Ready to Roll?

The New Horizons Committee is thinking past the days of COVID lock down.  They are ready to pack their car up and “Hit the Road” again.  You may recall the purpose of the New Horizons program is to promote membership enthusiasm, rededication, and growth ensuring the future of IOKDS. However, the Committee needs to know…

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“The Friendship of Women”

Friendship… Golden threads Hold us Together. Over years… Ole Friend Just Met… New Friend. Alike Different “Peas in a pod” “Peas and carrots.” Talk, share, Solve, give, Love, rejoice, Suffer, grieve. Babies born. Families grow. Life changes. Friendship remains. A Sacred Trust, Friends. Always there. Forever Love. Older, wiser. Happier, sadder. Together, apart. Matters not.…

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Serving Others

Submitted by Mary Jane Mackenzie, sister of Carol and Aunt to Kylie Pictures attached include Carol Badger, aka Oma, her granddaughter Kylie, Kelly, chef at the Home and various residents. Kylie, the eight-year-old granddaughter of Carol Badger, a PA IOKDS member of the Lend A Hand Circle, Bethlehem, PA, approached Oma asking about volunteering at…

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Never Let Go!

Next to my house stands a large oak tree.  Its branches spread out as they reach for the sky, as if in prayer to God.  Many months ago,  the leaves fell and winter blew in.  Looking out of my bedroom skylight windows first thing each morning, I recently noticed three leaves clinging to a high…

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“OLD SCHOOL”

By Dr. Ginny Barnes RUTH MAJOR KING’S DAUGHTERS 60TH ANNIVERSARY I WAS FRUSTRATED TO SAY THE LEAST. MAYBE ANGRY AT THE MOST. THAT LITTLE UPSTART TELLING ME TO CHANGE! WHO’S SHE THINK I AM? I’M HER GRANDMA! FULL OF RADICAL IDEAS I THOUGHT. MINE ARE BETTER. CALLED ME “OLD SCHOOL” AS THOUGH IT WERE A…

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Open My Eyes

As I was recently preparing for our on-line worship at my congregation of Calvary Moravian Church in Allentown (during this time of the pandemic), one of the hymns I asked a singer in our congregation to record was “Open my Eyes, that I may See.” Soon afterward, I started preparations for an Ecumenical Virtual Gathering…

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