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Letting go is a good and necessary part of life, and yet, is challenging, as we are often forced into the process unexpectedly. It is a time of saying goodbye, getting rid of stuff we don’t need, and is where our plans, disappointments, dreams, and life, collide with trust in God.

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In contemplating what to write about this week, I spent some quiet time thinking about life right now.

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I hope every mom out there had a fabulous Mother’s Day. We, here at the Dietert Center really missed having our Mother’s Day Tea.

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Celebrated annually the first full week in May, National Travel & Tourism Week was created by Congress in 1983 to underscore the economic power of travel in the U.S.

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The Dietert Center is not open to the public for classes, activities, and dining yet, but we are certainly getting ready for it. We want to make sure the early opening of activities in our community is successful and if any additional recommendations are required before we open.

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The phrase, “being a good neighbor” describes a recognizable set of circumstances to most of us. Whether, it brings to mind references of etiquette and manners or scripture, the concept of a good neighbor is familiar. What if we extend those same patterns of consideration and good will to ho…

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We are starting a new weekly event for the Dietert Center. “Tuesday Donation Day at the Dietert.” Please bring your gently used medical equipment on Tuesdays from 1-4 p.m. and drop them off at the front door area.

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No doubt these are some crazy times with COVID-19, but I think for those who walk with God, we have a magnificent opportunity right now. The big key at this time, is where our mind is fixed.

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During this time of social distancing, do you need a PAL? The Dietert Center’s Personal Alert Link units are the perfect “PAL” to give you the assurance that someone is available at the push of a button for the assistance that you need.

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Thinking about Good Friday, Easter, and all the things going on with the COVID-19 pandemic, I have discovered some things they have in common; threats, death, trust, and overcoming.

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As a nation, as a state and as a local community, we face a challenging chapter in our lives as we and the world navigate the COVID-19 (coronavirus) epidemic.

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First, the important stuff - The Dietert Center will continue to be closed until further notice for all in-house activities, classes, Dining Room and Take 5 Day Respite Care.

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What an unusual time we are all experiencing right now in our community and all across the country. My daughter is on the front lines at an Emergency Clinic in the Fort Worth area, so I get updates from her regularly.

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The longer I walk with God, the more I realize I need a fresh revelation of His love for me in challenging times. Most of us could use an upgrade, when it comes to comprehending God’s love for us. Scripture is clear about the connection between the love of God and fear. 

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Community support for our Meals on Wheels “March for Meals” celebration last week was awesome. With Proclamations of support from the Kerr County Commissioners and the Kerrville City Council Members, we started the week feeling so proud of what we do.

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Have you ever found yourself in a situation and simply did not know what to do? Are you in a place where you do not have the answer? There are a lot of uncertain things in our world right now, especially with COVID-19.

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Between 2016 and 2019, the city’s street maintenance budget steadily increased by 47 percent as recent city councils made a more concerted effort to appropriately address street maintenance and repairs. In fact, 128 lane miles of street maintenance work has been completed over those years … …

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We live in exciting and yet, dangerous days. We live in a time that I feel is packed with potential for each of us, but there are also bombings, Coronavirus, and other things to be concerned about. I firmly believe God is reaching out to all of us to first accept Him as Lord and Savior, and …

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Non-native plants and animals can have devasting impacts on our pristine waterways and Hill Country environment. We’ve experienced this problem locally through increased water pollution in areas with flocks of domestic ducks and Egyptian geese.

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The month of March is dedicated to our Meals on Wheels program as we will participate in the 18th annual “March for Meals” – a national month-long celebration aimed at raising awareness and recruiting support for the needs of our vulnerable senior citizens.

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It is sometimes difficult to discern the man George Washington, because like Lee he’s been marbleized by history. Here was the Continental Army, a collection of colonial militias made up of farmers and tradesmen, determined but by the end of 1777 on the brink of defeat as a fighting force.

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It was a sunny day and I walked into the Dove’s Nest, formerly a Christian book store in Kerrville.

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We had an exciting Valentine’s Day here at the Dietert Center last week. We had a special visit from the Hill Country Homeschool Association kiddos who brought valentines for all of our dining room participants. Those kids worked really hard on all the handmade cards and the seniors were so …

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Ever since Col. Bernie Bruns proposed drilling the first Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) well in Texas in the early 1980s (and just the second ASR well drilled in the United States), Kerrville has been at the forefront of developing new water strategies.

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We had a special birthday celebration at the Dietert Center last week. Our sweet friend, Debora Groot turned 99 years young and her family came during lunch to celebrate with her.

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There are only a couple spots left for the presentation by Peggy Pilkenton, RN, MSN, and our Dementia Care coordinator on “Caring for Someone with Dementia – Family and Friends Caregiver Training” on Mondays and Wednesdays, Feb. 3-19.

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Going forward into 2020, there are several things I want to take with me into the new year, to help me navigate the days ahead. These are things I have historically seen, that have produced stability and joy in my life. They are perspective, presence and peace.

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With the beginning of 2020, it is time to take inventory of our lives and prepare for the future. As I looked at my own life, my walk with God, and where I want to go, I discovered there are things I want to take into the new year and things I need to leave behind. What about you? What do yo…

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I looked back to this time last year and found what I had written about Christmas memories and I love the opportunity to talk about them again.

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Tears were streaming down the face of the woman that sat across from me. She was exhausted from trying to figure out how to care for her mom, who was in the hospital, her children, and financial issues that plagued her. “I’m so stressed out,” she stated.

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As the holidays approach, we remind each other why this season matters: the opportunity to spend time with family, the sights and smells and tastes of Christmas, a reconnection to our faith and values, and the expression of goodwill towards men and women. Though we are reluctant to say it ou…

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Holiday safety is an issue that burns brightest from late November to mid-January, when families gather, parties are scheduled and travel spikes. Take some basic precautions to ensure your family remains safe and injury-free throughout the season.

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Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday; family, fun, great food and lots of reasons to be thankful. I can close my eyes and think about my mom making her cornbread dressing and I can still remember the smell of celery and onions sautéing in butter and the smell of the sage being added.

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We were sitting on a bass boat in El Salto, Mexico, and had just cast our lines into the water. It was a gorgeous morning and the sun was coming up behind the Sierra Madre Mountains. The scenery was breathtaking and I marveled at the beauty God had created. It was as if He were painting a ma…