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Episode 163

Can love bloom amidst the challenges of caregiving? Join me, Rayna Neises, as we explore this question with our special guest Deb Farris.  Deb is a former equity actor/singer and caregiver for her parents. Despite the obstacles she encountered, she found an extraordinary strength to love and take care of her parents.  Her father’s stories from his childhood, his passion for horses, and their shared meals became an inspiration for her writing and faith.
Deb takes us on a heartfelt journey of her deepening faith as she navigated through her caregiving season. This transformative period in her life revealed her own gifts and brought unexpected joy even amidst difficult times. Through her faith, she found hope and healing, and she encourages all of us to do the same. Her journey is a testament to how faith can be a beacon of light even in our darkest hours, and it’s a story that needs to be heard. 
 As we conclude this enlightening episode, she reflects on how her daily practice of reading the Bible and praying has transformed her life. She emphasizes the importance of allowing the Holy Spirit to interpret the Bible to us and to listen for God’s voice in all aspects of our lives. Deb’s message of finding hope and purpose is truly inspiring. Listen in as she shares her words of wisdom for caregivers, including the crucial importance of self-care. If you’re seeking hope and resilience in the face of great challenges, this episode is a must-listen. Tune in as we explore Deb’s incredible journey.

0:06     Finding Hope in Caregiving
8:05     Finding Faith and Joy in Caregiving
16:16   Hope and Purpose Through Caregiving
17:19.  Daily Reading the Bible Transforms

This Episode is brought to you by:

Deb Farris

Deb Farris

Deb Farris is a writer from Wisconsin. She is a former equity actor and singer who served on the adjunct faculties of Tulane University, the University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill, and the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee. She was Executive Director of the nonprofit arts organization Danceworks MKE for 18 years and is the author of Conversations with Dad. She recently completed a new biography about Missionaries Marc and Nan Erickson, Just Along for the Ride, and is currently working on her debut novel. Deb holds an MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in dance and writes weekly on her blog to encourage hope in the hard places.


Deb is a contributing author to Content Caregiver Magazine.  Read her story and tips by subscribing today!

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*Transcript is an actual recount of the live conversation

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Rayna Neises

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Rayna Neises, ACC

Author of No Regrets: Hope for Your Caregiving Season, Editor of Content Magazine, ICF Certified Coach, Speaker, Podcast Host, & Positive Approach to Care® Independent Trainer offering encouragement, support, and resources to those who are in a Season of Caring for Aging Parents.

Her passion is for those caring and their parents, so that both might be seen, not forgotten & cared for, not neglected.

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