A Glimpse of Humanity


Finishing Strong

Tonight I am writing a salute to a lady I met recently though my work. Phyllis (not her real name) is in her eighties and  confused at times.  However, as is often the case, she is not confused about the Scriptures.  I have seen this time and again. Whether people with dementia, or the mentally disabled, or the […]

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Don’t Get Old!

The poem at the bottom is one I originally posted in March 2012 in Fruitfulsteps.  It was given to me by a little old lady I met through my work.  I loved her attitude, and I’d love to share the poem with you! It seems almost every day in the clinic someone recites to me […]

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God Goes Before Us

Reposted from Fruitfulsteps 1-29-14 The last thing I wanted to do today was to leave my warm house and my four daughters and go out into this bitter cold. I was dragging my feet extra heavily because I knew that in the middle of the day I had to evaluate a new client in an […]

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Mutual Respect

Reposted from Fruitfulsteps: My time working as a therapist in home health has given me new insight into people.  Being with them in their home and  their chosen surroundings tells me more about them than the clinic ever could. 11.12.13. What a beautiful, crisp, fall day! I got to hear the frosty leaves cracking off their […]

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Call me Christmas!

Reposted from Fruitfulsteps 10.17.13.  I went on a home health visit today. The home smelled just like my Grandma Goss’ used to. Not good or bad, just Grandma. There I met the cutest little 94 year old man who said, “Call me Christmas!” Then he offered me half a boiled egg white (he had eaten […]

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Nowhere to Sleep

Nowhere to sleep-taken from my Facebook post 8-11-15 After 25 years in physical therapy, today I saw another first. I met a man in an assisted living facility who had moved into his one bedroom apartment without a bed. Instead, he filled his entire bedroom with books! I couldn’t help but think of 3 of […]

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