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COVID-19 Weekly Chart: July 27, 2021

July 23, 2021   Dear Westminster Village Residents and Families, Coronavirus infections are on the rise again in the United States, especially the Delta Variant. To update you on our continuing efforts to help protect the Residents and Staff from this virus, the following guidelines are still in place: • Un-vaccinated Staff are still required […]

Chaplain’s Corner: LXII

“The Human Race has a Lying Problem” George Washington and the Cherry Tree is one of the most signature stories from America’s earliest days. It’s most familiar rendering is found in a book by Mason Locke Weems that has this title: Life of George Washington: With Curious Anecdotes Equally Honourable to Himself and Exemplary to […]

Chaplain’s Corner: LXI

“Go Fly a Kite” In 1848, a young engineer from Philadelphia by the name of Charles Ellett Jr. was contemplating a difficult task. He hoped to build a bridge across the gorge of the Niagara River just below the famous falls. Local politicians-both Canadians and Americans, representing opposite sides of the river-believed that a bridge […]

Chaplain’s Corner: LX

“Wisdom” A lot of smart people do really dumb things. A fairly large slice of today’s headlines-what we call news-turns out to be a recitation of the missteps, miscalculations, and mistakes of people who probably should have known better. In 2005, Robert McCormick-CEO of the internet technology company Savvis- was forced to resign because he […]

Chaplain’s Corner: LIX

“Avoiding Jesus” Church is one of the best places in the world to hide. No, not from vampires, werewolves and the walking dead. That’s Hollywood stuff. Church is where people can avoid faith and avoid God by becoming religious. Churches are often filled with respectable people, or people who are doing their utmost to look […]

Chaplain’s Corner: LVIII

“Nothing Takes God by Surprise” “The Lrod is near to the broknhreated and svaes the crsuhd in sipit”. If you copy the words I quoted as written, your spell-checker will throw a hissy fit. What’s interesting is that our brains have no problem making sense of them. Researchers at Cambridge have confirmed that as long […]

Chaplain’s Corner: LVII

“A Question to Ponder this Week”   How many of these questions can you get right? Who are the five wealthiest people in the world today? Who are the last five winners of the Nobel Prize? Who are the last five winners of the Oscars for Best Actor and Best Actress? Who are the last […]

Chaplain’s Corner: LVI

“The Power of Nice” Rachel Pine was flying from Los Angeles to New York City.  She noticed that the flight attendant crew looked unusually tired.  When the flight attendant came by to see if she had fastened her seat belt, Rachel reached into her package of Fig Newtons.  Would you like one?” she asked. The […]

Chaplain’s Corner: LV

“Mortal Lessons” Bible commentator Dale Bruner, trying to describe “the deep grace of God for a flawed human race” says there is one illustration that has helped him more than any other. It comes from Dr. Richard Selzer’s experience as a surgeon, as reported in his book Mortal Lessons. Selzer writes: “I stand by the […]

Chaplain’s Corner: LIV

“Kick Away” It’s the biggest moment of your life. It’s just you and the goal keeper, who is standing in the middle of the net. The soccer goal he or she is guarding is 24 feet wide and you can hit the penalty shot that will win the World Cup and forever ensure your place […]