The Official Newspaper of the Diocese of Little Rock


‘It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing.’

-Attributed to St. Teresa of Kolkata (Mother Teresa)

Caregiving can be both an act of love and a burden. In this section, you’ll read stories from caregivers, advice to de-stress and resources to help along this special journey.  


Caregiving: at the intersection of ministry, charity and love

By Aprille Hanson, Published: March 12, 2018   

Every night, Alice Nahas tucks her mother into bed. She has two stuffed animals, a big bulldog and a small reindeer, perched at her feet. With the bed rails up and the blankets tucked snug on her sides, “I’ll say, ‘I love you a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck.’ And she’ll say, ‘I loved you first.’ I’ll tell her she loved me first and she’s loved me the longest.” Alice Johnson, More... 

Caregiving is stressful, but you can do something about it

By Aprille Hanson, Published: March 11, 2018   

Dr. Sherry Simon, a clinical psychologist and parishioner at Christ the King Church in Little Rock, said she sees caregivers several times a week who fill various roles, from caring for an elderly parent to a disabled child. Because people are often thrust into a caregiving role, Simon said it’s important to remember that all of life’s other stresses — work, family, etc. — do not go away. “Oftentimes it takes a long time to recognize More... 

Help for the helpers: resources for caregivers

Published: March 10, 2018   

Each day 10,000 Baby Boomers are retiring, according to Couple that with fewer people entering the workforce, it makes for the perfect storm of caregiving now and in the future. While there are many businesses offering certified home care assistance, many families do not have that option because of lack of insurance coverage, where they live or financial constraints, said Mike Martin, director of Visiting Angels of Central Arkansas, which provides homecare. Even if money More...