Posts Tagged ‘encouragement’

Jim’s Latest Book Is Yours for Free

January 28, 2019

abba-cvrMost of Jim’s writings through the years have revolved around loss and grief, illness and caregiving, healing presence, and managing transition. While there is commonly a spiritual dimension in his works, either in the background or the foreground, as a rule he has chosen not to write specifically religious books. Most references to religion have been with an openness to a variety of faiths, including Judaism and Christianity, Islam and Buddhism, among others.

It is a fact that Jim is himself a Christian, as well as an ordained clergyman. While he has not made his living as the minister of a congregation for over 35 years, he still occasionally performs those functions. When his daughter, the minister at Peace United Church of Christ in Fort Wayne, Indiana, went on a sabbatical leave, he volunteered to preach in her absence for four consecutive Sundays. He chose as his topic the Lord’s Prayer.

Not far into his preparations Jim realized that he could not communicate all he wished in four 20-minute sermons. So he ended up writing out in greater detail what he did not have time to speak, including a hefty selection of themed age-old quotations and some suggestions he proposed for how the reader might bring to life the various parts of this prayer in everyday ways.

The book came to be titled Our Abba: Praying the Lord’s Prayer So It Comes Alive in Us. Jim had a fair number of copies printed and then gave out a complimentary copy to each congregational member after his final sermon.

Now he’s making “Our Abba” available at no cost to you too. Simply click here to download a PDF of the entire book, which you can read on an electronic device or print out on paper. You can also choose a bound, signed copy of the book if you’d like, but he’ll need to charge you for that one. You can order it here. Quantity discounts are available (as with all his books)—call 260.490.2222 for details.

Newest caregiver resource is reduced 60% in price

November 13, 2017

The idea behind “Daily Inspirations for Caregivers” is simple: we help family caregivers start every day well with beautifully-crafted messages that arrive by personalized email for one full year. It is a loving way to help yourself or a caregiver you know benefit from the empathy, encouragement, and support provided.

Each morning brings one of four kinds of inspirations:

  • •  A one- to two-minute video incorporating nature photography, original music, and Jim Miller’s voice.
  • •  A two- to three-minute audio by Jim offering a single positive caregiving message, often calling upon the wisdom of experienced family caregivers, many of them well-known.
  • •  A one-page writing by Jim about one aspect of caregiving that offers advice, encouragement, and support.
  • •  A photo-thought that incorporates one of Jim’s photographs with a memorable, affirming quotation.

Family caregivers report feeling better informed, more confident in their role, and hopeful about the way ahead. Recent feedback has included:

“Thank you for the words, the unpacking of those words, and the extraordinary photography to help illuminate the message. It is a tender and gentle gift to the heart.”
Janie C.
“Without fail I look forward each day to what I will be receiving from you, and I am never disappointed. You have an incredible ability to share the wisdom of yourself and others in a way that is always fresh, relevant, and impactful.”
 Paul J.
“I think I have not come upon anyone who has written from the heart so thoroughly, quietly, and humbly. All the good and ill of your life you have kneaded together into the perfect life-giving loaf of Love.”
Dai-En B.

If you’re a professional in a healthcare practice or a health-related organization, you can provide “Daily Inspirations for Caregivers” as a way of encouraging and empowering family caregivers of the ill, the injured, or the incapacitated. As you enable the more positive spirits of caregivers and consequently their care receivers, you promote healing and health all the way around, including with your own staff members.

Better yet, if your organization purchases subscriptions for individual caregivers, the cost is reduced even more, depending upon the quantity you order. The cost can be as low as $5.00 each.

Contact Cat or Jim at 260.490.2222 to learn more or email us at orders@willowgreen.com.