As you can imagine, I spend a lot of my time as hospice chaplain, caring for our patients’ spiritual life. But I am also chaplain to our team. One of the ways I support the team is through my weekly Monday Inspiration emails that I try to have in their inbox when they log in, [...]
I have a small sign in my bathroom that reads, “The days are long, but the years are short.” That sign is there to remind me to pause before I get frustrated with my preteen daughter when she takes entirely too long washing her hair and brushing her teeth. In my defense it seriously takes [...]
As January dissolves into February, we find ourselves steeped in the depths of winter. The skies are gray. The green foliage is hidden beneath the white snow. The sun is on vacation in Florida. Yet, as we enter the mid-point of winter, hope sprouts and we begin to seek signs of the spring to come. [...]
It’s been almost a full year now that we’ve all been under quarantine to reduce the spread of COVID-19. We’ve sacrificed a lot during this time including get-togethers with family, sending our children to school, and even tasks such a grocery shopping in an actual storefront. It’s been long and frustrating, but there have been [...]
“I don’t think Christmas is necessarily about things. It’s about being good to one another, it’s about the Christian ethic, it’s about kindness.” – Carrie Fisher What is Christmas to you and how will you adapt to maintain those values this year? This may be the year of all years, in regards to our creativity [...]
The holidays often bring up a range of emotions when you’ve lost an important member of your family. Sentiments of happiness, sadness, and loneliness can swirl in your mind. It’s perfectly okay for you to recognize and express your many emotions during the holidays and beyond. It’s part of your own healing process and a [...]
There is no need for me to elaborate on the year we have experienced together …or should I say, apart?. 2020 has been a challenging year, for sure. As we approach Thanksgiving, the question came to mind; can we still be thankful? I recently shared a quote with our hospice team from 17th Century teacher, [...]
Groundbreaking Ceremony for The Hospice House The Venango VNA Foundation and its Board of Directors cordially invites you to join us for the GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY!The Future Hospice HouseWednesday, June 6, 2018 at 11:00 AM338 Parker Ave., Franklin, PA 16323 Refreshments will be served.