January 2, 2005 "...they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so." Acts 17:11 (KJV) As I reread my journal for January 1, 2004, I realized how differently the year turned out than I anticipated. While preparing to go to China at this time a… Continue reading Pressing Onward
Category: Christian Single
November 16, 2004 I thank the Lord for the progress I'm making here in the rehabilitation center after my knee replacement on November 8. I now only need Percocet for the pain every three hours, which my stomach can tolerate after I eat a snack. I enjoyed 7 whole hours of sleep last night! I… Continue reading Knee Rehabilitation
Total Knee Replacement
October 9, 2004 "What man is he that fears the Lord? Him shall He teach in the way that He shall choose." Psalm 25:12 (KJV) If the Lord tarries, my total knee replacement surgery will be on Monday, November 8. I visited three rehabilitation (rehab) facilities and chose the nicest one with a private room… Continue reading Total Knee Replacement
More Knee Pain
August 2, 2004 "Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you." I Peter 4:12 (KJV) "In every trial, there are gleams of light and relief, but full deliverance is often delayed by our anxiety to obtain it. God Himself and not the… Continue reading More Knee Pain
Pain, Pain – Go Away!
April 22, 2004 I had my painful left knee injected with cortisone yesterday because I could barely walk. I have been trying to climb more flights of stairs at work to get in shape for ascending the Great Wall in China, but it has only made my knee worse. How I wish I never would… Continue reading Pain, Pain – Go Away!
What Next, Lord?
January 1, 2003 My Pastor had a wonderful message last night at the New Year's Eve service at church on Philippians 3:13-14, "This one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God… Continue reading What Next, Lord?
Why am I so weak?
Occupational Health Nurse Practitioner - August 2002 I have now been working in this very busy clinic for 4000 employees of the insurance company for several months. One of my duties is to give routine vaccinations to employees when they request them. During an unusually slow afternoon, I checked my vaccine stock to see if… Continue reading Why am I so weak?
Will God Provide?
October 2001 Dr. T., my manager, called me into his office. "Pam, I'm afraid I have some bad news for all of us. The parent hospital has decided to close this campus in the next few months because they are losing so much money here. Next month, they will decrease us to twenty hours per… Continue reading Will God Provide?
A Mother of None or Many?
May 2001 After examining me, my gynecologist gently said, "Pam, I'm afraid you need to have a hysterectomy. I don't want to let you keep bleeding like this and end up in an emergency situation." I choked back the tears and replied, "Is there any way I could be on a different floor so I… Continue reading A Mother of None or Many?
The Final School Year
September 1997 I completed my one on one research course this summer with the Director of the Nurse Practitioner program, Dr. K. I learned about the different types of research broken into two broad categories of quantitative and qualitative research. Our small school does not have the staff to support doing quantitative research with labs… Continue reading The Final School Year