Christian Single, Nursing Staff Development

Pam Builds a House

June 3, 1983 - Midwest, USA After I read Miss Clarkson's book on singleness (see the previous post) and saw how she enjoyed owning her small lakeside cottage, I began asking the Lord if I should buy a house and put down roots here. I have never met a single woman who bought a house,… Continue reading Pam Builds a House

Christian Single, General Nursing, Labor & Delivery Nurse, Nursing Staff Development

Loneliness

I have read several sources that said the suicide rate has gone up dramatically during the COVID 19 pandemic. Loneliness is a part of life that people share whether they are single or married. I have discovered time and time again over the years that the only one who can fill that empty spot in… Continue reading Loneliness

Christian Single, Labor & Delivery Nurse

Cowboys and Emergencies in Obstetrics

June 1982 - Jackson Hole, Wyoming After flying all day across the USA to get here, the airport van dropped me off in front of the picturesque hotel, the site of a week-long conference for doctors and nurses on Emergencies in Obstetrics. My director gave me three educational days and paid for this national seminar… Continue reading Cowboys and Emergencies in Obstetrics

Christian Single, Labor & Delivery Nurse

Surprise in Labor and Delivery

Labor and Delivery Nurse - March 1982- 11 p.m. Our assistant nurse manager wrote our assignments for the night shift on the large whiteboard at the nursing station after we listened to report from the evening shift. We only had five women in labor so far, so she gave me Helen in the birthing room… Continue reading Surprise in Labor and Delivery

Christian Nurse, Christian Single, International Nursing

Fellowship in Austria and France

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

Christian Nurse, Christian Single, International Nursing

The German Castle

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

Christian Single, College of Nursing

Learning to Type

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

Christian Nurse, Christian Single, High School

Which Nursing School?

"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?

Christian Single, General Nursing, geriatrics, Nurse Practitioner

God’s Grace and Provision

From my journal Geriatric Nurse Practitioner - December 2008 "My spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior." Luke 1:47 So much has happened since last April. After my concussion and the flu, I finally resumed parttime work at the nursing home at the end of April and increased to fulltime in May. By God's grace,… Continue reading God’s Grace and Provision

Christian Single, College of Nursing, General Nursing

Trapped on the Stretcher

From my Journal College Sophomore - Autumn 1974 "Class, after you finish making an occupied bed, raise the side-rails, and put the bed in the low position. Make sure the patient is comfortable and all desired items are within reach including the call bell. Answer call lights quickly so that patients learn to trust you… Continue reading Trapped on the Stretcher