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Mark Ellingson
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Time
Time is a funny thing.  Something you are going to do tomorrow, becomes next week and then next year.  It's now next year. I haven't posted in this blog for over a year.  My job changed and I moved (though not so far).  And, instead of being a "Hospice Chap...

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Fun as Part of Life
            So, are you ready? You know, for  National Have Fun at Work Day  which is Wednesday, January 28.  This is not to be confused with the  International Have Fun at Work Day  which is April 1.  We know what kind of one-sided fun that would be.      ...

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Miss G
    I work with Altru’s Hospice.  A person may come under hospice care only when a doctor confirms a terminal diagnosis of six months or less.  So I am well-acquainted with dying, so much so that some people ask me how I handle it.  I have moments when what...

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Learning to Discuss
Maybe you have heard this story … Two men were having a rather heated discussion while a third watched from a distance. After a bit the two shook hands and went their separate ways. One of the men was a friend of the third and walked up to him. The watcher ...

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Summer Relaxation
Nothing better than relaxing on a pleasant day, with the lawn done and a couple of brats on the grill.  Later at night, if the mosquitoes aren't thick, I'll return to the same chair and watch the grain elevator lights.  Or look for the rabbits who ate my ga...

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Joy and Sorrow Hand in Hand
I attend a lot of funerals.  I suspect I attend more funerals, prayer services and visitations than almost anyone.  Many funeral bulletin or folders have little verses inside of them.  I will have to confess that I'm not impressed by too many of them.  Some...

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Winter Blues
FIVE DEVOTIONALS SHARED FOR CALL-IN WITHIN THE ALTRU SYSTEM.  THE SUBJECT IS "WINTER BLUES." 1.   Take a moment to pause and reflect … about the blues .   Perhaps you have heard of “Blue Monday” which happened back on January 6 .   According to a British so...
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