Pre-Pet Checklist

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Many people receive pets as a gift during the holidays. Maybe you saw a cute kitten during your holiday shopping spree or your child has wanted a puppy for months. Holiday movies, television programs, and advertisements seem to make it seem like the best time to give a pet is under the tree on Christmas morning. However, not all Christmas pets live up to the hype and bringing a new animal into the home during a chaotic holiday season can lead to just the opposite of a positive beginning for the pet and the family.… Read more »

Deep Peace

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During this time of reflection, holy days, and holidays, we’d like to offer you a blessing to consider as you share time with family members and friends and begin a new year. We hope it provides you with a sense of peace and serenity during frenzied times, and renews your sense of hope and joy for the future.


Deep peace

Of the running wave to you


Deep peace

Of the flowing air to you


Deep peace

Of the quiet earth to you

Deep peace

Of the shining stars to you


Deep peace of the gentle night to you

Moon and stars

Pour their healing light on you


Deep peace to you


—Gaelic Blessing… Read more »