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A Day in the Life of a YMCA Chaplain

Posted on October 21, 2015 - 13:02

By Roger Button, Chaplain, Clark County Family YMCA

I pray that the day is finding you well.

One of the things that I do is sit with people that are going through a particularly hard time in their life. Many times, it involves a transition of one sort or another. During these sessions, I do a lot of listening. They are looking for answers that I do not have. They always ask the question, “Why?”

Ordinary

Posted on August 24, 2015 - 13:52

By Bob Reichen, Vice President, Mission Advancement and Chaplain

Two weeks ago, I was returning to my office after visiting a couple of our Child Care Centers and a traffic problem ahead transferred I-84 into a parking lot. While I was sitting there I was thinking through my day – a couple of early morning appointments with trustees, a counseling appointment late that morning and a full afternoon at our Child Care Centers. Each of these events had a special impact but nothing out of the ordinary.

Who's Your Neighbor

Posted on July 1, 2015 - 08:26

By Roger Button, Chaplain, Clark County Family YMCA

My sister-in-law, Chrisanne, and her husband Jeff, came for a visit.

They spent over a week with us. Chrisanne was celebrating retirement, she has Juvenile diabetes, she has had this for over 40 years. We were having a wonderful time, however, on Friday, she started feeling funny. By Friday evening we ended up in the emergency room at Southwest Medical.

Summer is Coming

Posted on June 9, 2015 - 11:12

By Roger Button, Chaplain, Clark County Family YMCA

At the time of this writing, it is Monday morning. We just had a beautiful weekend. The sun was shining and the temperature was in the mid 80’s. School is almost out, and the kids are looking forward to a fun summer.

Dancing with God

Posted on April 22, 2015 - 14:38

By Roger Button, Chaplain, Clark County Family YMCA
Reprinted with permission

The wind was blowing the other day, and I noticed a leaf being carried along. It blew one way, then another.

I watched as it went back and forth, tumbling over its stem, then over its tips. I sat for quite a while observing this leaf.

At first I was amused by the back-and-forth action, and thought about how the wind changed direction, causing the leaf to change with it. I thought about how the leaf had no say in where it wanted to go.

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