Acceptance & Surrender

On Thanksgiving, I had the honor of leading a prayer service at the senior community where I serve as a chaplain. Following is my reflection. Those of you who attend the dementia support group on Tuesday mornings might recognize the name of Oliver Sacks. He was a British neurologist who penned several bestselling books, mostly...
First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt often gets credit for the line, “Do one thing every day that scares you.” The correct attribution may go to Chicago Tribune columnist Mary Schmich who used that line in a graduation speech she penned for young students. Included in her list of advice was: Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts. Don’t put up...
I had grown to love this resident. A chaplain at a senior community, I saw him at least once a week and he made me laugh. In his mid 90s, he had started to fail only in the last two months. I was informed over the weekend that his hours were numbered. I ran to...
Today I led a Celebration of Love service at the senior community where I work as a chaplain — a thanksgiving for love past and present. Here is my sermon. Today we are celebrating all the love that we have in our lives. That includes the people we share our day with and also those...
Last Thursday I led the Thanksgiving service at the senior community where I serve as a chaplain. I thought I would post my sermon here. It is written from a Christian perspective, so I invite persons of other faiths to take whatever is meaningful. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. It is much simpler than Christmas...
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Therese Borchard
I am a writer and chaplain trying to live a simple life in Annapolis, Maryland.

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