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    Mary's Musings: Kindness or Love?

    By Mary Bridges, chaplainLove is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things: 1 Corinthians 13:4-7When I think of February, love comes to mind.   Read More...

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    Mary’s Musings: Concentrating on love, rather than fear

    By Mary Bridges, chaplainWhen you hear the world angel, whom do you think of? Do you think someone sent by God? Do you think of an angel as a messenger?   Read More...

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    Mary's Musings: Grief, Loss & Healing

    By Mary Bridges, chaplainIs anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy?   Read More...

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    Mary’s Musings: Reflections on grief and community

    I often refer to the residents here at the Presbyterian Manor as family, but I also believe that we are a unique community. Community is defined as a group of people with a common characteristic or interest living together within a larger society.Throughout my life, I have been blessed to be surrounded and supported by many different communities. Each one of these communities provide caring support and encouragement during the many different stages of my life.   Read More...

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    Mary's Musings: What's on the Line for You?

    If you search "Independence Day" with Google, this is the information you will get from timeanddate.com: In 1775, people in New England began fighting the British for their independence. On July 2, 1776, the Congress secretly voted for independence from Great Britain. Two days later, on July 4, 1776, the final wording of the Declaration of Independence was approved, and the document was published.   Read More...