Looking Toward the Promise

This is today’s sermon on Luke 2:22-40 Just as Frodo Baggins, the Hobbit, was setting about the business of stepping outside his front door, the text chime on my phone dinged. “We’re headed to the hospital,” my brother-in-law had written. I closed my book and threw it into my purse, miraculously found my keys in […]

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Sunny Vale Memory Care 

The longest of my all essay final for Intro to Dementia was to choose a space for PWD (persons with dementia) to receive services, be it their own home, a skilled nursing facility, assisted living facility or adult day program and show in 3-4 pages, what special attention to details of dining, lighting, safety I’d […]

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Hello and Goodbye

Today was the hardest day adjusting to my new normal – a normal in which my sweet and funny furry little companion of four years, OliverElizabethRobb, is no longer with us. It hit hardest today because when he died last week, Thanksgiving preparations were in place and the inertia of turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce and […]

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Never Forgotten

Once, when I was little, I got left at church. That Sunday had been unusually busy, and I got lost in the shuffle. I remember feeling afraid because I was alone, but also sad because I’d been forgotten. My grandfather’s greatest fear was being forgotten, because in his volunteer work in nursing homes, he often […]

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