10 thoughts on “Parables of Jesus

  1. Tammy Chamberlain says:

    Hi,
    I cannot thank you enough for the servos you provide. I am an activities director for a memory care unit, we do Saturday morning services and you are a hit! They absolutely love the songs and your words.
    I have made sure to tell others about your website as well.
    Thanks again, keep up the great work

    Tammy

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    • Elisa Bosley says:

      Tammy, thank you so, so much! You just made my day. May I ask where your community is located? God bless you for your service to your dear elders, and please spread the word however you see fit.

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      • Brenda says:

        My mother recently went into an assisted living and of course with Covid we can only do window visits. She had started a Bible study in the assisted living where she’s at and now that they are quarantined in their rooms unable to get out. I would like to have a Bible study with my mother we could do it over the phone do you have any suggestions, she does have dementia

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      • Elisa Bosley says:

        Brenda, bless you for wanting to do this with your mom! I think my Bible study guides would work for this purpose; they are designed for elders with dementia and are very interactive, with lots of questions for discussion. If she can still read, send the large-font printout of the passage you choose (it’s always the last page of each study guide) to the memory care staff to give to her in advance, and alert them that you plan to call her at such-and-such time so they’ll be sure she has it ready to go. As you go through the passage together, use as much or as little of the discussion guide as you like — feel free to skip questions, add your own, etc. You certainly don’t have to finish an entire passage — let your mom’s mood and energy be your guide. If she starts to get tired or less engaged, you can simply say something like “that’s probably enough Bible for today — I’m so glad we could talk about it together!” If she likes music, you might also want to begin and end with a familiar hymn (one or two verses); music is always so comforting, even over the phone. Please let me know if you have any other questions — I’d love to hear how it goes.

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  2. Charles A Irish says:

    I have been asked to give a lesson twice a month to a Community Care Center over my desk top computer. Your lessons are an excellent format to teach from.

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  3. Paula Classey says:

    Hi Elisa!

    Thank you for these resources. I am a spiritual care lead in Long Term Care and assisted living in Canada. I do a Bible Study for both and have been using your Bible Study guides. We get into some great conversations around your questions and my seniors love the study. Several times I have asked if they want another format and the answer is always a resounding “No”, we enjoy what you are doing and learn so much.

    I also do a regular hymn sing and almost exclusively use your screens. My senior friends express to me when I use other ones that they like yours best because they are easy to sing to and see. I also take an IPad with me on one on one visits and sing individually with my friends in long term care.

    I do a weekly service and generate my own services however, from time to time I just plain run out of time to do this well. I have frequently told them that “my friend in Spritual Care” is coming as our guest speaker today/. They laugh and then enjoy your service. I like the interactive part timed just right to keep them engaged and make us part of the service.
    Even when generating my own material I will use y/our format now. It works!

    I do not know if you are aware what a gift it is to all of us out there that you work so very hard at making all of your resources available. What a blessing you are.
    Thank you for providing this. In a lonely profession you truly do feel like a friend and support for those working in spiritual care.

    God’s richest Blessings and Peace to you,
    Paula Classey

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    • Elisa Bosley says:

      Wow, Paula – way to make me cry! Thank you so much for these kind and encouraging words… and even more important, thank you for your beautiful and dedicated care for these dear elders. It makes my heart sing to hear how you use the resources *interactively* — that’s my intent but of course I’m not sure people use them that way 😌 Many blessings on you, and prayers for your continued ministry — I am honored to partner with you.

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