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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: Stitch and Pray so much more than a pillow

    By Mary Bridges, chaplainOur Stitch and Pray ministry project is in need of volunteers—cutters and sewers as well as fringers, knotters and stuffers. Please read our story and consider what you might be able to do to assist us in the coming year. For more information, contact Chaplain Mary.Dear members of the Stitch and Pray Group,We thank you for the lovely prayer pillows that you made and gave to us.   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: Reflection, by Joyce Rupp

    A note from Chaplain Mary:At the present time, I am vacationing in Alaska with my husband. I would like to share with you this article by my favorite author, Joyce Rupp, for my September article. Blessings to all, Chaplain MaryReflection – July 2019Within 20 minutes after settling into one of the comfortable cabins at the Cedars of Peace forest in the hills of Nerinx, Kentucky, I looked out the screened-in porch, amazed at what I saw.   Read More...

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    Mary’s Musings: Nurses are the Heartbeat of Healthcare

    National Nurses Week, May 6-12By Mary Bridges, chaplainWhen I was born, my oldest sister Dorothy was in nurse’s training at what was then Asbury Hospital in Salina. I still have the penny postcard my dad sent her to announce my birth. She worked as a private duty nurse for many years.My sister Betty, who was 10 years older than I, worked as a nurse’s aide for a year after she graduated from high school, waiting for her best friend to graduate so they could go to nurse’s training at St.  Read More...