September 8, 2021 My phone rang in the middle of a busy noisy restaurant. It was my doctor's hospital nurse calling. I stepped outside so I could hear her. "Pam, the hospital is at 100% capacity with all the Covid patients so we want to give you a choice about having your cardiac elective procedure… Continue reading Wait on the Lord
1978 The phone rang and I answered. My dear friend Enid who lived an hour away said, "Pam, One of my former coworkers, Jack, is a patient at your hospital. Would you visit him and share the gospel with him? For many years he chauffeured one of the wealthiest men in the city before he… Continue reading Amputations – “Thy will be done!”
Austrian Alps - June 29, 1978 Since my Eurail Pass was valid on boats as well as trains, I took a boat down the not-so-blue Danube River to Linz, Austria. I met two American ladies and two German ladies on the boat, so I translated for them, much to my amazement and delight. From Linz,… Continue reading Fellowship in Austria and France
June 22, 1978 - Bamberg, Germany After one night in Nurnberg, I decided to reboard the train and move on to Bamberg. I enjoyed chatting with the six Americans in my compartment. One man stationed here with the U.S. Army told me many of the German people hate the presence of the American military. He… Continue reading The German Castle
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
"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
From my journal Home Care Nurse Practitioner, New England, February This winter has had record snowstorms one after another. I have not seen the bare ground since the snow started in November. But today is a crisp clear day with brilliant blue skies. With no storms predicted and the roads cleared from the last storm,… Continue reading Buried in Snow
From my journal Hospice Visiting Nurse - February, New England, USA This morning, the thermometer on my deck read a bone-chilling -5 degrees F (-21 C). I wished I could stay home, but my patients needed me. I pressed the remote car starter on my key ring to melt the thick ice off my windshield… Continue reading Do Nurses Cry?