Insight For Long-Distance Caregivers