A blessing for Traverse

by Barbara Lewis 23. April 2010 16:24

John Thompson, whose mother lives at The Lodge at MapleCreek, has a 13-year-old Sheltie named Traverse who is struggling with arthritis. He asked Chaplain Becky Ebb-Speese if she would bless the dog during a future visit. On Thursday, John and Pastor Becky met in the Lodge chapel with Traverse, John’s mother and some other residents and staff. In the spirit of St. Francis, she annointed Traverse’s head with oil and prayed for God to help relieve his pain of arthritis and to bless him in the love that he gives to his family. She also noted that it was Earth Day, a day to celebrate all of God’s creation, including animals.


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