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Holland Christian Homes as a Christian Institution

My mother’s entry into a public long-term care facility years ago was eye opening for my family. We had all visited ”Nursing Homes” often enough, but we didn’t have extended experience. With only a few exceptions the care she received was generally competent and there were many small kindnesses shown to her. For that we ... Read More
 
Keep on Growing

Keep on Growing

As time passes I tend to look back to who I used to be, the various stages of my life, to who I have become. I somewhat remember being a content toddler, a somewhat mischievous child, a curious teenager and becoming a mature adult. Little did I know that my life would change so drastically ... Read More
 
Christmas greetings

Christmas greetings

As the Christmas season surrounds us with all of its glory, may we, as did the Wise Men, seek a bright shining star to guide us in our celebration of the Saviour’s birth. The world has never known a light more powerful than the light Jesus brought. John described it as “The true light that ... Read More
 
Christmas Presence

Christmas Presence

I wish I could wrap up some of the following ‘presents’ for our residents living in Grace and Faith Manor … however, they are not of a material nature that allows for ribbons and bows and wrapping paper! These gifts are for our residents living in the Manors – for it is their importance to ... Read More
 
Longing For His Coming

Longing For His Coming

Longing is a powerful emotion in the human heart. Longing for peace, longing for healing, longing for the visit of a family member we miss so much, are all things that keep our hearts busy. Imagine now the longing of Simeon for the coming, promised Messiah! The story is in Luke 2 and is a ... Read More
 
Message from John Kalverda

Message from John Kalverda

Dear Tenants, Residents, Staff and Volunteers It is somewhat difficult to leave the Executive Director ‘s position that I’ve held so long (over 30 1/2 years). To be employed since March 4, 1985 at Holland Christian Homes has been quite a blessing for me. When I first started, there were only two apartment buildings – ... Read More
 

What Really Matters

After a number of years in any job, it is quite normal to have developed your own feel for things. You have a gut feeling; you have a sense of what is going on. You can be wrong, sometimes you are glad you are wrong, but experience tells you a lot. So, it was that ... Read More
 

When Trials Come

Life turns every person upside down. We’d be foolish to think we are invulnerable. However, as I reflect on the last six or seven weeks, I must admit that I was not well prepared for my surgery and the time of healing that followed. The surgery had to be done in two steps. This was ... Read More