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!
Autumn 1968 - Ninth Grade "Class, place your fingers on the keys under the paper towel and keep your eyes on the document holder on your left while you type. As soon as you hear the bell ring, that means the typewriter carriage is at the end of the line. Quickly place your hand on… Continue reading Learning to Type
College Freshman - May 1974 "He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might He increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary..." (Isaiah 40:29-30 KJV). "Pam, Can you please see me after class?" asked my statistics professor. I nervously approached Professor L. who had shared at the beginning… Continue reading Sleeping in Statistics Class
College Freshman - September 1973 " When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the rock that is higher than I." Psalm 61:2 " ...and that Rock was Christ." I Corinthians 10:4 (KJV) I entered my nursing adviser's office and sat down. "Mrs. M, I signed up for pre-medicine chemistry rather than pre-nursing chemistry this… Continue reading University Begins – Overwhelmed in Chemistry Class
August 1973 - Midwest, USA "When I am afraid, I will trust in Thee" (Psalm 56:3 KJV). Vera, the other nursing assistant, was working with me that night at the nursing home, and we had just finished our lunch at 3 a.m. We relaxed in the patient lounge for a few minutes to rest our… Continue reading One Scary Night – Nursing Assistant
Summer - 1973 - Midwest, USA "Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this: to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction." James 1:27 My sister, Marsha, asked the director of the nursing home, where we both worked this summer, for permission to have a Bible study for the patients on… Continue reading Nursing Home Ministry
June 1973 - Midwest, USA My sister, Marsha, graduated from nursing school and I graduated from high school on exactly the same day and time. Since I didn't want to split up the family, I volunteered to skip my high school graduation. Marsha let me wear her white high school mortarboard and gown for the… Continue reading Night Shift Nursing Assistant
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths" (Proverbs 3:5-6 NKJV). From my journal. March 1973, Midwest, USA - High School Senior Ever since last year when the Lord gave me peace about becoming a nurse, I have struggled in… Continue reading Which Nursing School?
From my journal... High School Junior, USA, 1972 "I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go" (Psalm 32:8 KJV). The past year I asked God to show me what career He wants me to pursue. Before I became a Christian, I considered oceanography or landscape architecture because I enjoy… Continue reading Should I Become a Nurse?
Midwest, USA - April 2, 1969 - 13 years old Dear Angie, As you can see by the cover, this is supposed to be an autograph album, but I am going to use it as a diary. Friday, President Eisenhower died at the age of 78, so on Monday we missed school in honor… Continue reading The Diary of a Young Girl