October 2017 Newsletter

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Friends, I am so grateful for the opportunity to serve you as your leader of the Lake Ridge Ladies. I never would have dreamed that the Lord’s plan for my life would be what it is today, and that I would endure such personal loss to be blessed beyond my wildest dreams. Today I look at each of you that … Read More

Grief – The Journey

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As one who has lost a mother and a spouse, I wanted to share the importance of being offered the opportunity to say good-bye for closure. It is very important for those that choose to view their loved ones for the last time, to have a  lasting memory they will cherish. I felt like Lake Ridge Chapel goes to great … Read More

September 2017 Newsletter

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Friends, We are kicking off September with a busy calendar! We will be at Walmart on 82nd & Milwaukee for the Stop Senior Hunger Food Drive on the 23rd. I appreciate all of you that have volunteered to work the doors. We also have our fall trip from September 22nd through September 25th. With all our regular stuff going on, … Read More

Alone In The World – How a daughter deals with death

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I remember when my mom died over three years ago wondering what it would be like when both my parents were gone. Even though I was in my forties and had a husband and children of my own, I realized the thought scared me. I think dealing with death in the passing of my mother placed that thought out of … Read More

August 2017 Newsletter

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Friends, Summer is winding down, but you certainly can’t tell by the heat! It is the time that the kids go back to school, out-of-town visits slow down, and attendance picks up for our activities. Our committee has been busy planning for you, so our calendar is starting to fill up. This month, we will be bringing our food items … Read More

Funeral Director Spotlight on David Barker

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Here at Lake Ridge Chapel we honor our Memorial Designers with an Employee Spotlight Questionnaire.  By asking each featured Memorial Designer about their work and life, we embody our mission to celebrate lives well-lived.  Each role at Lake Ridge Chapel is valuable and unique.  To read more about the roles our Memorial Designers play, you can read our Ten Year … Read More

July 2017 Newsletter

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Ladies, I hope this finds you all well, happy and cool! Summer heat in Lubbock is nothing to mess around with, so make sure you take care of yourself and stay hydrated. First of all, I want to thank you for loving on me, praying for me, calling and bringing food. My surgery is over, but as someone who runs … Read More

Hospice to Funeral: “Fact or Fiction?”

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Hospice to Funeral

On Tuesday June 6th, Lake Ridge Chapel was happy to host Scott Myers, Executive Director at Hospice of the South Plains in our free Education Event series.  This time we turned to the topic of “Hospice to Funeral: Fact or Myth”.  With Scott going through a list of Myths and misconceptions about hospice, the interactive audience asked many relevant questions. … Read More

Our Favorite Testimonials

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Over the ten years that Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers has been serving the community from our family owned and operated Lubbock funeral home, every family we have served takes us closer to the profound understanding of our job: to celebrate lives well-lived.  When family members tell us about their experience, it reinforces our greatest joy, to serve families, … Read More

How Do I Dress for a Funeral? “Capsule Collection”

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There is a great deal of uncertainty about what people should wear to a funeral service.  The family-owned approach at Lake Ridge Chapel led us into a conversation with another local family-owned shop, ChromeTX.  Their Clothing Buyer, Holly Shute, led us in an act of celebrating life through fashion in funeral planning of all places. Chrome is a clothier of … Read More

May Newsletter

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Friends, “April showers bring May flowers.” I love this time of year. Flowers are blooming, the sun is shining and we can get out and enjoy the company of friends. For many, spring means renewal — spiritually, emotionally and physically. My hope for you is that you experience all of these things. We have many working ladies that are left … Read More

A Ten Year Discovery of Community

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Ten years ago on May 27, 2007, Lake Ridge Chapel opened its doors for the first time .  It’s as true now as it was then: Lake Ridge Chapel & Memorial Designers opened to meet the growing needs of the community.  With a leadership team formed with individuals from other funeral homes in Texas, each Funeral Director had a vision … Read More

Being Open in Order to Receive

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When it comes to making more room for something, whether it’s more advice, new relationships, or some other blessing, our natural condition sometimes makes it hard for us to receive. There are several biblical precedents for this experience, and human psychology also provides some answers. This article looks at reasons why, both biblical and psychological, we tend to block out … Read More

April Newsletter

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Hello Friends! Spring Trip!! We are so excited for our trip and will be ready to share details at our dinner this month. If you are unable to go with us on this trip, we will be planning our Fall Trip in September to go to Santa Fe and will be staying at Buffalo Thunder Hotel. Date coming soon! We … Read More

