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Childhood Memories

My sister and I were recently contacted on Facebook by a childhood friend that we have not been in contact with for over 40 years.   Just the initial contact alone brought back many memories of our childhood, playing with Barbie dolls, … Continue reading

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Living And Dying With Dignity

  Recently I have had the opportunity to witness the deaths of two patients, one who died alone and the other surrounded by family, yet each died with dignity. One death was a batchelor who had lived life on his … Continue reading

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Families and Sacred Space

I had the privilege and honor of meeting with a family whose mother is in the process of transitioning from life as we know it to life everlasting.  Having only met the patient after the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s I cannot … Continue reading

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The Gift of Presence

Recently I had the privilege of knowing a precious woman who was 101 years old.  This woman who had come from a musical family, was legally deaf and was also loosing her eye sight.  By the time I met her, … Continue reading

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Patron Saint of Love

In 300 years, if you were to be named the patron saint of X, what would you like X to be? Places, activities, objects — all are fair game. I have enrolled in writing 101 class for the month of June, … Continue reading

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I Am Tired Of Doing and Just Want To Be

Today I started a personal journal and when I wrote these ten words “I am tired of doing and just want to be,” they brought tears to my eyes and I knew I need to figure this out. See, I … Continue reading

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Death As A Spiritual Event

One of my favorite quotes as a hospice chaplain states; “Death is a spiritual event with medical implications.” Gwendolyn London. I had the privilege and opportunity today to attend the death of a patient who died with his loving family … Continue reading

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