"Why should I tell my life story?" It's a good question, one I hear frequently. I can easily rattle off several reasons:
Sharing stories encourages a closer, more meaningful relationship with your children and grandchildren.READ MORE
This is a unique time in history. Every man and woman has a voice. Their thoughts and opinions can be expressed for the world to read like never before. Everyone can easily have at least 15 minutes of fame. Now here's a revolutionary thought. What if everyone had an autobiography? What if you didn't have to be rich, famous, or unnaturally brillant to have your own 50-page or 100-page book of stories, memories, life lessons, and values?READ MORE
If your small group or church is seeking an intergenerational Bible study or Bible study for older adult ministry, look no further than The Great Story and Your Story: Connecting the Bible to Everyday Lives. The authors, Dr. Richard Morgan and Beth Sanders, relate scripture to their own personal life stories and then invite the participants to do the same. This new 12-week study covers the following topics:READ MORE
MemoryBio, a picture-based reminiscence and journaling program for people who have Alzheimer’s Disease, dementia and mild cognitive impairment, will be officially released by www.LifeBio.com at the American Society on Aging Conference in Las Vegas, Nev., in March 15-19.READ MORE
The gift of memories
Even if a senior has never been interested in writing, the LifeBio Memory Journal is a clever way to jog memories and pass along stories and wisdom to younger family members. After each question is sufficient space to capture handwritten answers.
Mother’s Day reminds me of the memories my mom gave me.
It was a cold and snowy winter in 1978 in Erie, Pennsylvania and mom and I were working on my decorations for my first big birthday party. We made a paper mache snowman and set him on a tinfoil ice rink surrounded by cottonball snow. It was beautiful. Then mom made her delicious homemade bread dough which became pizza dough for my 9th birthday. I was particularly proud to have eaten 9 pieces of pizza on my 9th birthday!
Love is in the air as Valentine’s Day approaches and lots of LOVE belongs in our life stories too. Love stories and how people met are a BIG part of people’s life stories. Mary met her husband on the street in Chicago during World War II. Audrey and her husband were high school sweethearts. Bill met his wife at church and Ray met his wife at work.READ MORE
Why do people do it? Why are thousands of people capturing their life stories right now? Why are they recording it for all time so it won’t be lost or forgotten?Are they thinking they are famous so they deserve it? Are they thinking that they’d like to have their name remembered for all time? What’s really going on here in the personal history trend that is exploding across America and around the world?READ MORE