Tag Archives: living

Savor: Recipes to Celebrate Life

Looking for a wonderful gift this holiday season? Whether you love to fire up the grill, try your hand at a challenging Italian course, or bake a surely sinful dessert – these recipes are sure to please: Stuffed Filet Mignon with Crawfish Bordelaise Three Cheese Macaroni Double Chocolate Layer Cake These are just 3 of […]

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Words from A Beautiful & Wise Soul: “Life is Worth Living”

by Tristessa Osborne After a Sunday spent with two of my favorite people from Navarre, Florida, I am humbled by my take away from our day. Not only did the most beautiful aging soul keep the spirit, she had the medical staff laughing so hard they struggled to hook up her monitors. She was in […]

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Feast Week

I heard a radio announcer use a disturbing term this morning–”feast week.” We have a national holiday this Thursday…something that harkens to the earliest days of our nation. It was recognized in order for Americans to pause and give thanks for all God has done for them. Yet, this radio announcer’s remarks only echo what […]

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The Gift of Veteran Volunteers

Early last summer, two gentlemen had a special conversation about an important last wish. “All I want to do is go to the Naval Aviation Museum. Then I’ll never have to leave my home again,” Randy Barbour told Jim Kirby. Randy is an Army Veteran and Covenant Hospice patient and Jim is a Navy Veteran […]

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Got Regrets?

Have you ever been laying in bed at night, sitting in your office, driving down the road and have something that you said or did come back to your memory? I have worked with many patients in the past that after receiving the news of their diagnosis, they begin to think about the past more […]

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Keep Calm and Carry On

Recently I received a gift of note cards and on the front was the crown of England and the title “Keep Calm and Carry On.”  I absolutely loved the gift and that message, which I felt carried me through trials that occur in life.  We always hear when you are practicing emergency drills whether in […]

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“Just one more day Lord, just one more day”

Submitted by Andre’ Hall, Community Educator, Pensacola Branch I sat watching my mother, counting her breaths, praying for one more day. That was in February 2002. She had been ill with cancer and the doctors could not do anymore. My mother was a proud African-American woman. In her earlier days she actually worked as a […]

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“Lion Tamers of the Heart”

A father diagnosed with Lung Cancer, with only a few months to live, a son who he had not spoken to or seen in over 15 years. He was alone, no home, living at a place that took him in due to his circumstances with absolutely no family around. He had served our country in […]

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Touching Hearts…

Recently we received this short note from a family member but I think it really says a lot about what we do every single day: “Thank you for all that you have done. You all have touched our hearts in so many ways.” On this Valentine’s Day, we remember all the hearts we have touched […]

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To Remember and Celebrate

Although I am new to the Communications Department at Covenant Hospice, it has been a wonderful journey for me. There are so many days I find myself inspired by the touching stories we are very fortunate to receive and share. Although I have health care experience, I have found that hospice provides a very unique […]

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