I believe the Holy Spirit led me to this writing today in honor of a Dear Sister in Christ that has been a tremendous blessing to me both personally and professionally. My friend attended an Oaks Ministry Benefit Concert that was held at Mt. Vernon Christian Church. I'm not sure if our paths crossed the … Continue reading A Tribute to a Special Lady
My last post was dated December 1, 2020. A reminder that time has a way of moving on and often gets away from us as I didn't realize it had been that long. Since time moves on quickly, we need to evaluate how we are spending it. Everyday should be a time to draw near … Continue reading As time moves on….
A lot of good things have been happening as a result of The Oaks Ministry program! It is with a mixture of emotions that we celebrate our residents new beginnings which are a reminder of why we are here. Recently 3 of our residents have completed our program and have moved into their new residence. … Continue reading Giving Tuesday is Today
So much is happening in the world around us. Its so easy to lose focus on what is really important. In the past few months, this happened to me, but God loves me too much to leave me there. In due season, he brought me back. As Christian's our first calling is to Love God … Continue reading What’s Really Important?
As many of you know and have experienced, things have been different this year. Because of the COVID epidemic many of our lives have been on hold to some degree. For many families they have not been able to work or their work environment has changed. Many people are wondering how to support their families … Continue reading Thinking Outside of the Box
Some changes come when we least expect them, and some come after much discussion and prayer. Such is life when it comes to change, both the expected and unexpected give us an opportunity to see God at work and trust in His leading. Some changes are exciting and some are not so, but both have … Continue reading Planned Changes & Unplanned Changes
It is hard to believe it's the year 2020 but I admit I love the sound of it. 2020, A New Year a New Beginning, a Fresh Start, with Fresh Vision! This verse comes to our mind, "without vision the people perish". We are always thinking of ways to improve the program we have for … Continue reading 2020 VISION
"and she shall bring forth a son and thou shalt call His name Jesus for He shall save His people from their sins" - Matthew 1:21 While in Elementary school, I attended a "Good News Club" in the village of New London. Although I was raised by loving parents they did not take us to … Continue reading Merry Christmas
Recently I went into a few stores and much to my surprise there were Christmas decorations on display. Its not even Halloween yet and Christmas is being promoted and for the most part, not the real reason for the season, the birth of Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord. It appears as if Thanksgiving is … Continue reading Giving Thanks
I can't believe that it is August already and its been a little over a month since I retired from my full-time position as Palliative/End of Life Care Chaplain at Pocopson Home. When I started working at Pocopson 23 years ago, I never thought about retirement, pensions, social security. At that time I just wanted … Continue reading Loving Retirement