Pinterest Crafts: Fun and Therapeutic

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When you’re feeling down, there’s nothing quite like creating something special. We all love that positive rush of gathering the materials, getting your project organized, and giving it shape with your own two hands. When times are hard, we can lift our spirits with engaging crafts. Crafting holds many other benefits, such as improving dexterity and keeping your mind sharp. … Read More

Achieving Greatness as a Widow

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It’s a beautiful experience to find the love of your life. Whether you had only a short time with them, or a lifetime, it is a fulfilling relationship that we hope everyone can experience. Unfortunately, it is the nature of this world that even the most loving human relationships come to an end. When a woman loses her husband, it … Read More

Celebrate Your Name Week

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This week we celebrate something near and dear to everyone: our own names. Both gifted and inherited, our names often travel with us throughout our lives. Have you considered the meaning of the names you bear? There is a wealth of information available, and much of it is free and all of it is interesting. Take a moment to explore … Read More

The Simple and Free Gift of Kindness

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The world can be a dark and lonely place, but it doesn’t have to be. We all have within us the means to have a positive impact on other people. It’s easier to get caught up in our day to day responsibilities, but with a little effort, we can live a life of kindness. Why be kind? There’s a famous … Read More

How to Set Goals for Yourself

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We’ve already discussed the benefits of setting goals and working toward them. Today we’re taking a look at the nuts and bolts of actually setting goals. Getting off to a good start in making goals will make it easier to achieve them. Let’s get started! SMART Goals There’s a popular acronym for creating great goals. There are many versions, but … Read More

8 Reasons Why You Should Start Knitting

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Knitting has always been positive, constructive activity. But, in recent years, its popularity has skyrocketed. A third of women between the ages of 25 and 35 currently knit or crochet. What is it about this hobby that attracts so many people? If you’re not already involved, there’s a good chance you’d enjoy it. Let’s take a look at 8 reasons … Read More

5 Reasons to Set Goals for Yourself

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Setting goals can be intimidating. You might be asking “Why should I set goals?” or “How can setting goals help me?” Establishing goals is the first step toward realizing your dreams! In this post we’ll explore the reasons for setting goals, and in the next we’ll walk through concrete steps for setting those goals and achieving them. Whether you’re hoping … Read More

Why You Should Celebrate Hunt for Happiness Week

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You did it! You made it through Christmas and into the New Year, and that isn’t always easy. If you’re feeling down, you’re not alone. This is a difficult time for many people, which is why the Secret Society of Happy People celebrates the Hunt for Happiness Week every January. Are you ready to make a positive change? Because here … Read More

6 Ways to Leave a Lasting Legacy

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It is natural to wonder how we’ll be remembered. Will I be thought of with fondness? Did I make an impact? What kind of legacy am I leaving? We’d all like to know the answers to these questions, and that’s a good thing. Thinking about your ultimate legacy can lead to healthy actions in the present. What does it mean … Read More

2017: Our Resolution to You

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  January isn’t just a time for new resolutions; it’s an opportunity to reaffirm the promises that define us. Lake Ridge Chapel & Memorial Designers will continue to faithfully serve the Lubbock community. We’ll keep improving, but we’ll still exemplify the same qualities you’ve come to expect. What is Lake Ridge Chapel? We are as good as our word. We … Read More

New Year: Time for a Fresh Start

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  New Year’s Eve is a time of celebration, but it is also a time for reevaluation. When you’ve suffered a major loss, there is an added challenge, especially if you are still grieving. This might be the first New Year’s Eve since the passing of a loved one and the beginning of your first year without them. It’s natural … Read More

Why Lake Ridge Chapel: We’re Always Here

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  At Lake Ridge Chapel & Memorial Designers, we understand that every loss occurs on its own time. That’s why you don’t have to worry about our office hours. Whether it’s the middle of the night or a holiday weekend, someone will answer your phone call. We’re ready to help you through this challenging time.

