One Year Blog Anniversary!
It’s hard to believe that I began this blog one year ago this month! After I attended a Christian Writer’s Retreat in October, 2013, I asked the Lord to show me how I could minister to my fellow Christian nurses. The blog workshop opened to me the new world of blogging! This seemed the best format for me since I still work full time, and do not have time to write an entire book.
After returning home, I searched the internet for other nursing blogs and couldn’t find anything quite like what I had in mind. I desired to record and reflect on my decades of experience in a variety of specialties as an American Christian nurse. Several dear brethren from my church stopped by my house to give me a personal tutorial on the nuts and bolts of maneuvering on the Word Press site, and I was off!
And so I began writing. I had no idea if anyone would ever read my blog, but I began to tell my friends about it, and asked them to tell others. I contacted three Christian Schools of Nursing here in the USA, but had little response. But I kept writing and committing it to the Lord while asking Him to use it for His glory and honor.
I want to thank each of you who have read my blog this past year, and for your words of encouragement to me at just the time I needed it. Several times I asked the Lord to show me if I should continue writing it, and invariably some stranger would email me and tell me they were blessed by what I wrote. So thank you to those of you who have written me in the past year!
I also thought you would find the blog statistics interesting. I have now had over 1600 visitors from 69 countries! The most frequent visitors come from the following countries: USA, Brazil, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Philippines, Italy, Columbia, Germany, and Mexico. What truly amazes me is that I know none of you outside the USA! I would love to have you introduce yourself to me at Pamela.firstname.lastname@example.org
I would also be interested in knowing if you are a nurse, thinking of becoming a nurse, or just find it interesting to read about a nurse’s life?
Here in the USA, we will celebrate my favorite holiday on Thursday, Thanksgiving. You can read my Thanksgiving blog from last year if you are unfamiliar with this American holiday. But it reminds me of one of my favorite Bible verses.
In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
I Thessalonians 5:18
As my Pastor says, “Do you want to know God’s will for your life? Start with giving thanks, for clearly this is the will of God for each of us!” I’ve also noticed that when I start thanking God when I am in a very difficult situation, He turns it into a blessing as only He can do!
So Happy Thanksgiving!!!