April 30, 2020

And just like that, April is all but gone, and May is knocking on the door.

Not that I'm sad to say good-bye to April. I think all of us healthcare workers are eager to turn the page to May this year in the hopes that maybe things will start to return to normal.

But we c...

April 27, 2020

So many of you have been asking how things are going here at the Home.

The truth is that it's been hard. The additional regulations, the constant precautions, the intentional one-on-one attention--it's been a hard month that has demanded a lot from our staff.

But through...

April 23, 2020

Several years ago, I read the book Life is So Good by George Dawson.

In a nutshell, George Dawson grew up in the poverty of a former slave's family. Because money was so scarce, George worked long hours to raise the money for his siblings to attend school. But George hi...

April 20, 2020

This week is National Volunteer Appreciation Week.

We love our volunteers. Every single day of the year, we have volunteers delivering mail, helping with church services, assisting residents with beauty shop, helping with activities, driving residents to appointments an...

April 16, 2020

April is National Poetry Month! Celebrate by pulling out a dusty volume of poems (or searching online) and reading a few. Maybe even try to recite one that you learned in your third-grade classroom.

I recently stumbled on this poem that speaks to those of us who are har...

April 13, 2020

Already we're making plans for benefit as it looms large on the horizon. Something this large in scale needs to be worked on in little pieces at a time—a solicitation letter here, a rental reservation there.

It only makes sense that the work is starting now, lining up v...

April 9, 2020

It's never fun to cancel an activity, but for the safety of our residents, staff, and volunteers, we ask that you stay home and stay healthy tonight. We look forward to the day when we can welcome you back into our facility!

April 6, 2020

Arise, My Love


Not a word was heard at the tomb that day,
Just shuffling of soldiers' feet as they guarded the grave.
One day, two days, three days had passed.
Could it be that Jesus breathed His last?

Could it be that His Father had forsaken Him-
Turned His back...

April 2, 2020

Next Friday, April 10, at 9:30, we had scheduled our annual children's Easter party here in our dining room. It was always a fun morning of egg-hunting, group games, and snacks.

But this year, thanks to a quarantine and infection control precautions, we have to cancel.


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