Justin Linseisen, Director of Pastoral Care
Greetings friends –
The past few days I have been singing a song that I cannot seem to get out of my head. It’s a catchy little tune. It’s a song called, Something Beautiful”, by Bill and Gloria Gaither. I cannot quit singing it because the words are so rich in telling of what God can do. The chorus is such:
“Something beautiful, something good
All my confusion He understood
All I had to offer Him was brokenness and strife
But he made something beautiful of my life”
These words paint a picture of a God who is willing to take our brokenness, confusion, and strife and turn it into something beautiful. As I reflect on this God who can turn our lives in to beautiful things, I cannot help but think about this upcoming Easter season. This is a season of new, beautiful things happening all around us. The dark winter skies turn to radiant sunshine! The dead grass begins to grow and turn green. The trees begin to bud new life. There is something special in the air. Something beautiful, one might say. As we celebrate this Easter season we reflect on what Jesus did for us on the cross, and that He rose from the grave to give us new, beautiful lives in Him! With this spring season approaching I encourage you to look at the beautiful things God has done in your life. If you desire for God to do a new work in your life, I would ask you to open your heart to him! He promises to come in and make you, new and beautiful from the inside out! Let’s join together this Easter season and celebrate together with the Risen Savior has done and will do in our lives.
As we head into the Easter season below are a few dates and times I want you to be aware of. As a reminder, everyone is welcome and invited to participate in all Holy Week activities at Liberty Ridge.
Don’t forget that we will have our monthly Heritage Hymn Sing on the 3rd Wednesday of this month in the Community Room. Everyone is invited.
Dan Wilkerson, Community Director
Ah, March! St Patrick’s Day, the Lenten season, the gateway to spring and its uncertain weather are all found in this tumultuous month.
More than just an excuse for corned beef, cabbage, and green beer (yuck!), March 17th, St Patrick’s day, is a great reminder of the contributions and sacrifice of the Irish (both Green and Orange) to our nation. Regardless of how one believes about immigration today, the 1700’s Orange and 1800’s Green Irish immigrations did much to shape our developing country and we should all celebrate their contributions. March also encompasses most of Lent, a time of both sorrow and ultimately joy, as we acknowledge that He is Risen, Indeed!
March usually brings us respite from the snow and ice, but often, at a price, as the changing weather occasions high winds and tornados. This is a good time to review your tornado plan for where to shelter and what supplies to have on hand in your shelter area. You may wish to peruse the internet for ideas and advice on building your emergency supplies kit. Secure any items outside that may be blown away by gusty winds. Don’t forget to monitor your radio (a weather radio is highly recommended) and your local television stations for current weather conditions. Remember: a tornado watch means that atmospheric conditions are conducive to creating tornados; a tornado warning indicates that tornados have been sighted in your area.
We wish you a mild, safe March and a glorious spring!
Terri Schneider, Resident Care Coordinator
Sit back and relax for the wild ride with our Kentucky winter weather. We made it through a couple of rounds of snow and I’m sure we will be in for more during the February month, so be careful when you get out and about!
Also, we continue to be in one of the worst flu seasons in recent years. We also had the awful stomach bug in our building which affected lots of us, including residents, families and staff. If you are experiencing any of the following flu or stomach bug symptoms, please stay home and do not return to the building until 24-hours AFTER your last symptoms, so as to not spread your illness to others;
Welcome our New Resident – Jean Miller
Jean Miller was born in Maysville, Kentucky but grew up in Paris, Kentucky along with six older brothers and sisters. At the age of 14, Jean lost her mother. Jean moved to Cincinnati, Ohio to live with her oldest sister and attended her freshman year at Hughes High School. Her sophomore year, she moved to California to live with another sister. By Jean’s junior year she was ready to come back home to Cincinnati.
Jean graduated from high school and settled in Lexington, working at a drugstore on Main Street. It was at that drug store that she met her future husband, Allen Miller. The couple married after a brief courtship and have two daughters and a son.
Jean attended Fugazzi Business College and went to work at St Joseph Hospital as a secretary to the food service department. In 1978, Jean was employed by the Fayette County Public School System where she worked for 10 years at Ashland Elementary in the cafeteria and three years as a bus driver. Allen worked at the Kentucky Army Signal Depot as a radio/ teletype repairman for 32 years.
The couple were married for 55 years when Allen passed away. Jean enjoys gardening, bingo, and trivia.
Welcome our New Resident – Katherine (Kit) Andrews
Katherine Andrews (Kit) was born in Lexington, KY along with three younger brothers. Kit worked for her father, a physician, helping with charting and other clerical duties. She graduated from Henry Clay High School in 1953 and attended two years of college at Vassar before returning home to finish her degree in English at the University of Kentucky. While at U.K. Kit met her future husband, Ed McClanahan.
Ed worked as an English professor for four years at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon. The couple had their first child, Kristin, in Oregon. By the time the second and third child, daughter, Caitlin and son, Jess, were born, Ed had moved the family to California to teach at Stanford University.
While living in Silicon Valley, CA. Kit returned to school to be credentialed in teaching. She taught third and fourth grade.
When the children were older Kit returned to Kentucky, living on Lake Cumberland for five years before returning to Lexington. In 1983 Kit earned her degree as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She owned a private practice on Main Street in Lexington.
Today Kit is the proud grandmother to three grandchildren. She loves to write and enjoys gardening. She is currently passionate about learning all there is to know about Autism in hopes of a deeper understanding with her grandson who suffers from the disorder.
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