Monthly Archives: June 2013

Unexpected Miracles

It dawned on me this past week, as I sat visiting with one of my very favorite residents, that I’m dreading saying goodbye. In six weeks, I move on to complete my chaplaincy training in a different pastoral setting, because … Continue reading

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Self-Care

Self-care is so important, and yet so many of us tend to “put our needs on the back burner.”  The Mayo Clinic suggests that we sleep 7 hours every night and the Centers for Disease Control recommends both moderate cardiovascular exercise … Continue reading

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A Walk Through the Woods

Every Saturday and Sunday, if it’s not too cold or hot out, we enjoy taking our little poodle, Rhett, for a good, long walk, not because it improves cognition, but because we love it. Last weekend, shortly into our walk, … Continue reading

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The Sweetest Little Things in Life

Every day I see some of the sweetest little things at work, and when I see them, I can’t help but smile. For example, this past week, as schools have begun to close for the summer, teens are showing up … Continue reading

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The Meaning of Life

What is the meaning of life?  The answer that is universally applicable to every human being is:  We are here to do that which is right, letting love be our guide. Secondary to that universal response is that we each … Continue reading

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Hidden Gems

We see them every day, little hidden gems, but don’t recognize them until something calls our attention to them, like fireflies.  They live in the grass during the day.  We walk over them and don’t see them until one night, … Continue reading

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Happy with Our Lot

Imagine how different the world would be if every man, woman and child were actually happy with the hand they’d been dealt in life. . . “Gealousy” would become a thing of the past. For the vast majority of people I … Continue reading

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