Why asking a “Dumb” Question is Really Smart

May 31, 2017 panik
by Vickie S. Watson, Community Relations Specialist We have all heard the phrase, “Remember, there are no dumb questions.”  We all know that is not 100% true.  There really are dumb questions – we are all familiar with that eye-roll, jaw-drop response at some of the questions that have been posed either to us, or
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What does hope look like?

May 25, 2016 panik
by Vickie Watson, Community Relations Specialist As I sat in staff meeting one day, recently, listening to a note that had been written by a family we had served, the Holy Spirit dropped this question into my heart, “What does hope look like?”  For each of us, in our everyday walk with the Lord, hope
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Spring Camp HOPE 2018

May 15, 2018 panik
Another Camp HOPE has come and gone, and we are left with the tan lines from that sunny day and the memories that remain. The weather, albeit a little hot for this former Montana girl, was perfect. The sun was shining, a nice breeze was continuous off the lake and we felt the blessings of
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Relief

May 24, 2017 panik
by Vickie S. Watson, Community Relations Specialist Relief is a soothing word, is it not?  By definition, it means: 1) a feeling of reassurance and relaxation following release from anxiety or distress; 2) assistance given to those in special need or difficulty; 3) a person or group of people replacing others who have been on
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On Memorial Day and serving those who selflessly served us

May 15, 2018 panik
As another Memorial Day approaches, we become reflective on the service of our American heroes. I was born to a 7th generation Army veteran. My family’s history has been colored with service in the United States Military, so this particular holiday is a big one for us. My great-grandfather was killed in combat in WWII.
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My Mother...My Best Friend

May 5, 2016 panik
by Talina Shadix, Professional Development/EMR Specialist My mother, Betty Ann Wooten, was my best friend and my entire life. She taught me how to cook, sew, care for my family, be a good mom and wife, and a good employee while putting God before everything. I lost my mom to breast cancer April 2, 2008. She
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My #1 Lady - A Mother's Day Tribute

May 3, 2016 panik
By Karen Denton, Team Volunteer Coordinator   Karen Denton and her mother, Florence Dennis, enjoying a moment of laughter. With Mother’s Day approaching, I feel compelled (and immensely honored) to pen a few lines about the lady that I call Mother.  There are so many thoughts darting through my head as to which avenue to pursue
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Heart of Hospice Award

May 11, 2015 panik
2015 Heart of Hospice Award Recipient The 2015 Heart of Hospice recipient, Jamie Gore has been referred to as a “quiet GIANT” for HMC for 20 years. “I believe that God directs our paths and as such, I believe it was destined for Hospice of Marshall County’s and Jamie Gore’s paths to cross – not
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Gayle's Garden Comes to Fruition

May 11, 2015 panik
How wonderful to see the new landscaping addition to Gayle’s Garden done by the Marshall County Leadership Challenge Class of 2015. For those of you who have been with a loved one at Shepherd’s Cove, you know there are times when you just stare out the window, thinking of nothing and thinking of everything. To
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Community Camp HOPE

May 9, 2015 panik
Losing a loved one is hard at any age, but for a child, the grief can be impossible to navigate. Hospice of Marshall County (HMC) has helped many children through the grieving process with Camp Hope, a one day grief camp for children who participate in HMC’s in-school bereavement program. But on May 9th, for
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Being a Mother – The Greatest Adventure EVER!

May 6, 2016 panik
by Vickie S. Watson, Community Relations Specialist When God made me a mother for the first time on a hot summer day in 1989, I had no idea what sorts of adventures lie ahead of me.  That moment is seared in my memory.  I even remember what song was playing on the music channel as
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A Tribute to my Mother – Elowayne Slaton

May 4, 2016 panik
by Rhonda Osborne, CEO  There are MANY memories my mother made for me and my sister.  I recently said, factiously, I have tried to think of a memory that didn’t include me getting a “whipping”!   and that sounds much more terrible than it was in actuality!   However, my mother, along with my father, instilled in
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A Mother's Day Tribute - There is no limit to sacrificial love!

May 2, 2016 panik
by Annah Grace Morgan, Foundation Director It’s an overwhelming task to write about the positive impact my mother has made on my life and the lives of countless children in our community. The task feels impossible to limit to words.  My mother never thinks of herself and always puts others needs first.   I joke that
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