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Recommended Devotional Reading Book of ConcordFormula of Concord

  • Mon—The Holy Supper of Christ 21—30
  • Tue—The Holy Supper of Christ 31—42
  • Wed—The Person of Christ: Intro—9
  • Thu—The Person of Christ: 10—18
  • Fri—The Person of Christ: 19—26
  • Sat—The Person of Christ: 27—39

Book recommendations from Pastor Maas

Weary Joy: The Caregiver’s Journey

by Marxhausen, Kim


In the United States, life expectancy continues to rise, but so do the diagnoses of dementia and health-care costs.  Kim Marxhausen’s Weary Joy: The Caregiver’s Journey follows the unique challenges that come with caring for someone with dementia in the modern era. Written for caregivers and as a resource to pass to those caring for their loved ones, read about the burden that seems to come from helping those with dementia and how to overcome them. 

Included in the short chapters are prayers that encourage while offering hope and a few laughs. Weary Joy is meant to show reader’s God’s grace and Jesus’ care while discovering helpful hints on resilience and endurance to navigate the challenging world of caregiving. 

About the Author

I taught in LCMS Lutheran schools for more than 25 years, until God led me to begin a PhD program in Educational Psychology. I currently teach and learn at the University of Nebraska/Lincoln and at Concordia University/Nebraska.

My ministry involves supporting teachers and parents. I speak on issues of faith and emotional literacy and effecting change in the learning community. I have written a parenting newsletter for many years and have published teacher resource books on science and art.

Here you will find the resources I have developed as part of my ministry journey. I pray they are a blessing to you. May they help you to nurture the tender plants in your care.

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