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It has all the makings of a box office thriller… military man-CIA operative- near death escapes-multiple romances. But it is not a fabrication; it’s the story of Staff Sergeant Karl Langland. And unless we take the time to listen, these stories will surely fade away. “I’ll tell my stories to anyone who will listen, but Read More

Feb

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Lovingly Remembering

Jimmy Braswell / Chaplain, Home Hospice An old cliché says, “Absence makes the heart grow fonder.” – How is that then specifically? I miss the sight of the body I miss the sounds of the voice I miss the feeling of comfort You feel like home I miss the look out of your eyes Your Read More

Jan

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Volunteer glimpses

It’s a fast-paced world. We are used to reading headlines… or posting things in 14 words or less… for some it’s snap-chatting, or tweeting andinsta-gramming. But every once in a while it’s necessary to stop and take it all in. That’s what makes watching Home Hospice volunteers “do their thing” so amazing! Whether they have Read More

Dec

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Friday, December 16, 2016

WILL THE REAL SANTA CLAUS PLEASE STAND UP

Will the real Santa Claus please stand up? OK, here I am! Yep, I’m Santa! I’ve been Santa Claus since I started looking like him. An old cliché “You believe in Santa Claus, you are Santa Claus and then you look like Santa Claus” is true. And I love it. Every year the gigs become Read More

Aug

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Grief Share

It hurts to lose someone, and healing from your grief is a long, hard process. For the last nine years, Home Hospice has been partnering with local churches to offer the support program called GriefShare. GriefShare is a warm caring environment, where people walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Groups meet Read More

Jun

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

I Just Want to Say Thanks

“True patriotism springs from a belief in the dignity of the individual, freedom and equality not only for Americans but for all people on earth, universal brotherhood and good will, and a constant and earnest striving toward the principles and ideals on which this country was founded.” – Eleanor Roosevelt. As we prepare to reflect Read More

It was 54 degrees and many of us hunkered down close to the building in hopes the warmth would provide a little shelter as we released our butterflies. I sensed a gentle spirit and edged closer to a wonderful man whose eyes were filled with unshed tears, and whose hands softly held the opened envelope Read More

Mar

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Monday, March 21, 2016

Eastertide

Our creation was for the purpose of fellowship – walk with God – an early monastic, Brother Lawrence, called it “Practicing the Presence of God”. The Lenten time of year is a time of reflection on the part of all of us on our walk with God. Our walk with God is reflected in the Read More

Sep

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Friday, September 18, 2015

The Sequence of the Seasons

I’ve noticed through the years that fall and early winter are the favorite times of the year for many people. Perhaps it’s because the seasons have such drastic changes or that our favorite holidays occur during that time. I think that another reason we love this time of the year is that there is a Read More

Feb

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

A Cherished Challenge

Ever wonder what it takes to grow a hobby into a successful career, in a brand new industry? Throw in the uncontrollable challenges of nature, weather… and thousands of living creatures and you will find Jacob Goth’s Swallowtail Farms. Swallowtail Farms began as a hobby between Jacob and a close friend, but eventually grew into Read More

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