Category Archives: family bonds

If Only . . .

Let us try to avoid Life’s “if only’s” Like If only I’d been kinder More empathetic Spent more time with friends Spent more time with family Appreciated those in my life Worked less Loved more Cared more Read more Rested … Continue reading

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That Final Journey “Home”

This past year as a hospice chaplain I’ve discovered a pattern In my hospice patients: So many discuss trips For which they’re preparing In dreams they have before that final journey One talked about having to set sail . . … Continue reading

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Teachings of Hospice

I see families who hate families who love families who support one another and families who tear one another down And I pray for them all for those who don’t know love to find it for those who know love … Continue reading

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