Category Archives: Hope

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Maya Angelou, an excerpt from “A Brave and Startling Truth”

We, this people, on this small and drifting planet Whose hands can strike with such abandon That in a twinkling, life is sapped from the living Yet those same hands can touch with such healing, irresistible tenderness That the haughty … Continue reading

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Let’s live like we are blessed – because if we are here…we are!

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Covid-19 and Stress

A resource for stress management.

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You Are Never Alone

I posted this a year ago. I’m going to leave it pinned on January 1, 2022. Because, well … we’re still here in the middle of an ever-evolving pandemic. Again, feel free to download and share. Attached below is a … Continue reading

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Resources to deal with Stress over the Holidays

As a chaplain I am constantly looking for, creating, and editing resources for staff, and patients and their families. I created a Holiday Blues resource for the Christmas/New Year Holiday season, and then I adapted it to be a more … Continue reading

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The nature of HOPE in an ICU

I am a staff chaplain in a hospital with four critical care floors and a cancer unit, and naturally I spend a lot of my time on those critical care floors.  My time is spent with patients and families who … Continue reading

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Storms

Subtropical Storm Alberto, May 26, 2018 An actual picture. Storm Ending BY JEAN TOOMER           Thunder blossoms gorgeously above our heads,           Great, hollow, bell-like flowers,           Rumbling in … Continue reading

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Be Still and Know

When I was teaching and leading retreats I learnt a beautiful way to pray the breath prayer or centering prayer. Using the phrase  “Be still and know that I am God”  start with the whole phrase, breathing in slowly and … Continue reading

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The anxiety of loss; the loss of anxiety, Part II

This article has some excellent advice. Tips For Taking Care of Yourself During Stressful Times From the NIU Employee Assistance Program Stop, breathe, and tell yourself:  “This is hard and I will get through this 1 step at a time.”   During … Continue reading

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