3 results for month: 03/2016

Remembered Gifts

While Jesus was in Bethany at the home of a man known as Simon the Leper, a woman came to him with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, which she poured on his head as he was reclining at the table. When the disciples saw this, they were indignant. “Why this waste?” they asked. “This perfume could have been sold at a high price and the money given to the poor.”

The Gift Of Music

After our worship service, many residents had a glow on their faces from the joy of singing and worshipping together. One resident in the front row sat relaxed and beaming in her wheelchair and said, “I just love when we sing!”

Beyond The Limitations Of Dementia

Going into the dementia care unit last week was like going to an ice rink with people who did not know how to skate. Confusion reigned. Walkers, wheelchairs and tempers tangled together as 20 residents sought a small space of refuge from each other (and themselves). Usually when we enter the room, the residents are anticipating our arrival and welcome us with smiles and greetings. Tonight they had distant stares and did not seem excited about our entrance. We wheeled the keyboard in on a dolly, unloaded, started the music, turned the TV off and worked to get the walkers and talkers settled. It’s kind of like corralling sheep – sheep whose minds ...