January 23, 2020

Yesterday afternoon, snowballs were whizzing here at the home. Activity Assistants Phyllis Eden and Carol Martin kicked things off with some snowy jokes and riddles, followed by the ceremonial "forming a snowball" from tissue paper. Then we were ready to play. Staff, r...

January 20, 2020

Today throughout our nation, schoolkids everywhere are celebrating a man who changed the world he lived in--not by violence or force, but by peaceful protestation and kindness.

What would our world look like if we took this attitude toward those we disagreed with? Prove...

January 16, 2020

It's time for another Family Night!

Tonight we're welcoming Illinois Rail, a local group of singers and musicians. Our residents look forward to their performance every year. Without fail, they have put on a great show for us here--smooth gospel singing with a tinge of...

January 13, 2020

After the Christmas and New Year's celebrations are over and all the holiday sugar has been consumed, it's easy to let this time of year become boring. Even the weather tends to be more bleak and bleary after the sparkle of the holidays are over--grey clouds overtake t...

January 9, 2020

Next weekend, the nursing home board is hosting an evening "thank you" meal for staff to show their appreciation for the effort that goes into making our facility run smoothly.

Some days are rougher than others. Some days, we have wild goose chases on the phone trying t...

January 6, 2020

January is National Soup Month.

You probably already knew this--not because you did your research, but because soup just seems to fit January. A hot bowl of soup on a cold day can "warm you from the inside out," as my mother would say. No one feels like eating soup when...

January 2, 2020

Every new year, millions of people promise themselves that they are going to do better in the new year. They are going to exercise more, drink more water, be a more responsible employee, be a more intentional mom, etc., etc.

Research shows that only 8% of these same peo...

December 30, 2019

In no particular order, here are some of our favorite pictures from 2019. We hope your 2020 is great!

December 26, 2019

I'm never ready for this season to end. I'd like to linger in this state of breathless anticipation for months, dragging out the celebration and the awe. I guess you could say that "all I want for Christmas is two whole weeks of celebration."

But that's not quite how it...

December 23, 2019

I wonder what that night was like before the angels appeared and shocked the shepherds almost witless with fright.

Was it really a "silent night" or were the sheep agitated? Were there wolves howling in the distance, causing disturbance in the flock and unease with the...

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