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I write this month's letter from a Panera restaurant. That's nothing new. Panera frequently serves as one of coffee shops I use as “regional offices.” But on this early Thursday morning, I’m writing from the wonderful Panera in Branson, Missouri. And I say wonderful because it’s a tucked-away little haven where they play classical music softly in the background, where they heat your coffee mug before they hand it to you, and where the Ozark locals who work here are remarkably cheerful as they welcome me back every fall. I love it.

When Swing Was King

"When Swing Was King: The Sights and Sounds of the Big Band Era” is a sentimental journey back to the 1930's, 1940's and 1950's, the heady days of youth for most of the residents of today’s retirement centers and nursing homes. It is a wholesome, fun program that brings comfort, awakens memories, and lifts spirits.

"3 for 5" Prayer Program Against Planned Parenthood

3 for 5 Prayer ProgramVital Signs Ministries is inviting Christian pro-life advocates from around the country to participate in a prayer initiative against Planned Parenthood. It is a simple program but one which could have a powerful effect indeed as it stimulates not only more people to pray but to pray in more specific, more strategic and more unified ways.

We call this prayer program “3 for 5” and here’s how it works.

Christmas Room Book

Amazon "Christmas Room" Book link

You might be interested in reading the book Denny wrote last year, The Christmas Room. Now, don’t be misled, it might have the word “Christmas” in the title, but it isn’t just a December read. In fact, it is a warm and moving story centered in a nursing home that has plenty of challenge, inspiration, and encouragement for any season. Much of this story, by the way, is taken from the experiences we have going to senior care facilities and when we took care of Denny’s mom the last few years of her life. You can get a Kindle version or hard copy from Amazon by clicking the heading or the book cover.