Monday, October 31, 2011

Important grunt work today: 401k Committee. Monitoring. LSA staff has $3.2 million invested toward our retirements!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

6 AM on road to celebrate Reformation Sunday and LSA w Our Redeemer, Greenville,NC
LAS ministries participated in Latino festival Sat. LSA is community resource providing diverse services to a diverse community.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Children&Adults Program Deputy Director Jennifer Ryan speaking on CHIP, Medicaid services for children and adults.
Huge! Bill Daley, Chief of Staff for President Obama, has come in to speak and listen to us Lutheran social ministry reps.
More wow. Jack Lew, Director of Office of Mgmt and Budget. Political climate, compromise w Congress, spending limits...
Wow! Sec. Of US Dept of Agriculture Tom Vilsack here to speak. Job creation, policy, development, feeding America, importance of nonprofits.
Just passed through White House security for day of briefings. Who woulda thought! Big day!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Big night. Lutheran social ministry reception in US Senate caucus room. Exec Director Of White House Faith Based office guest speaker.
LSA Board Chair Kaye Leonard & I heading for big adventure in DC. Stay tuned...

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Just off phone with Elms family member telling me how lucky I am to have staff at Elms. I agree! Family grateful for loving care! Amen!
Beautiful letter from LutheranHomeHickoryWest. Staff is professional, caring, respectful, providing quality care! LHHW has it going on!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

At LutheranHomeHickory with friends for Shepherd Society dinner, fellowship, and entertainment.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Home late pm from DC then Chicago for aging&social ministry mtgs on future. Long wk, worth it to plan future.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

After 13 hour and 3 airports, made it to Chicago. 30 minutes to hotel, 35 min. to sleep. But blessed: safe, healthy,family,job...

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

My luck runneth out. Flight from DC to next mtg cancelled. Now on 7 pm to Charlotte,Chicago about midnight-maybe! Flying not fun.
LutheranHomeTrinityOaks residents,staff, friends at Kure Beach for couple days. What fun! LHTO rocks! See photo on my blog and LSA Facebook.

Let's go to the beach!

Lutheran Home at Trinity Oaks residents, staff, volunteers, and Administrator Bill Johnson are at Kure Beach for a couple days.! This is not your grandparent's nursing home. LHTO is about living and living well! Have a ball. Glad the weather is improved!
Holocaust survivor and Nobel winner Elie Wiesel speaking at nat'l aging mtg: hope, diversity, human rights for all.In presence of greatness.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Maya Angelou speaking to our nat'l aging mtg: wisdom, passion, humor, teaching, .... More inspiration!
MartinLutherKingJr Memorial at 5:30 AM. Exercise and inspiration with friend Danny Sanford at DC aging conference.
MartinLutherKingJr Memorial at 5:30 AM. Exercise and inspiration with friend Danny Sanford at DC aging conference.

Monday, October 17, 2011

LFS COO Myra Griffie was in good seat to see President Obama in Wilkes County today! See LFS and LSA facebook for picture.
Tech for aging session. Example: It's Never Too Late computer system. But Cissy McCoy brought it to LSA yrs ago. Cissy and LSA leading!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Did u know MartinLutherKingJr spoke at national Lutheran youth in 1961. Lutherans have long history in diversity and justice.
Sunday Part 2: to airport to DC for national aging services mtg. Education and advocacy.
Heading to 1st Lutheran, G'boro to share the partnership and great work of the Lutheran church in NC and America.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Visited NC Lutheran Men Board, then good visit with friends at LutheranHomeTrinityOaks. Large group for manicures-no red polish for me.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Late visit at LutheranHomeHickoryWest. Nice to meet be able to see old friends and new. LHHW feels good, looks good!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Hello to LSA/LFS Family from 8:30&11 AM worship at Kimball Lutheran,  Kannapolis. Great visit with great friends.
Hello to LSA/LFS Family from 8:30&11 AM worship at Kimball Lutheran, Kannapolis. Great visit with great friends.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Dropped in to visit LutheranFamilyServices Raleigh office and LFS GreenLevel. Great services and people!
Sunrise on I40,Burlington. To Raleigh for state Medicaid mtg.
Donor/volunteer event last pm. Largest attendance. LutheranHomeTrinityOaks-great food, world class hospitality. Trinity Oaks Ringers music.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Kernersville breakfast mtg. Dropped in on Elms-happy place. Next stop Lutheran Homes in Hickory.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Staff from across LSA in Salisbury today for education with attorney and friend Ken Burgess, and fellowship. Both are important to mission.

Monday, October 3, 2011

LSA Office staff retreat: fellowship, food, corn maze for team building. Relate/communicate to better serve everyone we touch.