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Celebrating Nursing Home Week

May 18, 2018

Residents and staff enjoyed celebrating Nursing Home Week with carnivals, elephant ears and life-size CandyLand games!

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Weekly Reflections with Pastor Barnes – 5/18/2018

May 18, 2018

Observations from the Chaplain’s Perspective Rev. Donald P. Barnes, Chaplain Consider the following story taken from a bulletin of the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association: “My car won’t start when I buy pistachio” The manager of a Texas automobile dealership thought the woman who confronted him with this bizarre statement must be crazy. It seems that on…

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Weekly Reflections with Pastor Barnes – 5/4/2018

May 4, 2018

Observations From the Chaplain’s Perspective Rev. Donald P. Barnes, Chaplain This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118: 24 “Don’t forget the sunscreen! Is there room for my guitar? Grab the cards and the dominoes!” Vacation. For many years, the Barnes’ Family have made…

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2018 Flag Retirement Service

May 3, 2018

The U.S. Flag Code states,  “The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.” Bring your torn or worn out flag to Shepherd of the Valley throughout the month of May for a proper retirement. Drop…

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Weekly Reflections with Pastor Barnes – 4/27/2018

April 27, 2018

Gentle Touches by Brian Doyle   Spent all day and deep into the evening Saturday at a wedding studying the ways and means and manners by which people gently touch each other, and so communicate this and that and the other thing; to wit, how fathers gently affectionately lay their hands on the thin eager elegant…

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Weekly Reflections from Pastor Barnes – 4/13/2018

April 13, 2018

Then Jesus said, “Let’s go off by ourselves to a quiet place and rest awhile.” He said this because there were so many people coming and going that Jesus and his apostles didn’t even have time to eat. Mark 6: 31   Six weeks and my gnarly toes will be wiggling in the warm sand…

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Weekly Reflections from Pastor Barnes – 3/30/2018

March 29, 2018
Weekly Reflections from Pastor Barnes - 3/30/2018

Met an interesting lady a while back.  Spotted her at a function from across the room.  Appeared fragile, diminutive.  She was sitting buy herself along the wall – a solitary figure in a sea of people. Asked a gentleman to my left if he knew who she was.  “Oh yeah,” he said.  “That’s Elsie.  One…

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Weekly Reflections from Pastor Barnes – 3/23/2018

March 23, 2018

Saw a rock the other day. Not just any rock, mind you. This “guy” was huge. Met this gargantuan monolith for the first time while on my daily rounds in Columbiana County. I was cresting a hill when I spotted it – a beautiful granite boulder, thirty feet high and twenty feet across – standing…

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Weekly Reflections from Pastor Barnes – 3/16/2018

March 15, 2018
Weekly Reflections from Pastor Barnes - 3/16/2018

“Hey! What are you doin’ out there?” It’s a great day for a hike and the Swine Creek Reservation offers a beautiful venue. A braided stream, Swine Creek dates to the glacial melt. Icy waters, sandy bottom, and rocks ranging from pea-size to huge monoliths make for interesting terrain. The Barnes’ Clan is traversing a…

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Weekly Reflections from Pastor Barnes – 3/2/2018

March 2, 2018
Weekly Reflections from Pastor Barnes - 3/2/2018

The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity.                                                                                                                            Proverbs 11:3 We’re living in strange times.  Just seems to me that we’re living in strange times.  A 24/7 news-cycle offers up-to-the-minute reporting on significant events.  Technology connects us in ways we never thought possible.  An “on-line” life-style…

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