Wellspring Gardens provides a family care environment for Christian Scientists. Our family opens our community of homes to Christian Scientists seeking long-term or short-term lodging and various levels of care, from occasional help with activities to 24-hour skilled Christian Science nursing-based care.
Our community also provides a beautiful setting for rest-and-study retreats. We provide the services, assistance, and activities that allow our residents to focus on healing, growth, and increased spiritual understanding.
Every so often we post new stories about the wonderful experiences we have at Wellspring Gardens and the progress that unfolds. You can read the latest of these stories below. We are so grateful for all the good we have to share and that you are here to enjoy it with us.
Friends enjoying peace and fellowship at Wellspring Gardens
Love in everything we do
The heavens declare the glory Of Him who made all things; Each day repeats the story, Each night its tribute brings. To earth’s remotest border His mighty power is known; In beauty, grandeur, order, His handiwork is shown.
Christian Science is lovingly folded into everything we do at Wellspring Gardens. For example, during a recent cooking and math class, we baked and counted while working with the idea of “beauty, grandeur, order” expressed in Hymn 329.
Everyone is blessed by the loving and ongoing discipline of holding onto the Truth and good thoughts from God. A couple weeks ago everyone at Wellspring Gardens was working with the idea included in the Bible Lesson that week: “Love never loses sight of loveliness. Its halo rests upon its object” (Science and Health, p. 248).
We talked about a halo and thinking of ourselves and our friends with a halo around us and them. As ideas of God, it is always around us … protecting and guiding all.
That week a Wellspring Gardens resident and friend were walking in the neighborhood when they heard a very loud swoosh quickly followed by a very large tree branch falling just a couple steps right in front of them! They were safe and protected by that “halo”-thought, as was the car coming from the opposite direction. “Cared for, watched over, beloved and protected, Walk thou with courage each step of the way” (Hymn 278).
A typical week at Wellspring Gardens overflows with action and activity! Time and time again, we discover that healing and progress results when we actively engage with and help others, instead of dwelling on the seeming challenge to be overcome. (Above photo: New friends and Texas barbecue in New Braunfels.)
Lunch and a walk along the San Antonio River is always a treat.
Enjoying a great Saturday afternoon movie together.
Grilling hamburgers at the lake house for a nice getaway.
Ready to eat at the lake house.
Visiting our feathered friend at a local park.
They always run to greet us! Bread crumbs might have something to do with this!
Pumpkins, scarecrows, and fall flowers have made themselves known here at Wellspring Gardens. With the lovely, cool, weather brings a refreshed thought of the gentle presence of Love and hearts full of gratitude for this season of Thanksgiving.
Lots of wonderful reflecting of Love has been evident throughout the year with an abundance of expressions of reaching out and loving our neighbors. A couple of residents are busy with serving the community at the local Thrift Shop while another works at a Senior Citizens Center on a regular basis. The city bus picks up a resident three days a week to attend an adult program of helping themselves, each other and the community. The Food Bank is visited weekly with many loaves of French bread brought home for the feeding of ducks, turtles, fish and other flying friends at a local park. Each Thursday after supper, residents ride over to a local park to say hi to their nature friends and share the bread. A highlight of this weekly trip, is a stop by the local Dairy Queen for a yummy Sundae (on Thursday!).
We have been blest with two wonderful road trips this year: in the Spring six of us traveled by van to the Ft. Walton Beach Church Alive! Summit in Florida. Coming home and after church we spent the afternoon in New Orleans. This was a first such trip for most of the travelers.
Then came August and Family Camp at Cedars in Lebanon, Missouri. If you have ever had the privilege of visiting, you know what we mean when we say it’s truly heaven on earth … such love and welcoming was over and above the human with a continued spirit of on-flowing love for each individual there. It was like homecoming … and it was our first time to attend camp there! We had many opportunities for more growth in new adventures.
Thanksgiving: Yes! As we continue day by day, our giving of thanks to our amazing Father-Mother-Love …