Month: April 2020

Devotions for these times: “Joy comes with the morning”

Staff blogger: Rev. Dr. Charles Yoost, Director of Religious Life & Church Outreach Read Psalm 30 We have often heard it said, “God will not give you more than you can handle.” Mother Theresa is reported to have said, “I know God will not give me more than I can handle. I just wish God […]

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Thank you for the delightful signs of spring

Staff Blogger: Loretta Wilken, Lakeside Chautauqua Master Gardener/Groundskeeper Pockets of blooming hyacinths lovingly tucked into gardens, stretches of daffodils, whimsically decorated beds of early spring color – these are all delightful signs of spring. They’re a calming source of visual delight and sometimes small surprises.   Homeowners share their Lakeside Love through these sometimes small, […]

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Devotions for these times: “How long, O Lord? How long?”

Staff blogger: The Rev. Dr. Charles Yoost, Director of Religious Life & Church Outreach Read Psalm 13 During this time of “sheltering in place” and quarantine, have you found yourself living the five stages of grief that Elizabeth Kubler-Ross and others say we all experience when we face loss? First, there is denial. When I […]

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Lakeside in Poetry

Staff Blogger: Ellen Venema, Rhein Center Assistant Coordinator There’s truly an art to selecting and arranging words. The rhythm, alliteration and imagery of our choices may provide another level of interest and meaning. We can create moods, set scenes and build characters with paper and pen (or computer and fingers…) and a little careful thought. […]

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Devotions for these times: Hold on to hope!

Staff blogger: The Rev. Dr. Charles Yoost, Director of Religious Life & Church Outreach This week’s devotion is based on an excerpt from a book by the popular Texas author and pastor, James W. Moore, who was Lakeside’s Preacher of the Week several summers in the past. His book is entitled Lord, Give Me Patience!… […]

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Devotions for These Times: Our Easter Assurance

Staff Blogger: Rev. Dr. Charles Yoost, Lakeside Chautauqua Director of Religious Life & Church Outreach Read Mark 16:1-7 The Easter story is recorded in all four Gospels, but each tells the story differently. It’s like learning about the contemporary crisis via Fox News, CNN, NBC and ABC. Each tells the story with a slightly different […]

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Connect with your Lakeside friends through a Virtual Social!

Staff Blogger: Mallory Glenn, Advancement & Communications Assistant Do you miss your Lakeside friends? Stay connected by organizing a virtual get-together on Zoom, an online conferencing service. Lakeside is a special place because of its people, and even though we can’t be together physically right now, let’s continue to connect and be social with each […]

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Did you know: Florence E. Allen visited Lakeside?

Staff blogger: Dakota Harkins, Director of Education & Heritage Programming Florence Ellinwood Allen (March 23, 1884 – Sept. 12, 1966) was a 20th century leader in the field of law – a U.S. Circuit Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; the first woman to serve on a state supreme court; […]

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Devotions for These Times

Staff Blogger: Rev. Dr. Charlie Yoost, Director of Religious Life, Lakeside Chautauqua When the Babylonians attacked Jerusalem in 586 B.C., they took as prisoners most of the inhabitants of the city. These unfortunate folks were exiled to Babylon where they were forced to live for several years. Because one of the Jewish traditions was to […]

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Get Creative with Easter Eggs this Spring

Staff Blogger: Ellen Venema, Rhein Center Assistant Coordinator Easter is coming soon! In a quest to shake up my decorations this year, I hunted up new ideas for Easter eggs. Join me in stepping outside the pre-packaged dye kit box and expand your egg-decorating repertoire with a few of these creative techniques using materials that can […]

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