The Harvest Room

By Reverend Bobbie McKay, Ph.D.  •  September 16, 2021

Every home should have a “Harvest Room”: A sanctuary of lives lived and love shared: a hallowed space where God resides and time flows freely and memories are made of hundreds of moments of love and life.

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Rooted in Love

By Rev. Ruth Fitzgerald  •  July 15, 2021

Three common words-- Rooted in love. Three words of scripture-- Rooted in love. Three words.

Rooted in Love

By Reverend Bobbie McKay, Ph.D.  •  July 08, 2021

Sometimes words strike us with a special force and penetrate our spirit with their  “rightness”.  They don’t have to be complicated or powerful.  They don’t have to..

A Blossoming of Hope

By Reverend Bobbie McKay, Ph.D.  •  July 01, 2021

In the last five years, death became the center of my life.  Uninvited and not sought, this intruder entered my life space and appeared to have a permanent plan of..

Blossoming Hope: Hope Endures

By Rev. Ruth Fitzgerald  •  June 24, 2021

“Hope” is the thing with feathers— That perches in the soul— And sings the tune without the words— And never stops—at all—                                      Emily..

Blossoming Hope: Persistent Gardeners

By Rev. John Gantt  •  June 17, 2021

We couldn’t help ourselves! When we practiced the anthem, we giggled. Valleys and corn stalks laughing, clapping and singing? You can listen to that portion of the..

Why Pride Month Matters: For All of Us, at All Ages

By Rev. Dr. J. Bennett Guess  •  June 14, 2021

About 18 months ago, Alexander Leon, a writer with the LGBTQ-group Kaleidoscope Trust in London, tweeted a powerful observation about the lived realities of LGBTQ people..

Blossoming Hope: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

By Rev. Beth Long-Higgins, Executive Director of The Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging  •  June 10, 2021

Since 2006, The World Health Organization has designated June 15 as a day to promote better understanding of the abuse and neglect of older persons. This may seem odd to..

Living in Hope

By Rev. Catherine Lawrence  •  June 03, 2021

Grounded in Creation The power of creation infuses a profound sense of awe, deep within my soul. Recent summer-like temperatures in the 80’s and bright sunshine have..

Appreciating Staff and Residents

By Rev. Beth Long-Higgins, Executive Director of The Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging  •  May 27, 2021

May is National Older Americans month and May 21 began National Nursing Home Staff Appreciation week. Fourteen months into living with COVID-19, I think these..