October 9, 2004 "For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us." Romans 8:18 (KJV) "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… Continue reading Total Knee Replacement
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 ending up with 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?
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 are working this summer, for permission to have a Bible study for the patients… 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 Diapers and Mops – Night Shift Nursing Assistant
April 10 - Marsha's Birthday On February 4, 2016 the Cedarville University nursing students who Marsha Swinehart, RN taught, presented a plaque to the School of Nursing in honor of Marsha's life. Dr Rachel Parrill, Marsha's colleague, accepted the plaque on behalf of the School of Nursing with the following words: I was honored to… Continue reading Tribute to Marsha Swinehart, RN – Part 2
Tribute to Marsha Swinehart, RN - April 10 This week, I would like to honor the life of my sister, Marsha Swinehart, RN, on her birthday, April 10. I also want to share some of the lessons God has been teaching me in the school of sorrow these past eight months. I don't think I… Continue reading Tribute to Marsha Swinehart, RN – Part 1
Saturday, January 16, 1971 I gazed out the window of our small stone home in the country and saw the mailman drive away. "I'll get the mail, Mom!" I hurriedly put on my winter coat, hat, and mittens to brave the bitter cold. I ran down the gravel driveway, scooped the letters from the mailbox,… Continue reading Life Changing Letter