Follow Dr. Henry's Orders - No Social Gatherings
While the COVID-19 vaccine has arrived we need to continue doing everything we can to guard against the virus, which includes following Dr. Bonnie Henry's orders. The ban on social gatherings has been extended another month to February 5th. The vaccine has brought a lot of hope and light to everyone after a challenging 2020, but with cases still on the rise around the province, this is not the time to let our guard down.
It's still encouraged to refrain from all social gatherings, keep your physical distance from others, wear your mask, wash your hands, and keep your social bubble to those within your own household. If we continue to do our part, then we will see this pandemic come to an end. 2021 is already looking better than 2020, there is hope. Keep going strong.
Message of Hope with Pastor Ray
Blue skies, a beautiful sight! In the darkness of winter, seeing the sun emerge from the clouds gives us a healthy, hopeful feeling. In the catchy tune by Willie Nelson we hear “Blue skies, smiling on me, nothing but blue sky do I see…” We use the phrase “Blue sky thinking” to refer to a type of brainstorming with openness and optimism – no limits. The other day I chose a Bible reading plan for 2021, perhaps partly because I was drawn to the beautiful picture of blue skies and a green field.
We know that the sun is always shining during daylight hours, but it is often blocked by clouds – especially in our “Wet Coast” weather. Some people who come west from the prairies find the weeks of winter cloud quite difficult to cope with. Blue skies affect our outlook on things.
Often it takes a strong wind to clear the clouds. After the storm passes, the clouds disperse, and the sun breaks through. Many of us feel like we have been in a storm. Tossed around by winds of uncertainty, difficulty, and death. We are longing for blue skies.
Jesus’ disciples experienced a great windstorm while they were on the water. They feared for their lives. Jesus “rebuked the winds and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still! Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.” (Mark 4:39)
Jesus still speaks peace into the storms of our life. He can drive away clouds of fear, doubt, and dread, and bring blue skies into our lives.
Pastor Ray Harris
Spiritual Care Coordinator
"Thanks so much for sharing this precious [Memory Tree] video. It made me cry as I recognized so many faces of the residents at Tabor Home. I spoke with many of them and will miss interacting with them all. My prayers go up for the families and all the staff at Tabor Home who treat the residents and get to know them like they are their own family. This must be so difficult for them...
Thank-you to all the staff at Tabor Home for pouring your heart out every day in caring for the residents and treating them like they were your own family. I rest peacefully at night knowing my mom is in the best care. I can't thank you enough for that. Blessings to you all!! Love and prayers..."
-A grateful daughter
"Just a little note to give you and your team some love and encouragement with all that you’ve had to deal with - I can’t imagine how this stress has been on you, and I just pray for comfort and peace for you and your team .
I know you are doing everything you can to take care of your staff and the residents , and I really appreciate this.
All the best wishes, thoughts and prayers for you and your team Dan - thank-you so much."
-A grateful son
COVID-19 Information Website
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Dan Levitt, MSc., CHE
604-859-8715 x 102