A View from the Porch (April 2, 2015)

There’s a lot of trauma at St. Agnes’ House.  What I mean by that is that all of our guests are experiencing trauma of some kind, whether it’s navigating through Lexington, worrying about where they’re going to stay so they can get to the doctor they need to see, or worrying about a loved one who was suddenly airlifted to Lexington and is in serious condition at the hospital.

The traumas of medical crisis send guests to St. Agnes’ House.  Together, we do our best to lessen the trauma and anxiety.  Whether it’s by making and praying over quilts and prayer shawls, making sure the rooms and house are cleaned and bright, providing a listening ear, or praying daily for the people at the house, a lot of our ministry in this place is trauma reduction.

And every so often, we need a rest from the trauma.  During this blessed Holy Week, St. Agnes’ House is closed.  Mary and Reynold are on a wonderful, refreshing vacation.  I’m in Corbin and all of the guests are gone for a week.  Well, except that I was there overnight one night.  The House is so quiet, peaceful and at rest.

We all need that kind of rest and quiet.

On Monday, guests will arrive again and we’ll be up and running, all of us doing our best to relieve and lessen the trauma that walks through our doors.  All of us together providing comfort, peace and care.

May you enjoy blessed rest and rejuvenation and thank you for lessening the trauma of medical crisis!

Enjoy our view from the porch!

Love, Rebecca+

Provide a room for 30 nights of lodging! $810 for a single and $1,200 for a large room!

Sponsor a room for a whole month, providing 30 nights of lodging.  We’ll let everyone know you’ve given this wonderful gift…you’ve lessened their trauma.  You can donate by check to St. Agnes’ House, Diocese of Lexington, PO Box 610, Lexington, KY 40588 or online at http://www.diolex.org.

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The snow is all gone now.
The snow is all gone now.
The lovely river rock creates a wonderful fram for these flowers.
The lovely river rock creates a wonderful fram for these flowers.
The hill is dotted with daffodils.
The hill is dotted with daffodils.
Even the house next door is long gone, the flowers remain.
Even the house next door is long gone, the flowers remain.
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