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Take A Moment – Explore Ambiguity

Take A Moment – Explore Ambiguity

Chaplain Tim offers us a “third way” to explore and learn to accept the ambiguous aspects of life. There is one thing about ambiguity. Umm, NO. An ambiguous situation means there is MORE THAN ONE component. The factors differ and are not resolvable. Take the...

Fall 2020 Newsletter

The Fall 2020 Newsletter is here and full of ways we are bringing services and events to you virtually. When it comes to providing sensitive and compassionate support for grieving family members and friends surrounding the death of a loved one, we recognize the...

Take a Moment – Presence is Compassion

Take a Moment – Presence is Compassion

Today's reflection comes to us from Chaplain Esther,  who offers some refreshing thoughts drawn from a deep well of wisdom. Compassion describes the work we are called to at Chaplaincy Health Care. It's also what we extend to friends and family, as we try to support...

Take a Moment – Talk about the Tape

Take a Moment – Talk about the Tape

Today’s reflection comes from Chaplain Rainy who serves as chaplain with the Palliative Care team and the Kadlec team.  She re-frames a rather common frustration into a positive reminder. Tape.  Yellow tape (to separate).  Blue tape (for paint masking).  Red tape (a...

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...

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...

Newsletters

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...

Chaplaincy Health Care Spring Newsletter

Chaplaincy Health Care Spring Newsletter

Our Spring Newsletter is blooming with information! Read about our 2nd annual Heart of Healing fundraising event for Cork's Place and the announcement of our second thrift store location. That's right! Repeat Boutique will be opening the end of March in the Uptown...

Chaplaincy Health Care Fall Newsletter

Chaplaincy Health Care Fall Newsletter

Our Fall Newsletter is here! Take a look inside to learn about how Chaplaincy Hospice Care honors our veteran patients and their families. We take great pride in serving those, who have served us so courageously. From patriotic quilts and teddy bears made by hand, to...