Justin Linseisen, Director of Pastoral Care
One recent weekend I was at home, my wife had to work on this particular Saturday morning. I was home probably cleaning something. Cleaning sometimes is a mindless task for me that I enjoy (I’m weird, I know). I many times, while I’m cleaning, have the news channel on the TV going in the background and I listen to what is going on in our world, culture, and political season (oy vey).
On that morning though I had turned off the TV and turned on worship music to listen and work to. As the songs began and ended I was enjoying the words and singing to the Lord. There was the one song that came on that really drew my attention to the words. This song was titled, “I Need You More”. Many times over and over I would replay that song that Saturday morning in my kitchen. Read some of the words to this song:
I need you more, more than yesterday
I need you more, more than words can say.
I need you more than ever before
I need you, Lord, I need you, Lord.
More than the air I breathe, more than the song I sing
More than the next heartbeat, more than anything.
And lord, as this time goes by, I’ll be by your side
Cause I never want to go back to my old life.
I simply stood agreeing through the song with the Lord that I needed Him! In our crazy political season, Lord we need you more. In the current state we find ourselves in, Lord we need you more. In a world of tragedy, and the untimely deaths of people, Lord we need you more. In days of terror plots and evils, Lord we need you more. In the seemingly simple and mundane routine of our days, Lord we need you more! Friends, we need the presence of the Lord in our lives. May we be a people who recognize our need for God. What if this month we created small moments in our days where we confessed our need for the Lord? Could we simply agree with God that we need His help, presence, comfort, guidance, and love often? That is my prayer for the coming days.
Just a reminder that on August 2nd at 2 pm we will be putting together gift bags for teachers as they head back to school soon. We need all the help we can get! Come and be part of this community service project as we give back to our community!
Always feel free to contact me with questions, comments, or concerns.
(859) 519 – 4950
Blessings to you!
Pastor Justin Linseisen
Dan Wilkerson, Community Director
August, though one of the hottest and driest months of the year, can also bring thunderstorms, high winds, tornados, and hail. It behooves us all to stay abreast of our daily weather via TV, radio, or internet. When conditions are right for this inclement weather (hot surface air mixing with colder air in the upper atmosphere), weather forecasters announce high winds, storm, or tornado WATCHES. When such inclement weather is actually sighted in your area, the watches become WARNINGS. Please leave your radios or televisions tuned to a local station to be alerted to such conditions. If you hear a WARNING given, take the necessary precautions. Get to a ground level room (or even better, a basement, if available), that has no windows. Be careful to stay away from tall furniture or shelving that could fall on you. Get under a table if you can, to block falling/collapsing objects and walls. Shelter in a laundry room or bathroom, if need be. Take a radio and cell phone with you to stay current with the weather. If time permits, take some water and a snack as well. Wait for the ALL CLEAR before leaving your shelter. During an inclement weather, a watch is a good time to ensure your vehicle is garaged. This can save unnecessary hail damage.
If you are caught in a storm during driving, immediately use your emergency flashers, and get as far off the road as possible to wait for it to pass. If you are in a tornado’s path, exit your vehicle and shelter in a ditch, or the lowest point of elevation that you can find. Please be prepared and play it safe. We need you here to enjoy our community for many years to come.
Terri Schneider, Resident Care Coordinator
I hope everyone has been enjoying their summer. It’s hard to believe we are already halfway through the season!
I would like to remind everyone of some changes we have had recently with the Lifeline Home Health service. I’m sure everyone is aware that Carrie Dotson has moved on to new endeavors and is no longer with Lifeline. While they will not be replacing Carrie, Cindy Sisler, another nurse with Lifeline, will be available on Mondays and Wednesdays as a resource, or if you would like to have your blood pressure checked. She will be coming to Liberty Ridge around 1:30 -2:30 on those days.
I can also be a resource for anyone who may need assistance with things, such as, scheduling an appointment with your physician or assisting you to locate other services you may need. Please feel free to call or stop by the office anytime!
Welcome our New Resident – Frank White & Pat Allan
Liberty Ridge welcomes Frank White and Pat Allan.
Frank is originally from Middlesboro, Kentucky. After high school, Frank volunteered for the draft and spent one year in the U.S. Army. Frank earned a degree in business from Lincoln Memorial University where he excelled in sports. He has two daughters, Susanna and Julia. Frank used his degree in business to develop and manage shopping centers across the region.
In 1980 Frank married Pat Allen. Pat grew up in Nashville, Tennessee, the eldest of four. She is a graduate the University of Tennessee, where she earned her degree in psychology and sociology. She relocated to Lexington to work for the Chamber of Commerce. Later she would work for WKYT and Senator Mitch McConnell. Pat worked with Frank for most of her career, helping to develop and manage new business ventures. They adopted a daughter Tabatha when she was nine. During this time, Pat was a homemaker to their new daughter.
The couple are huge U.K. fans and were season ticket holders for many years. The couple enjoyed entertaining at their downtown home. Both are golf enthusiast and love to travel. Pat has many hobbies, including clowning, reading, and entertaining their grandchildren. Frank enjoys walks outdoors, sports television and classic country music.
Welcome our New Resident – Charles Dagnan
Charles Dagnan was born the oldest of five children in Chattanooga, Tennessee. At the age of 3, Charles’s father moved the family to Letcher County for a job opportunity in the coal mines. At the age of 17, Charles joined the Navy and served two years.
When Charles was 15 years old, his uncle taught him how to cut hair. He made a career with his skill and owned Dagnan’s Barber Shop, first in Neon, Kentucky than in Ocala, Florida.
Charles and his late wife, Doris, enjoyed traveling. The couple made it a tradition to vacation every summer. They have traveled as far as California and Hawaii. Charles has two daughters Charlotte and Diane a grandson and a granddaughter.
Charles moved to Kentucky, here at Liberty Ridge, to be near family. While in Ocala, Charles was very active in his church and is a long time member of the Church of God. He enjoys walking and reading the daily paper. This will be quite the adjustment for Charles as he had lived in Ocala for the past 46 years. Please join us in welcoming Charles, not only to Kentucky but to our Liberty Ridge family.
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