A View From the Porch (July 2, 2014)

“I like it here.  It’s homey.”

Yesterday, as the hot, sultry days of July began, this was what I heard over and over from our guests.  We have a full house and there is lots of activity here.  One couple is sharing their large room with another patient they met at the hospital who needed lodging. Last evening, many guests gathered on the patio for a cook out.  The challenge of being away from home, of facing difficult physical health needs, of being in a strange place, of not knowing what will come next, of facing their mortality, of not knowing how to support a loved one, creates a camaraderie and spirit of care that, ultimately, is healing.

Jesus taught us the importance of community.  Jesus showed us we do not need to carry our burdens alone.  St. Agnes’ House provides a place where the heavy burdens of life can be carried together.  Thanks for your support of this homey place.

Love, Rebecca+

This week our porch is decorated for July 4th!  Enjoy our view. ( And scroll down to see photos from our night at the Legends!)

Our porch is decorated in red, white and blue for July 4th.
Our porch is decorated in red, white and blue for July 4th.

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Community Organization of the Night at Legends Ballpark

On July 1, St. Agnes’ House was the Community Organization of the Night at the Legends’ ballpark as the Legends hosted the Greensboro Grasshoppers.  While the Legends lost, it was a fairly close, high scoring game (12-16).  We had a table with our information in a shady part of the concourse.  We were interviewed at home plate prior to the start of the game and interviewed on ESPN Radio WLXG 1300 AM by Keith Elkins.  We were warmly received and provided a great outreach to the community.

A friend told me today that she heard me on the radio as she and her son were driving home from baseball practice.  When she told her son she knew me, he said with awe and surprise, “Mom, you know a movie star!”  Grateful to the Legends ball club for this great opportunity.  Enjoy the photos from the game!

Our table in a shaded area by the main entrance.
Our table in a shaded area by the main entrance.
With the Legends' baseball :)
With the Legends’ baseball 🙂
A great night at the ballpark!
A great night at the ballpark!
In the booth with Keith Elkins
In the booth with Keith Elkins
Former State Senator Flynn has worked at the ballpark since its opening 14 years ago.
Former State Senator Flynn has worked at the ballpark since its opening 14 years ago.
Senator Flynn's son is Doug Flynn, who played for the World Series winning Cincinnati Reds.
Senator Flynn’s son is Doug Flynn, who played for the World Series winning Cincinnati Reds.
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