Monthly Archives: May 2013


People often ask me what I’m going to do after I become an “official” chaplain.  My response is, “probably work as a hospice chaplain.” Their reaction is typically, “Why would you want to do something like that?  It’s so depressing.” … Continue reading

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100 Years?

As a 52-year-old aspiring chaplain, I am amazed every day with the people with whom I am blessed to visit.  I personally visit with four people who are all 100 years or older who are still mentally intact.  They are … Continue reading

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A Universal Prayer

Universally, no matter who I visit on my rounds as a chaplain intern, everyone wants to pray for healing, health, love, and family, which makes sense, because they are really THE BIG PICTURE in our spiritual and physical well-being.   … Continue reading

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Yesterday was my last opportunity to teach my 8th grade class about relationships using Jewish ethics and values as a guide. As they’d finished playing the “Relationships” board game they constructed using the emotional development tools they learned about this … Continue reading

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The Ant, the Ear, and Life

Nineteen and-a-half years ago, when I was pregnant with our second child, I awoke abruptly to the sound of a blood-curdling scream. It was deep in my ear. I’d never heard anything like it except maybe in horror movies. I … Continue reading

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