Ohhhh How Good It is for Brother & Sister to Dwell Together…

It was truly an honor to spend time telling stories of God’s greatness to the residents of Signature Healthcare of Buckhead on Thursday March 26th.   The Chaplain’s Storytelling Guild has really taken flight!  The art of telling a storytelling, per the National Storytelling Network, suggests that “Storytelling is the interactive art of using words and actions to reveal the elements and images of a story while encouraging the listener’s imagination.”

It is Interactive, uses words, presents a story, and encourages the active imagination of the listeners.   I will never forget Dr. Mark Lomax, a professor of homiletics at the Interdenominational Theological Center, and his theory of “Painting the Picture”.  He instilled in each of us that when preaching or teaching, the story within the lesson must be painted for listener to grab hold and travel with you.

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What time is it??

One of the most common questions within our society remains… “What time is it”.  No matter the gadgets we carry, the gizmos we use, or the numerous watches we own, we remain fixed on this notion of time running out to do that which is most important in our daily routine.  Many days, we work all day long, and when the day concludes, all we can say is… “There are not enough hours in the day”. 

We depart with the anxiety that many tasks and to do’s have been left undone and we await the arrival of the next day to complete all that we believe is pressing.  What time is it?  This question sounds as loud as a bull horn, announcing that we have something to accomplish and not enough time to get it done!  What time is it? 

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Signature Healthcare of Marietta – New Director of Spirituality

Throughout  time, the relevance, role, and reliance on Spirituality within the healing process has never wavered – Ensuring the healing and fullness of humanity.  As a company dedicated to Spirituality, a pillar for the company standards, Signature Healthcare of Marietta has been set apart and exists to serve the patients, stakeholders, and the overall community of Marietta with dedication and compassion.

I am so proud and honored to serve as the new Director of Spirituality for Signature Healthcare of Marietta during such a pivotal time in the history of healthcare.  With a loving spirit, immutable drive, and compassion as a guide, I look forward to implementing new ideas, new programming, and new connectivity.  When I “Think about God” (TAG) and the many ways in which “Spirituality Matters”… I get excited to dream about the possibilities ahead!

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National Day of Prayer-Signature HealthCARE of Marietta Invites you!

Signature HealthCARE of Marietta to host National Day of Prayer event

Spiritual leaders, elected officials scheduled to attend

Marietta, GA May 1st, 2014 – Signature HealthCARE of Marietta will host an event on Thursday, May 1, at 10:30 a.m to celebrate the National Day of Prayer.

Our theme is “In Defiance of Suffering“…One Voice United in Prayer, Thursday May 1st 2014 10:30am.

A number of special guests are scheduled to attend.

The National Day of Prayer, May 1st, 2014 will have profound significance for our country.  It is an Unprecedented opportunity to see the Lord’s healing and renewing power made manifest as we call on citizens to humbly come before His throne.

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Inspirational TAG…Think About God..Daily

Life Consists of what a man is thinking about all day long!

The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts!

You are today where your thoughts have brought you!

You will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you!

Everything begins with a thought. Your thoughts become words; your words become actions, and your actions define who you are.  Think positive! Think about God more often each day!  It will change your Life!

Tears of Humility…Serving one another during Holy Week

Holy Week was celebrated in service to one another!  The Love Mandate to love one another went forward as we shared the Lord’s supper and engaged in very special intimate setting of honoring one another through the washing of feet, breaking bread and prayers of healing.  Tears of humility and perfect love filled the atmosphere!

 

SHC Interfaith Empowerment Sessions

Awesome! Refreshing! Invigorating!  were some of the remarks received from our first collaborative Interfaith Empowerment Session. Attendance included both stakeholders and residents.  “it’s a working partnership with our Quality of Life  and Therapy teams…come and be inspired….”

Motivational Slogan of the Month ” No matter what the weapon is …I win”….The Yes of God!

This is where the Healing Begins….

Our MISSION is to bind up the brokenhearted and help heal the sick and aging, frightened and disoriented.  Bringing to you more than just a source of prayer, but a specific intervention of hope and healing.

* Fully integrated spiritual care approach with Clinical and Therapy teams for value-based care coordination.

*Reduced return to hospital through preventative spiritual inputs

*Spiritual programming customized for patients around their beliefs and faith traditions for positive patient experiences

*The Chaplain Advisory Council, a large community based spiritual resource

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Hall of Fame

Shining Stars.  Resident Mrs. Mary Jo Anderson was inducted in our 2013 Hall of fame.  She is our Mail Delivery go to person.  She has found great purpose in being the bearer of good news.  She awakens daily with excitement and expectation to greet her fellow residents as she delivers their mail.  “God daily loads her with benefits”.

She found purpose once again! After coming to our facility faced with disappointment, she received a life changing message that “God has placed her right where she needs to be” who would have thought that it would be “delivering mail”.  At the Hall of fame, she was beyond blessed by a great show of support by a whooping 47 guests of family and friends who came to celebrate her.  Whoop, whoop! What a special lady!

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