Holidays

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 24, 2016 - Texas Tomorrow, here in the United States, we celebrate my favorite holiday of the entire year - Thanksgiving! This is a unique holiday in the USA which remembers God's goodness to the Pilgrims who came to Massachusetts in 1620 to escape religious persecution. Half of them died the first harsh winter,… Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!

General Nursing, Nursing Staff Development

Tragedy in the Hospital Lab

December 31, 1983 Some extra sleep on this Saturday morning felt good as I turned my body around from night shift. I nonchalantly opened the newspaper and gasped as I read the headlines. Two female employees at my hospital had been stabbed to death in the lab late Friday afternoon. No one had heard any… Continue reading Tragedy in the Hospital Lab

General Nursing, International Nursing

Journey to Chile, South America – Part 2

Northern Chile - May 1984 On Tuesday, the ladies had their monthly Bible study followed by tea. Mr. Black had asked me to teach the lesson, so I had prepared a devotional on the life of Priscilla. After I arrived, I discovered the name of the ladies' group was "Priscilla", so the Lord certainly put… Continue reading Journey to Chile, South America – Part 2

International Nursing

Journey to Chile, South America – Part 1

March 1984 Over the years we have had quite a few missionaries from Chile speak to us at church. The Lord laid a burden on my heart to visit some of them in Northern Chile and has opened the door for me to go. George and Letty Black, in their late seventies, still actively serve… Continue reading Journey to Chile, South America – Part 1

Christian Single, Nursing Staff Development

Pam Builds a House

June 3, 1983 - Midwest, USA After I read Miss Clarkson's book on singleness (see the previous post) and saw how she enjoyed owning her small lakeside cottage, I began asking the Lord if I should buy a house and put down roots here. I have never met a single woman who bought a house,… Continue reading Pam Builds a House

Christian Single, General Nursing, Labor & Delivery Nurse, Nursing Staff Development

Loneliness

I have read several sources that said the suicide rate has gone up dramatically during the COVID 19 pandemic. Loneliness is a part of life that people share whether they are single or married. I have discovered time and time again over the years that the only one who can fill that empty spot in… Continue reading Loneliness

Christian Single, Labor & Delivery Nurse

Cowboys and Emergencies in Obstetrics

June 1982 - Jackson Hole, Wyoming After flying all day across the USA to get here, the airport van dropped me off in front of the picturesque hotel, the site of a week-long conference for doctors and nurses on Emergencies in Obstetrics. My director gave me three educational days and paid for this national seminar… Continue reading Cowboys and Emergencies in Obstetrics

International Nursing, Labor & Delivery Nurse

Labor and Delivery Malpractice Prevention

Labor and Delivery Nurse - March 1982 - 12:50 a.m. Bonnie, the health tech, had put a new admission in my other room named Wanda. Bonnie handed me her blood pressure and temperature on a piece of paper, and warned me, "Pam, she is extremely overweight, so I think she will have a difficult delivery."… Continue reading Labor and Delivery Malpractice Prevention

Christian Single, Labor & Delivery Nurse

Surprise in Labor and Delivery

Labor and Delivery Nurse - March 1982- 11 p.m. Our assistant nurse manager wrote our assignments for the night shift on the large whiteboard at the nursing station after we listened to report from the evening shift. We only had five women in labor so far, so she gave me Helen in the birthing room… Continue reading Surprise in Labor and Delivery