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Easter Hospitality: A meditation on the Road to Emmaus

Posted on April 16, 2017

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"Here I am:" a Christmas offering

Posted on December 1, 2016

“The angel said, ‘Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with will bear a son, and you will name him Jesus.” Then Mary said, ‘Here I am, the servant of the Lord.’” ~Luke...

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Thanksgiving: the Art and Practice of Gratitude

Posted on November 24, 2016

A familiar passage from the Gospel of Luke tells the story of Jesus healing ten lepers (Luke 17:11-19). Maybe even Jesus would not have noticed that, once healed, nine of them simply went away without saying a word. But the tenth...

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Faith, forgiveness, gratitude and hope

Posted on September 14, 2016

Hospice: once a word that evoked shelter for tired or ill religious pilgrims, the term has come to describe a concept of end-of-life care centered on quality of life. When a person faces a life-limiting illness, he or she often...

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The Chaplain's Care

Posted on April 5, 2016

Presbyterian Homes & Services (PHS) is committed to the spiritual care of residents and their families. Chaplains consider it a privilege to minister to residents no matter what life brings their way and they always maintain...

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Easter: A Different Dimension

Posted on March 26, 2016

Ah, March! The wonderful month when winter morphs into spring! It bursts upon us with hope and promise; it comes new and fresh, and, oh, so welcome! Even though it has not been a severe winter, it is something of a relief to be...

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Abiding in Christian Culture

Posted on October 15, 2015

The commitment to Christian culture at Presbyterian Homes & Services (PHS) remains steadfast, deepening in purpose and relevance to the mission and ministry started 60 years ago. How does this happen? We stand on the solid...

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A Time to Laugh

Posted on January 9, 2015

By Richard G. SmithResident, The Farmstead Printed on a decorative pillow, which my wife Louise and I received as a gift, is the phrase “Friends are for sharing laughter and shedding tears.” Wonderful! Laughter is,...

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Four Gifts for Christmas

Posted on December 16, 2014

Christmas is a most wonderful time of the year; a time for families and friends to gather and share some Christmas cheer; a time for memories to be recalled of Christmases past, and a time for making new memories. There will be...

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Give thanks, no matter what

Posted on November 26, 2014

By Rev. Chris Wheatley, Chaplain A typical Thanksgiving scripture reading from my childhood: In the Gospel of Luke, Jesus heals ten lepers on his final journey to Jerusalem. Ten people are given new lives, an opportunity to return...

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