God’s Love Shines Through You!

By Lori Schomer, St. Anne’s StaffP1010006

For most of us, when we hear the date 9/11, we think about the horrific acts of terrorism against our country.

Little did I know that God’s plan for me that day would take on a whole new meaning.

For you see, that is the date I started working at St.  Anne’s.  The first thing that struck me was the acts of kindness happening all around me. Mostly, they are done out of sheer goodness.

Everyday I see my coworkers making a difference in the lives of our residents.  There truly is no small gesture.  Something as simple as a smile, an ear to listen, a hug to brighten someone’s day, goes a long way.

The following are just a few of the examples I have witnessed:

  • helping a resident find a shirt and tie for a funeral
  • shopping for a resident – clothing, soda pop, groceries
  • sharing a newspaper
  • picking up a favorite fast food
  • watching a favorite TV program together
  • bringing in fleece for residents to make blankets for the hospital VA, etc.
  • arranging stuffed animals on a bed when making it
  • bringing in a family pet for them to hold and pet
  • going for a walk or sitting outside together
  • bringing in food from a UND wacipi powwow to celebrate a resident’s heritage

This is why I feel God’s love shines through my co-workers.


3 thoughts on “God’s Love Shines Through You!

  1. Wow! What a powerful reflection, Lori. I believe you also reflect God’s love in recognizing God present in these every day acts of love. St Anne’s staff and residents are blessed to have you on staff. May God continue to bless and reward you as you fulfill:”whatever you do to the least of my brethren, you do unto Me.”


  2. Recently, on a social media site, a fellow human being was criticized, insulted and made fun of. Most of us have been guilty of this at some time in our lives. Hopefully, it was in our youth when we ‘didn’t know better’.
    What is it that excites us about seeing others hurt? If it’s ignorance, it can be corrected with education. The lesson is simple: Treat others as you would like others treat you. The lesson was taught by Jesus. When we let Jesus into our lives and hearts, it becomes natural to treat others with consideration, respect and kindness.
    Lori confirms why St Anne’s is such a SPECIAL place to live.


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