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Understanding Life’s Stages by Sherri Snider, M.S.W

Sherri Snider with mother, Norma. I was spanked as a child. Probably not as often as I needed it, (and less than my brothers), but my mother regularly “put it to me.” I especially remember coming home from church one Sunday after misbehaving. I knew I was going to “get it!” I told

Age No Excuse in an Age of Excuses

2 Corinthians 4:16-18 Introduction: There seems to be some confusion as to when someone qualifies as a senior. • Your kids start calling you old at 45 • AARP lets you join at 50 • Burger King extends their Senior Discount at 55 • Social Security lets you retire at 62 • Medicare makes you

TBH Response to Influenza and the Coronavirus

The health and safety of our residents and staff is our top priority. In light of the increasing concern over the transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Influenza viruses, we have taken every precaution to prevent the spread of these illnesses as recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). We have infection control policies

It’s Not Our Job to Fix Them by Sherri Snider, M.S.W.

AV Administrator Sherri Snider with her mother, Norma. My mother has dementia….like her mother before her, my beautiful Momma, with her winning smile, has dementia. When it first started and she could remember, she called it her “affliction.” Now, she just knows fear and frustration at trying to communicate her needs. It breaks

Standing in the Gap by Dr. Ron Mackey

Dr. Ron Mackey, Director of Advancement As Dr. Milford Riggs traveled the state of Missouri more than a century ago, his heart was broken by the plight of older Baptist pastors who, at the end of years of proclaiming the Gospel and faithfully serving the church, found themselves impoverished, sometimes virtually homeless and

Give Your Estate Plans a Check-Up by Nick Davis

Nick Davis, Advancement Officer Eastern Missouri A New Year has begun and many of us are focusing on tax preparation. When tax returns are complete, a person has an up-to-date picture of his financial affairs. Now is a strategic time to either develop an estate plan or review the plans already prepared that

Honoring Wisdom by Dr. Rodney Harrison, President

Dr. Rodney Harrison, Transitional President Since moving to Missouri in 2003, I have enjoyed the privilege of visiting over dozens of new churches. A surprising—and encouraging—observation has been the number of senior adults attending these church plants. I believe God is calling many believers 62 and over to be actively involved in church

Take the Keys?

We asked The Baptist Home's Administrators whether it is ok to take away the car keys from an aging parent. Each offered their own unique perspective, which speaks to the diversity of each situation. Every family scenario is as unique and complicated as the personalities and relationships involved. (A beautiful, but challenging reality.) Common among

Advent-Memory Making Through Anticipation

Five years ago, I had the idea to create an Advent calendar for our nephews that lived on the other side of the state. I wanted to be able to still be a part of their Christmas season despite not being there. The calendar would be filled with scripture references, activities and treats and would,