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Take a Moment – The Peace of Wild Things

Take a Moment – The Peace of Wild Things

Today's reflection on how birds can provide needed solace, comes to us from Chaplain Esther  who is also a fan of poet Wendell Berry. In general, though especially in summer, we are encouraged to drink a lot of water, which is a type of refuge to the body. True...

Take a Moment – Balance

Take a Moment – Balance

In this week’s Take a Moment reflection, Chaplain Esther offers us solid grounding amidst the shifting sands of life with a prayer by Michael Leunig. It reminds us that during times of overwhelm, isolation and struggle, that we are not alone in how we are feeling. “We...

Take a Moment – Your Soul is Calling

Take a Moment – Your Soul is Calling

Today's reflection comes to us from the mind, heart and soul of Chaplain Teresa for which we are grateful. She shares this thought... If I could take a pill, with no side effects, to relieve me of every uncomfortable feeling, I probably would. Feeling...

Art is Healing

For hundreds, maybe even thousands, of years, artists have used their art to express human despair, find meaning in life and transcend their own emotional struggles. Even the most world-renowned artists have found relief from fears, anxiety, depression and found a new...

Take a Moment – Permission to Feel

Take a Moment – Permission to Feel

This reflection today comes to us from Chaplain Teresa, who explores a common feeling and offers … well, read on to find out! A friend of mine called me the other day sobbing.  In fact, sobbing so hard it took a few minutes for her to speak.  When she was finally able...

Take a Moment – Breathe

Take a Moment – Breathe

This reflection is from, ACPE* Certified Educator Willacin Precious Gholston, who serves at Methodist Health System in Dallas, Texas.  She wrote the following poem, “in honor of George Floyd and others like him.” BREATHE Breathe, my Son, Breathe. Feel the loving...

Take a Moment – Staying Well

Take a Moment – Staying Well

Today we offer a poem by philosopher, poet and spiritual advisor, Mark Nepo.   You may be familiar with some of his published work, especially “The Book of Awakening,” but he has lots of terrific stuff.  You might want to read this piece several times. Notice if it...

Take a Moment – Blessing the Liminal Space

Take a Moment – Blessing the Liminal Space

To encourage you today, Chaplain Silvana offers some simple words that are part of her current personal mantra.  Their author was the late John O’Donohue, an Irish Catholic priest, teacher, and poet.  He drew on his rich Celtic spiritual traditions to create poems,...

Take a Moment – Going the Distance

Take a Moment – Going the Distance

This reflection is from Chaplain Tim, concerning the endurance necessary to SAVE our community as we struggle to contain the pandemic. As a former distance runner ‘waaaay back in high school (just after they made dirt), I remember all too painfully the challenges of...

Take a Moment – Giving & Receiving

Take a Moment – Giving & Receiving

This reflection is from Chaplain Silvana.  She writes about gifts and invites our consideration.  As you read, imagine you are in a favorite sanctuary or chapel. I have been meditating on these words of wisdom by Macrina Wiederkehr: "Deep within your soul there is a...

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Fall 2019 Newsletter

Fall 2019 Newsletter

The Fall newsletter is here and Chaplaincy Health Care has a few events to add to your calendar. This fall, Cork's Place, Chaplaincy Health Care's grief support program for children, teens and their families, celebrates 15 years of being a stand-alone program - the...

Chaplaincy Health Care Summer 2019 Newsletter

Summer weather may be just around the corner but our Summer newsletter just arrived and is chock-full of information. Our 2018 Annual Reports highlights the impact of our work and the tremendous role volunteers play throughout the agency. There’s also some dates and...

Chaplaincy Health Care Spring 2019 Newsletter

Chaplaincy Health Care Spring 2019 Newsletter

Our Spring Newsletter is here! Tim Ledbetter, Chaplain Supervisor, sheds light on a dreaded stage of life: frailty. Read Ledbetter’s article to better understand how to respond to frailty with skillful compassion and patient empathy. Plus, save the dates for our...

Chaplaincy Health Care Winter 2018 Newsletter

Chaplaincy Health Care Winter 2018 Newsletter

Our Winter Newsletter is here! Read the beautiful story Brandi Pevey shares about her family's experience with Cork's Place and special thank you to our Lighting the Path breakfast table hosts. With the holiday season and shopping for your loved ones, keep Chaplaincy...

Chaplaincy Health Care Summer Newsletter

Chaplaincy Health Care Summer Newsletter

Our Summer Newsletter is here! Read about the many ways we impacted lives together in our 2017 Annual Report. Learn about our new Grief Care offerings and upcoming events. Also included in this issue is a special piece recognizing 2 long-time Chaplaincy employees who...