April 29, 2019

Exciting news!

Today several of our faithful volunteers are gathering to get the next newsletter out! Watch for yours in the mail this week!

Not subscribed to our mailing list? Let Michelle know you'd like to be added. We also have an emailing list, if you'd rather recei...

April 25, 2019

I have peppermint growing wild in my herb garden. Most of the time it's just annoying, having to rip out unneeded plants that spread almost faster than I can pull them.

But this time of year, I rediscover the joy of peppermint tea made from fresh little spring leaves th...

April 22, 2019

Our residents enjoy getting out in the spring to see the new life around them. They like to remember the days they spent planting crops and growing gardens.

Spring drives give us a chance to see the field work. But the greenhouse outing lets us remember those days of pl...

April 18, 2019

Typically, I think of Easter as being a happy holiday, a rejoicing of new birth. But that first Easter began with the hollow ache of grief.

"Good Friday" did not feel good to anyone who knew justice. An innocent man condemned to die as a criminal? What was good about th...

April 15, 2019

If you or someone you know has young kids and aren't busy Good Friday morning (April 19), we'd love for you to join us for our annual Children's Easter Party.

There will be lots to see and do--an Easter egg hunt, games, snacks, photo props, face painting, and even a vi...

April 11, 2019

Mary Sherwood has been playing piano for years. And, like anyone who has done something for ages, she is utterly familiar and comfortable with it.

I can guarantee that tonight will be fun. Mary's lighthearted playing style, her serious musicianship, and her heartfelt te...

April 8, 2019

One of the most moving experiences of my life has been singing annually in Handel's Messiah. And without fail, the second section, the Passion section, reduces me to tears.

It's really the chorus "Behold the Lamb of God" that does it.

John the Baptist used those words wh...

April 4, 2019

I can still see my grandma on her knees bending over her garden. When our dusty minivan pulled up her long lane, she stood, brushed the dirt off her hands, and came to meet us. She went into the house, pulled out an old grocery sack, and handed Mom a knife.

"There's lo...

April 1, 2019

Spring is full of waiting--waiting for the snow to melt, waiting for the first crocuses to bloom, waiting for the baby animals to appear, waiting for the leaves to start "greening."

In the same way, I think the disciples must have felt breathless as the life of Jesus re...

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