Merry Christmas from Our Chaplain

Here’s what I love most about Christmas (and I love a lot of things about Christmas!): it’s a story about God coming alive in flesh and blood, as a fully human being (a baby, no less!), which is not announced with dizzying fanfare in Times Square with a crystal star’s viewed-by-millions descent. No, it’s an…

A Word from our Chaplain

You remember, right, how I’m not down with the way the news is presented continuously every day? Those personalities who are reporting their take on news seem to be likeable enough, but they’re just feeding us what some producer or editor has told them and shows them by teleprompter or some “ticker-tape” news feed. And…

A Word from Our Chaplain

Do you watch the news? I mean, do you tune in at the beginning of a newscast, whether local or national/international, to catch the latest? If so, you willfully expose yourself to more violence to your soul than a crotch-grabbing, f-bombing football player. Indeed, you only saw him (if you saw him at all) do…

Just a Thought…

So, why do you do what you do? Money? You simply want to make money, so you just work. The work doesn’t matter as much as the money does. You’re doing something and someone’s paying you to do it. Pretty simple. You fit your supply side into someone’s demand side and—voila!—you have an amicable arrangement…

Hooray for Pumpkins!

Crisp cool air, short days, layered clothing, football games, and of course, Pumpkin. Yes, it’s Fall, and it’s wonderful. Have you noticed that as soon as school starts, you can walk into any Walmart, Target or Hobby Lobby and be overpowered by all the Pumpkin? Pumpkin sweets, Pumpkin drinks, Pumpkin, Pumpkin, Pumpkin… But did you…

5 Tips to Prevent Breast Cancer

As most of you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. We recognize the month by the color pink. Pink ribbons, athletes in pinks, and pink lights reflected on the White House are all apart of awareness on this special month. Most of us have someone we know who has been affected by Breast Cancer,…

Understanding Your Home Health Options

Choosing the right home health company takes a lot of thought and consideration. You should always be aware of your options. Be sure to do your research and contact reputable sources to back it up. Ask your doctor and insurance company for recommendations, they may have a little more information than you’ll be able to…

A Word From Our Chaplain

It is not a healthcare issue, not a healthcare system issue, not a medical care issue, not a legal issue. It’s an existential issue. Which is to say, It‘s about Life. When we are born we should be raised in love, gratitude, and hope. Love is the eternal, unconditional embrace. Gratitude makes everything and everyone…

Making Family Time a Priority

Spending time together as a family may be one of the most important pieces in making the best out of a hard situation. Home health care isn’t always easy. There are changes in routines and a lot of worry. Being around family can help ease a lot of tension. It’s hard trying to arrange new…

A Word From Our Chaplain

When you think of what the world needs (now…love sweet love?), what do you come up with? I don’t have a definitive list, although there definitely are some definitive things on my list. But the one thing that is occurring to me at this time in my life more than all the other things on…

A Word From Our Chaplain

Picking Up Speed It’s hard to say when athletes—men and women—reach their peak (“hit their stride”) in their particular athletic endeavors. I suppose it depends on the sport. But I ran track at Oklahoma University, the 110-meter high hurdles, so I have a pretty good sense of what it feels like to run fast and…

Healthy Recoveries

Surgery takes it’s toll on your body. Going through recovery from an extensive procedure isn’t always the easiest thing to do. Here are a few things to remember on your journey to getting better. – Be sure you’re doing everything your doctor has asked of you. After your surgery, you will be given instructions for…