I was surprised this morning with this lovely container of treasures. Thank you to a team of co workers that are easy to love and work with. You bring joy to me and help me when I need it. You inspire me and you truly make a difference in my life. I will be ever grateful to be able to come to work each day and know the presence of God is welcome and sought for. What a great company!
We used our chaplains chat time today to make microwave bread and butter pickles. One of the ingredients is mustard seeds. We talked about the size of a mustard seed and the intense flavor that it produces. God asks us to have “faith the size of that seed.” The residents chopped, measured, mixed and canned about 1 and 1/2 dozen small jars of pickles today. We talked about our faith and also heard their stories of canning for their families!
During our chapel prayer time we read Psalm 86. A resident requested prayer for her granddaughter who is battling with cancer. The Holy Spirit lead the conversation to the comparison between our earthly father’s love to our Heavenly Father’s love.
Not all people have good memories of their fathers growing up, as was the case this morning. I was summoned to the room of a dear lady. She said God opened her eyes to some feelings that she had not dealt with regarding her father. He always gave his attentions to her sister, so she grew up in second place and never felt good enough in his eyes. We chatted and she unloaded other burdens that she has carried from her childhood as well. This was a time of cleansing and letting go of the past for her. She now claims the title of princess, as she is the daughter of the King of Kings!
Our residents enjoy a service each Sunday provided by our community churches. We see needs met in many areas of the spiritual well being of our residents through these services. The comfort and gentle touch of a child during prayer was a precious sight during this particular service.
Signature HealthCARE of Lafayette will host a chili dinner to raise funds for a certification from the Music & Memory program.
The dinner will take place on October 30, 2015 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., and we will offer chili and cornbread for $3. This event is in conjunction with a trick-or-treat activity that will include our residents, their families and the community.
Our local news station aired an interview with our facility, and we have already seen a great outpouring of support from our community. We look forward to God’s continued blessing upon this effort.