Presidents Message

Presidents Message – August 2019

Not so long ago I was writing a special letter to and on behalf of Health Ministries Association, expressing sorrow and encouragement after the mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA. I’m compelled t‌oday to write another such letter, moved by grief, pain, and yes, anger. We have witnessed, or experienced, [...]

Presidents Message – August 20192019-08-09T17:17:32-04:00

Presidents Message –May/June 2019 HMA Today

The work we do in our health ministries, wherever we offer them, is rooted in relationships.  We connect with people whom we serve and help them connect their faith and their health. As we share information to help people make healthy choices, as we refer people to resources that can support their health, as we [...]

Presidents Message –May/June 2019 HMA Today2019-06-20T09:30:08-04:00

Presidents Message March/April 2019 HMA Today

LIFE - AFFIRMING CONVERSATIONS Life is an astounding gift! Have you marveled at a sunset lately? Or been amazed that the sun still burns, giving us light and heat and energy? Or been wrapped in the arms of a loved one?  Or felt your spirit soar with magnificent music? Or given thanks for/to all who make [...]

Presidents Message March/April 2019 HMA Today2019-06-20T09:30:48-04:00

President’s Message – Jan/Feb 2019 HMA Today

SEASON OF DARKNESS, SEASON OF LIFE As I write this column, the year’s longest night is approaching.  In a couple of days, the tilt of Earth’s axis as the planet rotates will turn the northern hemisphere its furthest distance from the Sun.  The hours of darkness outnumber the hours of daylight on this midwinter day. [...]

President’s Message – Jan/Feb 2019 HMA Today2019-01-07T09:36:47-04:00

President’s Message – July/Aug HMA Today

Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals. -Martin Luther King Jr. I’m in love with my job. As I sit at my desk this beautiful summer morning in the Midwest, I am smiling, and [...]

President’s Message – July/Aug HMA Today2018-07-09T09:08:47-04:00

President’s Message: Jan/Feb 2018

“There isn’t time – so brief is life – for bickerings, apologies, callings to account.  There is only time for loving - & but an instant, so to speak, for that.”       -  Mark Twain   It is that time of the year again, time for New Year resolutions.  People are indulging in retrospection [...]

President’s Message: Jan/Feb 20182018-01-08T13:44:58-04:00

President’s Message: Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude

“Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.” —Zig Ziglar Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude Thanksgiving is quickly approaching.  And though I try to practice gratitude all year, I find November the month when [...]

President’s Message: Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude2017-11-14T09:32:06-04:00

President’ s Message: Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

“Congratulations! Today is your day. You’re off to Great Places! You’re off and away! And then things start to happen, Don’t worry. Don’t stew. Just go right along. You’ll start happening too. OH! THE PLACES YOU’LL GO!” I received a copy of this wonderfully wise book by Dr. Seuss from a friend upon completion of [...]

President’ s Message: Oh, the Places You’ll Go!2017-07-10T08:11:39-04:00

President’s Message – March is Upon Us…

March is a funny month, it never seems able to make up its mind if it is winter or spring. I have always liked March. Crocuses and daffodils emerging from the ground, the gradual warming of the air, all things identified with March. Many beliefs and sayings have been inspired by March.  For example, Mark [...]

President’s Message – March is Upon Us…2017-03-09T09:55:02-04:00