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Mary's Musings: On 2021

Reflection and resolutions are traditional ways of marking the new year, but Chaplain Mary Bridges writes that we can choose to start over at any time, not just Jan. 1. This year, she suggests a few Bible verses to meditate on throughout 2021.
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December 25, 2020

Mary’s Musings: On Advent

Advent is a season of preparation. Think of your heart as a nest, writes Salina Presbyterian Manor Chaplain Mary Bridges. Read on for Mary’s suggestions about how to prepare your “nest” for the coming of the baby Jesus.
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November 10, 2020

Mary’s Musings: On Meaningful Rituals

Mary created two “centering places” in her home that remind her of the people she loves and offer an opportunity for prayer and gratitude.
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October 18, 2020

Mary’s Musings: Finding Inspiration

None of us had any idea how a novel virus would change almost every aspect of our lives. It has been a time of struggle for everyone, but each person’s circumstances are different. There have been times at work where chaplain Mary Bridges just wanted to throw up her hands and say “enough!” What has gotten her through the difficult days?
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September 25, 2020

Mary's Musings: On 2020

For more than 100 years, Christians have used a prayer that begins, “Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.” Salina Presbyterian Manor Chaplain Mary Bridges used the “peace prayer” in chapel services held over the summer. Read more about this beautiful devotion in her monthly chaplain column.
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August 15, 2020