Sacred Thresholds

By Rev. Ruth Fitzgerald  •  May 28, 2020

Each time I sit down to write for this Abundant Aging blog, I find myself reviewing my life. Sometimes it’s just a cursory glance at the past week of inconsequential events, and other times, I examine the major trajectory of life.

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Sacred Thresholds

By Rev. Ruth Fitzgerald  •  May 28, 2020

Each time I sit down to write for this Abundant Aging blog, I find myself reviewing my life. Sometimes it’s just a cursory glance at the past week of inconsequential..

Choosing Hope

By Rev. Beth Rodenhouse  •  May 21, 2020

Mourning Loss Wasn’t Mother’s Day strange? I couldn’t bring flowers to my mom. We couldn’t gather around the dinner table. I mourn the loss of family and group..

Hope in Community — A Tribute to Nursing Homes for National Skilled Nursing Care Week 2020

By Rev. Kenneth Daniel  •  May 14, 2020

As we cope with the COVID-19 pandemic here in Ohio, the governor has adopted the phrase “We’re in this together” as his motto. I think he’s captured a deep human truth...

The Heart of Nursing -- National Nurses Week

By Rev. Catherine Lawrence  •  May 07, 2020

Pandemic Healthcare The healthcare profession, with nursing at its center, has been leading the charge in the care of COVID-19 patients. Each year, we celebrate National..

Hope Grows in Pandemic

By Rev. Ruth Fitzgerald  •  April 30, 2020

Happy Easter? In this season of Eastertide — a word I love and remember from my growing-up years — we prolong celebrating the good news of resurrection. When I was..

Hope Is Not Canceled

By Rev. Rebecca S. King  •  April 24, 2020

Hope Found in an Ancient Song In mid-March, as the COVID-19 pandemic moved closer to home, I walked around the Life Plan Community I serve to talk with residents about..

Promises and Possibilities Amid COVID-19

By Rev. Catherine Lawrence  •  April 16, 2020

The Easter Promise Entering Parkvue Community on Easter morning, I felt like a pastor straddling two very different worlds. The first world is my comforting foundation...

Easter Is About Hope

By Rev. Beth Long-Higgins  •  April 12, 2020

This Easter Sunday morning, as we emerge from another night’s rest, we will engage in the creative tension of things being similar and yet not the same. With Christians..

Living Inside Hope

By Rev. Beth Rodenhouse  •  April 09, 2020

I never expected to live during a pandemic. I mean, I’ve read a lot of science fiction stories about pandemics, but I never expected fiction to become reality. Yet here..