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...

Have You Found Your Melody?

Caregivers can easily lose their identity in caring for that loved one—and it becomes hard to speak from their own hearts, pain, anger, frustration, and sadness. Losing one's identity is the first step on a downward spiral for a caregiver. I've got thirty years of...

Faith Worth Imitating

Editor’s note: In 1983, Gracie Parker Rosenberger fell asleep at the wheel and experienced a horrific car accident that has led to at least 78 operations, including the amputation of both legs. She wrote the following about her experience in the months and...

10 Scriptures for Caregiver Stress

Putting yourself between a vulnerable loved one and disaster is no easy task.  With seemingly relentless crises and unending drama, it's hard to think clearly at times—an often hard to know how to pray.  Here are 10 scriptures that are easy to memorize to help focus...

Transcending Bullying

By Gracie Rosenberger Published February 05, 2016 FoxNews.com   Another heartbreaking tale of bullying hit the media recently, and this one ended even more tragically with the death of a precious young girl.  We felt her family’s anguish as we learned of another...

Annette

Last week we received this picture of Annette (12 months old) walking on her new prosthetic limb.  Joseph Thompson made this for her using supplies and materials that Standing With Hope provides.  Annette developed an infection in her leg, but due to a strike by...

AARP’s Study of TN Caregivers

AARP released a new study of caregivers in Tennessee.  Joining the show recently was AARP's director for the state of Tennessee, Rebecca Kelly. Annette Last week we received this picture of Annette (12 months old) walking on her new prosthetic limb.  Joseph Thompson...

Simon: Success Beyond Our Dreams

When we first heard of Simon from members of the Peace Corp in Ghana, we knew we faced a challenge.  Simon has what is known as a hip-disarticulation amputation.  His is missing his leg all the way to the hip.  This is the most challenging lower limb prosthesis to...

Caregivers of Wounded Warriors

Since 2003, Gracie and I have made many trips to Walter Reed and other military bases to speak with wounded warriors. On November 18 I return to Fort Campbell to talk with caregivers of wounded warriors. It's an interesting day for me to do that ...because it is the...

Press Release

< NOVEMBER IS NATIONAL CAREGIVER AWARENESS MONTH Estimated Over $1 Trillion of Wealth Will Be Transferred in Cost of Care by 2030 72% of U.S. Caregivers in Danger of Leaving Loved Ones Without a Caregiver Entirely NASHVILLE, TENN., October 28, 2015 — There is a...

Impotent Fury

While seemingly appearing to be in control or even long-suffering, we caregivers know the impotent fury that can often live in our hearts.  One of the great challenges of serving as a caregiver is the relentless assault on our sense of being in control.  We become...

The Ultimate Caregiver

On the dedication page of my new book, HOPE FOR THE CAREGIVER, you Will Find: Solus Christus The Ultimate Caregiver of a Wounded Bride "Solus Christus" or "through Christ Alone" describes my deep conviction that my only hope is through Christ Alone. "Solus Christus"...

Wisdom from a 37-Year Caregiving Mother

  From this week's show (10/12/2015).  Bette from Memphis takes some time to share thoughts she's learned from serving as a caregiver for her son, Walker (Cerebral Palsy), for 37 years. Also, the Count of Mighty Disco (our show's producer) brings it with the best...

Sandra

In 2012, we met a girl named Sandra Twum.  Hit by a car at age 9, Sandra lost her left leg.   As the amputation site healed, Sandra developed a small bony protrusion on her limb which prohibited fitting her with a prosthesis. Talking with her mother, Philomena, I saw...

Don’t Do This Alone!

All too often, caregivers try to "white-knuckle" through the brutal challenges of caregiving all by themselves.  It's unsustainable!  Listen to this clip from the radio show.     Standing With Hope's Outreach to Family Caregivers Tens of millions of...

Caregivers and Nurses

Through my 30 year journey as caregiver, I’ve met and worked with hundreds of nurses.  I’ve encountered nurses from every type of faith and from nearly every ethnicity— as well as all age groups such as those with fresh student patches on their uniforms to veteran...

Napoleon

Of all the patients we've treated through Standing With Hope's prosthetic limb ministry, Napoleon's story grabs us even stronger than most. When a transformer blew, Napoleon was knocked unconscious, and awoke to find himself suspended in his harness with his left leg...

Caregivers and Addictions

Often, pharmaceuticals or alcohol compound an already challenging situations.  Listen to the show from September 20 to hear Peter Rosenberger's thoughts on this issue. The nation's #1 show for caregivers on 1510 WLAC each Sunday at 3 PM...

Prosthetic Team Trip 2015

On 8/28/2015, Standing With Hope will send another team to continue the prosthetic limb ministry launched more than a decade ago. Below are team members that raise their support, and you can help sponsor one or all. In addition, there are critical supplies needed such...

Heaven’s Not the Reason

A new song performed by Gracie Rosenberger and Scat Springs. Written by Peter and Gracie Rosenberger, and Hank Martin   [kad_vimeo url="https://vimeo.com/136678251" width=500 height=300 ]

Caregiver With A Black Belt

Part of my journey as a caregiver is taking care of myself physically. On the show, in my book, and in live events, I regularly emphasize the need for each caregiver to see to their physical, emotional, fiscal, professional, and spiritual needs. Healthy caregivers...

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