How to Support a Grieving Loved One During the Holidays

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  The holiday season can be a wonderful and positive experience. But for many, this time of year is a difficult one. It isn’t always easy to help those who are suffering, especially if you are struggling yourself. But there are ways to make this time of year easier for grieving people. Be compassionate for those around you. If there … Read More

Why LRC: We Celebrate life with you

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  When a loved one passes away, most people focus on the loss. Lake Ridge Chapel chooses to honor a person’s life. It may seem like a small distinction, but this choice is reflected in every aspect of our services. We see it as our duty to pay tribute to a person, not their absence. When you partner with Lake … Read More

Why Preplanning is Important

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There are many ways we can plan ahead in our lives. We invest our time, money, and resources into looking to the future and providing a better life for ourselves and those close to us. A crucial aspect of this forward thinking is our end-of-life preparation, which includes funeral arrangement preplanning. This process is one of the simplest ways to … Read More

Why LRC: Cremation with Confidence

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With more people exploring the option of cremation, there are many questions about the process. There are also people who are understandably concerned about how cremation is handled. Like with traditional burial, Lake Ridge Chapel offers funeral services, visitations, and receptions for those who choose cremation. To show our commitment to quality service, Lake Ridge Chapel & Memorial Designers is … Read More

Why Lake Ridge Chapel: Our Facilities

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When Santos Moreno founded Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers in 2007, he did so with a solid vision in mind. He wanted to create a location equipped to deal with the needs of Lubbock’s families. At Lake Ridge, we’re extremely proud of how much he accomplished this goal. Why Lake Ridge? Because every aspect of our chapel and other … Read More

Why Lake Ridge Chapel: Our History

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Santos Moreno has wanted to serve people as a funeral director since he was a junior high school student. With over twenty-five years of experience in the field, he has fully realized his dream by leading Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. This wonderful organization and facility are a culmination of a long journey made while ministering to families and … Read More

Yoga: Healthy at Any Age

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  Before starting any new workout routine, speak with your doctor. They can help your find the workout routine that’s best for you. Yoga is an ancient tradition. The word “yoga” literally means “union,” referring to a holistic view of the body, mind, and spirit. Using controlled breathing and special postures, people have practiced yoga for thousands of years. Yoga … Read More

Learn to Relax with Adult Coloring Books

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You’ve probably noticed that everyone is going gaga over coloring books. Book stores have large sections dedicated to them, and some of the best-selling books of the last year were adult coloring books. If you’re looking for a fun new way to relax, adult coloring books could be for you. Why let the kids have all the fun?

How to Help your Parents Preplan

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  As your parents get older, it’s important to plan for the future. Funeral planning can be an emotional subject, but you’ll be glad in the long run if you make a preplan together now. Fortunately, unlike when your parents potty trained you, you’re all adults. You can definitely do this, and it can be a positive experience for everyone … Read More

Getting in touch with old friends

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  H. Jackson Brown Jr. said, “Remember that the most valuable antiques are dear old friends.” There’s nothing like reconnecting with a friend, and it’s easier today than ever before. Is there someone you’ve lost touch with that you’d like to find again? I’m sure they’d love to hear from you, so let’s look at a few ways to find … Read More

Your Senses and Your Memories

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  Have you ever heard an old song or caught a slight whiff of scent, and it brought back an old memory? Photographs are visual reminders of the past, but the other senses are powerful memory triggers, too. What is it about our senses that tie them so closely to our memories?

How Will You Spend the Longest Day of the Year

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  For students, summer starts at the release bell on the last day of school. That bell rings, and summer is here. But the first official day of summer in 2016 is June 20. Also called the June Solstice, or the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s our longest day of the year. How will you spend the longest … Read More

How to Celebrate Flag Day

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  Independence Day on July 4 isn’t the only summer holiday to celebrate the United States. June 14 is Flag Day, a holiday set aside to commemorate our national flag and all it represents. What will you do this year to honor the old Red, White, and Blue?

Honoring Dad this Father’s Day

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  Father’s Day is coming up, and it’s time to start thinking about how to honor dear ol’ Dad. But dads are notoriously hard to shop for. I’ve seen gifts I’ve bought for my dad still in the cellophane wrapper, even years later. Do our dads really need another tie, or could we do something different this year? Here are … Read More

How to Write an Obituary

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  When a loved one passes away, an obituary serves many purposes. It informs people about what has occurred and where the memorial service is being held. An obituary also gives you the opportunity to tell the world about someone you care about deeply, providing a lasting record of their life and accomplishments. The task can seem daunting, but don’t … Read More

Why an In-House Crematorium is an Important Consideration

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When it comes to planning for the future, many people choose cremation. Between the possible savings and the freedom afforded, cremation is an attractive option. For those who are anxious about the details, the benefits of an in-house crematorium will alleviate many of those concerns. You’ll see that not all cremation providers are created equal.