Everything listed under: Spiritual Life

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    Mary's Musings: In the space in between, be present and pray for others

    By Mary Bridges, chaplainDoes anyone remember playing “freeze tag” when you were a child? The person who is "it" chases the other kids to try to tag them. When a player is tagged, they must remain frozen in the same position they were in when tagged.   Read More...

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    Mary's Musings: Magenta

    By Mary Bridges, chaplainWriting newsletter articles has always been a challenge for me. The biggest problem is there is always a deadline several weeks before they are to be printed. I do not do deadlines very well.   Read More...

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    Four generations celebrate a baptism at Salina Presbyterian Manor

    In January, an infant baptism took place in the chapel of Salina Presbyterian Manor.Residents Donald and Dannie Tillberg were present to welcome their great-granddaughter, Finnley Grace, into the baptismal covenant.“Some pastors don’t like doing baptisms outside of church,” said Chaplain Mary Bridges, who helped organize the special service. “But to be able to have the family there is the most important thing. And it’s a close-knit family; grandma and grandpa are re...  Read More...

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    Mary's Musings: Get Up, Go Ahead, Do Something

    By Mary Bridges, chaplainEaster and the month of April bring back memories of the time I spent as a guest of Hope Lutheran Church in the West Bank town of Ramallah. Those faith-filled people changed me forever. I spent a month immersed in the Palestinian culture and way of life.   Read More...

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    Mary's Musings: Caregiving Support Group & Pillow Making Group

    By Mary Bridges, chaplain“Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.” — Eleanor Brown, authorI am excited to announce that the “We Care” support group will resume this month.   Read More...