News & Views from campus: May 17-23, 2020

WRITTEN BY ALL OF US……………………………………………..

  For weeks I have heard people saying, “I just can’t wait for things to be back to normal.”  I remember even saying that a few times myself.  But as I’ve thought about our current situation, I have realized how much I don’t want things to go back to the way they were.  Here are a few of my thoughts…

  1. I pray that the next time a friends grabs me and pulls me in for a hug. I actually take the time to appreciate the gift of their embrace.
  2. I pray that when school resumes and I’m dropping my kids off, I take the time to thank the staff for the amazing gift that they give to our family.
  3. I pray that the next time I’m standing in church listening to the voices of praise and taking communion, that I take a moment to thank God for the gift of congregation.
  4. I pray that the next time I’m sitting in a crowded restaurant that I take the time to look around at the smiling faces, loud voices and thank God for the gift of community.
  5. I pray that the next time I see a person or situation that needs prayer, I hope I pray as passionately and fervently as I have these past few weeks.
  6. I pray that when I am at the grocery store, that I take a moment to thank God that He provides us with the necessities of life (especially toilet paper) and the amazing people who work so hard to keep us supplied.
  7. I pray that I never again take for granted the ability to hop in the car and visit a friend, go to the mall, take my kids to a movie, etc.

  So, truth is, I don’t want things to return to the way they once were.  I pray that we take the lessons and challenges of the past few weeks and create a new normal.  My goal is to pray more, love harder, and truly appreciate the daily abundance of blessings that were so easily overlooked just a mere few weeks ago.                                                                                                                                                                                     

Activity Calendar

Please see signs/notices in your neighborhood for the Activity Schedule.

Devotions (Mon-Fri)
  8:45 am – Foose Center
  9:00 am – Eber Gardens  
  9:15 am – Southern Court
10:30 am – Eastbrook Lane
10:45 am – Anna Brown Vista
11:00 am – Sunny Dale
11:15 am – Sheltering Grove
11:30 am – Stevenson Manor
11:45 am – McReynolds Center 

(Sunday Worship Schedule by Neighborhood): 
  8:45 am – Foose Center
  9:00 am – Eber Gardens
  9:15 am – Southern Court
  9:30 am – Eastbrook Lane
  9:45 am – Anna Brown Vista
10:00 am – Sunny Dale
10:15 am – Sheltering Grove
10:30 am – Stevenson Manor 10:45 am – McReynolds Center    

Weekly Inspiration

  Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.                         ~~Steve Jobs~~

Prayer Request & Scripture

 “Teach us to number our days so that we may get a heart of wisdom.”
Residents:  EBER GARDENS
Staff:  SOCIAL SERVICES Kayla Hoerr, Kelsey Bennett, Melinda Meyer, Lucinda Smith, Heather Fox, Alicen Dabney, and Becky Rossiter.

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