Inmates Volunteer To Recycle Prosthetic Limbs

Since 2011, numerous inmates at a local correctional facility have volunteered to help us with our prosthetic limb recycling program. I recently took a few hours to meet with some of the newer men working there, and listened to their journeys.  Once qualifying for...

Abide With Me: A Mother’s Day Story

Walking alone on a street in Augusta, a twelve-year-old girl made her way to and from the Methodist church near her home.  Clutching her Bible and purse, she comforted herself on the lonely walk by singing the hymn, Abide With Me. For such a young girl, she carried a...

Caregivers and Isolation

Alone, Adrift, Lost—the isolation of a caregiver. In  a  recent  article  in  the Washington Post, the reporter discussed a British survey of retired individuals and the impact of social engagement or isolation on their lifespan. But people who were members of social...

You Can’t Play a Piano With Clenched Fists

Caregivers and Resentment Resentment often feels like a regular companion for caregivers.  It comes in flash points when we feel presumed upon, undervalued, and unappreciated. That resentment, however, cripples us as caregivers far more than it negatively affects...

This Disability Parking Space Label Is Right

Visitors Only Following a 1983 car accident leaving her significantly disabled, Gracie, returned to Nashville's Belmont University to resume music studies.  Due to her extensive injuries, Belmont installed a parking space for Gracie—beside what was then the school of...

Jeff Foxworthy Calls The Show

Superstar comedian, Jeff Foxworthy, called the show to celebrate our 200th episode.  Sharing his own journey as a caregiver, he also voiced his support for fellow caregivers and affirmed his love of our show.  Jeff also took some time to poignantly share moments when...

Strength for Today and Bright Hope for Tomorrow

Four years ago, I nearly died …twice.  A wave of challenges all hit at the same time: serious drug-resistant infections, broken vertebra in my back from a fall, an open wound on my left leg, crippling arthritis from the massive breaks and 70+ surgeries, and a nearly...

An Interview With THE SHACK Author, Paul Young

Paul Young, author of the THE SHACK, called my radio show for family caregivers and discussed the book and the upcoming movie. He read my recent article Why I’m Looking Forward to Seeing The Shack …and I’m a Conservative, Reformed, Evangelical, and took time to call...

A Caregiver’s Heart on Valentine’s Day

Keeping love alive in a relationship affected by disease, impairment, and/or chronic pain is daunting. For families with a disabled loved one, the divorce rate lingers around 90 percent. The heartache is intensified as memories and loneliness crash like waves during...

Gracie-Standing With Hope

GRACIE Standing With Hope by Gracie Rosenberger tells the powerful story that launched a ministry and has touched countless lives. From a tragic car accident that left her permanently disabled and in relentless pain, Gracie emerged as a powerful voice and inspiration...

An Interview With Joni and Ken Tada

Arguably the world’s most poignant speaker and author on the topic of God’s provision in suffering and disability, Joni Eareckson-Tada has inspired, challenged, and strengthened the faith of uncounted millions. Not since the early church fathers has such a voice...

Songs for the Caregiver

As a caregiver for more than 30 years, I understand the heartache and challenges caregivers face. As a pianist for more than 45 years, I understand how to use music to communicate to and for a caregiver's heart.  -Peter Rosenberger The number of caregivers of aging,...

Caregiver Landmine #1: Ignoring Personal Health Needs

65+ million Americans serve as a family caregiver, but 72% of those caregivers put their own health at risk because they don't regularly see a doctor. Do the math, and “Houston …we have a problem!” We caregivers see a lot of doctors. Many of us can perform tasks that...

An Interview With Gary Chapman

Multiple Dove© Award winner and Grammy© nominee, Gary Chapman, brought  his guitar, his humor, and his heart to my radio show, Caregivers With Hope, and shared his journey as a caregiver for his father who had Parkinson's and then developed multiple myeloma. While a...

30 Years

Gracie and I were married 30 years ago today. While that in itself is a significant milestone, Gracie and I have packed quite a few "extras" into our three decades. It seems fitting to introduce this song from my new CD, SONG FOR THE CAREGIVER, on this date. I set out...

The Old Rugged Cross

I recently discovered this recording of Daniel Fisher and I performing these two hymns I arranged. This was recorded live during Communion at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Nashville, TN. Daniel is an extraordinary talent,and when you hear this arrangement, your...

Have you read Romans 10:15?

And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!  Romans 10:15 For nearly a dozen years, Standing With Hope has shipped over hundreds of...

The Ultimate Caregiver

This year, my wife and I celebrate our 30th anniversary.  While a milestone for any marriage, ours brings a heaviness to the journey that most will never experience.  I chose to marry an injured woman. In all fairness, my decision wasn’t based in some sort of nobility...

Phantom Pain for Caregivers

For more than twenty five years, my wife, Gracie, has been an amputee and the subject of phantom-limb pain has often been discussed. Sometimes, amputees can feel the pain of a limb that is not there. In kind of a "reverse phantom-limb pain," we caregivers often feel...

5 Caregiving Lessons From Dad

Five Lessons from My Father That Prepared Me As a Caregiver Of the many things warranting my gratitude, few rise to the level of the deep appreciation I feel for my father—and the impact he continues to have on my life. As a caregiver for a wife with extreme...

Caregiver Guilt Versus Grace

Posted by Peter Rosenberger, Author, Speaker, Radio Host, and 30-year caregiver For every caregiver, guilt remains a seemingly insurmountable obstacle standing between us and a measure of peace in our hearts. In the face of overwhelming odds, we put ourselves in an...

A Remarkable Hero

On June 2, 2016, a remarkable hero quietly left this world. Stepping into eternity, Robertson McQuilkin ended his extraordinary work in this life—and those who knew him and knew of him can all agree on a life well lived in the service of his Savior. For a few years,...

Permanent Disability? Hardly!

Hanging from our car's review mirror is a blue handicap parking placard for Gracie. In bold letters across the bottom it states, "Permanent Disability." Over the last several months my eyes have been drawn to that word "permanent," and it just seems to irritate me....

“Someone Call A Priest!”

In a dusty prosthetic clinic in Ghana, I experienced a teachable moment of God's great grace and mercy. All I could think of was how my own sinful life must have filled Jesus' eyes with tears. A young man from Nigeria once visited the National Prosthetic and Orthotics...

A Balm in Gilead

Gracie and Peter Rosenberger Be Still My Soul/Balm in Gilead Click for more information on the release of SONGS FOR THE CAREGIVER    

A Stark Contrast

For many years, Standing With Hope has partnered with a local correctional facility in Tennessee in a one of a kind program where inmates volunteer to help us recycle used prosthetic limbs.   Each visit, I’m struck by the humility of the inmates and eagerness to work...

Near to the Heart of God

We have a treasure of great hymns that our culture has all but forgotten. This is one written by a Presbyterian minister in 1903 following the death of two of his nieces at an early age from diphtheria. Our music changes when we experience great sorrow, loss, and...

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