Christian Single, General Nursing

Heartaches

January 1986 As I sat at my desk in staff development preparing a class, suddenly I saw flashing lights through wavy jello with clear floaters. My ophthalmologist told me at my last eye exam that I am high risk for retinal detachment because my nearsightedness makes my retina paper-thin. I knew the flashing lights could… Continue reading Heartaches

General Nursing, International Nursing, Nursing Staff Development

New Friends from Asia

October 1985 I thank God that I feel much better physically since I switched to day shift last spring. I asked the Lord how I could reach more students at The Ohio State University and decided to post a sign on the bulletin board for a Bible study in the international graduate student dorm. I… Continue reading New Friends from Asia

Dialysis Nurse, Holidays

Dialysis Nurse on the High Seas

January 1, 1991 - Caribbean Sea 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1-  "HAPPY NEW YEAR" blared the loudspeaker. I shot out of bed and stood in the middle of the pitch black room with my heart racing. Where was I? What was happening? Oh yes. I signed up to work as a dialysis nurse on this nine-story ship for the… Continue reading Dialysis Nurse on the High Seas

Holidays, Labor & Delivery Nurse

Babe of Bethlehem

"Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod, the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, Saying, Where is He that is born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the east, and are come to worship Him." Matthew:2:1-2 (KJV) Bethlehem,… Continue reading Babe of Bethlehem

Christian Nurse, Labor & Delivery Nurse

More Christmas Babies

December 25, 1981 - 2 a.m. Labor & Delivery Staff Nurse I returned to my other patient, Marie, and checked her progress internally. "You can push now with each contraction, Marie." She groaned from the exhaustion of 16 hours of painful labor. An hour later, I saw a patch of the baby's black hair peak… Continue reading More Christmas Babies

Holidays, Labor & Delivery Nurse

Christmas Babies

December 25, 1981 - 2 a.m. Labor & Delivery Staff Nurse I finished my night shift orientation in September and feel more comfortable with my skills. Since this is my first Christmas in Labor & Delivery, I am required to work. Management assigned me to be the charge nurse since the Assistant Nurse Manager is… Continue reading Christmas Babies

General Nursing, Nursing Staff Development

Research on Shift Work

November 1984 - Night Shift After finishing my first rounds on the nurses in orientation, I paged the security guard so he could admit me to the library. I signed in on the clipboard and noticed there were several interns and residents also here, probably preparing for their next presentation. From a child, I have… Continue reading Research on Shift Work

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