Justin Linseisen, Director of Pastoral Care
Not too long ago, while watching the nightly news, they aired a story from the mid-western states that were currently experiencing historical flooding. Many farmers were having trouble keeping their crops safe and protecting their livestock. A farmer reported coming across one of his cows stuck in deep mud. He then began working to get the cow out. The farmer used the front-end loader on his tractor to dig down under the cow with the bucket. There was a strap above the bucket that the farmer wrapped around the top of the cow to secure her safely in the bucket. Then, all of a sudden, he lifted the bucket and the cow was plucked up out of the mud and mire it had been stuck in.
Now, with that image in our minds, I recalled the words of the Psalmist David. He wrote in Psalms 40, “I waited patiently for the Lord to help me, and he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire. He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along” (Psalms 40:1-2, NLT). In this life, we all live we have plenty of opportunities to get “stuck in the mud.” Too often we find ourselves in life situations and circumstances that are not what we planned, or what we really want. As a result, we become stuck. Stuck in the mud. Stuck in the mire. Stuck in our terrible attitudes. Stuck in our deep grief and sadness. Stuck in the plight of our life. Stuck and unable to move, or get out, and change things. Stuck! King David wrote that we have a God who, sort of like that farmer and his cow, is able to lift us up out of the mud and the mire. What presses upon me when I read David’s words is that we have a God who is close by. In order to lift us up, He is close by. In order hear us, He is close by. To set us on our feet and steady us, He is close by. That is a wonderful promise of this passage of scripture—God is close!
If I can be of any help to you, please do not hesitate to let me know. You can do so via telephone by calling ext. 260, or (859) 519-4950, or by e-mailing me at Justin@eastland.org.
|Dorcus Hudgins||May 1|
|Rosie White||May 4|
|John Vereeke||May 5|
|Patricia Hart||May 13|
|Malcolm Marsh||May 18|
|Mildred McIntyre||May 21|
|Pat Webster||May 21|
|Richard Duff||May 25|
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Elaine Cook, Harpist – Thursday, May 9th at 2:00 p.m.
Millie Hamilton host a piano sing-along – Thursday, May 23rd at 2:30 p.m.
Ralph Curtis plays classic country and gospel favorites on his guitar – Monday, May 27th at 2:30 p.m.
JULIET Lunch at Chicken Salad Chick – Thursday, May 2nd at 11:00 a.m.
Bank & Post Office Trip – Friday, May 3rd at 10:40 a.m.
Walmart Shopping Trip – Tuesday, May 7th at 2:15 p.m.
Stein Mart Shopping Trip – Friday, May 10th at 10:35 a.m.
Movie Outing “A Dogs Way Home” – Monday, May 13th @ 1:00 p.m.
Meijer Shopping Trip – Tuesday, May 14th at 2:15 p.m.
My Old Kentucky Home Tour & Lunch Outing – Wednesday, May 15th at 10:30 a.m.
Garden Home Ladies Gazebo Lunch – Friday, May 17th at 12:30 p.m.
Dinner at the “Chop House” – Monday, May 20th @ 4:15 p.m.
Walmart Shopping Trip – Tuesday, May 21st at @ 2:15 p.m.
Library Trip – Friday, May 24th at 10:40 a.m.
Kroger Shopping Trip – Tuesday, May 28th at 2:15 p.m.
Terri Schneider, Resident Care Coordinator/Interim Community Director
Springtime brings new life. We recently had the arrival of a beautiful new life here at Liberty Ridge. Congratulations to Pastor Justin and wife, Stephanie, on their new baby girl, Olivia! Olivia made her grand entrance on April 11, 2019. Weighing in at 7 pounds 15 ounces and 21 inches long, she has stolen the hearts of family and friends alike. Please join us in welcoming little Olivia to our Liberty Ridge family.
We celebrate new life while also looking for ways to remember those who are no longer with us. Garland Roe wanted to remember his good friend and neighbor, Bill Crankshaw, in a special way after his recent passing. Garland donated a redbud tree in Bill’s honor and planted the tree near the spot where Bill always parked his truck. As the tree grows and blooms each year, we will be reminded of Bill and what he meant to all of us here at Liberty Ridge.
Thanks to all of you residents who submit WOW CARDS to help us recognize our team members who exceed expectations. This is a way for us to show appreciation to those who are noticed going above and beyond expectations, providing a service or showing their “Servant’s Heart” in a time of need. Thank you, to our team for their hard work, dedication, and caring hearts they bring to work every day!
Welcome our New Resident – Mary (Macy) Fisher
Mary (Macy) Fisher was born the oldest child of three with two younger brothers. She lived most of her young life in Paris, Kentucky until the day she and a girlfriend decided to move their young families to Sacramento, CA with a new adventure in mind. Macy’s friend quickly became homesick and returned to Paris, she did not! Macy raised her two boys, Zad and Keith on her own before she met the love of her life, Grant. The couple had a son together, Darrell before he would lose his life to Vietnam.
Macy attended business school and worked as an office manager, first, for the Sacramento Police Officers Association and the for the Probation Office Association.
In 1989 Macy returned home to Paris to care for her elderly mother and father and never returned to Sacramento.
Macy is the proud grandmother to two grandsons. She loves music, reading, cards, board games and at one time, swimming.
Welcome our New Resident – John Turnley
John Turnley was born in Wheelwright, KY but grew up in Martin County along with a sister. In high school, John was drafted but later volunteered for the U.S. Navy. After completed two years with the Navy, John returned to Martin County to finish his high school education. He soon began working for KY/West Virginia Power Company as a lineman where he was very skilled in troubleshooting line problems.
At 25, he met his future wife, Maxine. The couple built a home in Martin County where they raised a daughter, Connie and a son, Ricky. John worked for the power company for 53 years. He loves to line dance with his group, Swinging Sensations. He is a member of the Martin First Baptist Church and the Masonic Lodge.
Welcome our New Resident – Mary Ragan
Mary Ragan was born the youngest of eight children in Chattanooga, TN. When Mary was 19 years old, her mothers best friend came to visit along with her son, Harold Ragan, who was home from the military. The couple was instantly smitten. Harold continued his career in the military, so the young couple moved often. They lived in the Panama Canal zone for three years. After 20 years of service to the U.S. Army, Harold retired. He later went to work for the Bluegrass Army Depot. Mary was a homemaker to their three daughters, Vickie, Sherrie, and Lisa. The family home was located on Doncaster Drive on the north end of Lexington.
Mary later worked in sales and real estate. She enjoyed sewing and yard work. At the age of 79, Mary was stricken with glaucoma, which robbed her of her eyesight. Despite her visual impairment, Mary remains sunny and cheerful. These days she enjoys listening to audio books and socializing with friends and family. She is a grandmother to seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Welcome our New Resident – Lois Kiricenkov
Lois Kiricenkov was born in Brandenburg, KY. She attended college at the University of Kentucky where she earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting. She has a daughter, Linda and a son, Michael. Lois worked in book-keeping at various businesses before opening her daycare, Silver Rattle in the Chevy Chase area. She ran the daycare for over 20 years before retiring.
Lois is the proud grandmother to four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and 16 yr. old Sophie, her very shy kitty. Lois enjoys playing Mahjong and other card games, spending time with family and walking outdoors.
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