Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Sadness

On my way to Port Austin, Michigan, a deep sadness came over me after visiting a nursing home.

Parkinson's Disease caused one elderly lady to shake during our conversation.  The nurse told of her satisfying life teaching, while her husband told of his "quiet" funeral home.

Memory lapses from some.

Loneliness for some.

All of it got me thinking as I drove to meet a friend in Bad Axe for dinner.

And, that thinking is what my dad always warned me about.

"You think too much," dad would say.

And, I would go play then.

Gone fishing for a day, at least.

That should revive and recreate me.

Always does as I visit my brother before returning home to downtown Detroit.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Think Tank: Theological Reflection on ISIS with Clergy, Specialists

A rigorous discussion of a clergy circle, among others is set for Monday, Oct. 27th from 5 pm in Detroit Unity Temple, hosted by Gregory Guice and Care of the Soul and Companions Counseling All-Faiths Festival.

Welcome.

Invited guests include Bishop Francis Kalabat and/or spokesperson for the Chaldean Catholic Community, and the Arab-American News.

Is Your Teenager Alcohol Attached?

Teen drinking is a challenge but not unbeatable.

Monitor his or her discussion about getting drunk, perhaps.

Does teen know of variety of brands of liquor?

Are teen's friends morphed for the worse?

Does teen get in trouble at work, report absences, is tardy?

Does he or she have trouble staying in stable time span at same job over a period of time?



Friday, October 10, 2014

To Support and Encourage with Pastoral Care, Compassion

That's the aim of a new task I took on today.

Police chaplaincy for Hamtramck, MI.

I do solemnly swear that I will support the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of Michigan, and that I will faithfully perform the duties of the office of Police Department Chaplain in and for the City of Hamtramck, County of Wayne, according to the best of my ability, so help me God.

With Police Chief Maxwell Garbarino and City Clerk August R. Gitschlag, I said those words to serve in the name of all interfaith clergy who lift up first responders on the front lines in terribly turbulent times.

God help me.

MASCULINE ALLIANCE OF LEARNERS IN EXPERIENCE (M.A.L.E.)

7 Tuesdays
Oct. 28 - Dec. 9, 2013
5:30-6:45 pm

WISDOM WELCOME!

Hamtramck, MI., Public Library
2360 Caniff
Hamtramck, MI. 48212


Meet-up with other women and men
exploring their story, roots and
relationships.

High school age and older welcome to register
at praisethemaker1234@yahoo.com
313 530 2777


Facilitator: Dr. Lawrence M. Ventline


Care of the Soul and Companions Counseling
All-Faiths Festival of Metropolitan Detroit, MI.,
host

IGNITING EACH ONE'S DIGITY AND WORK BY AWAKENING IT
IN SELF AND OTHERS ONE PERSON AT A TIME!

Sources:
The Psalms of the Hebrew Scriptures
Richard Rohr, OFM
Anne Wilson Sheaf

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Focus:HOPE Walk

Join me for a stroll or a run, Sunday, Oct. 12, 1 pm. Register at www.focushope.edu/run.

Veterans Meet in Mainstreet Grill First Tuesdays at 7 pm in Detroit

For inspiration and scripture, veterans are welcome to join me in the Grill and Coney Island at 1985 E. Jefferson, Detroit.  For more call me at (313) 530 2777.