Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving, 2017

“In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” I Thessalonians 5:18

Dear Readers,

It seems hard to believe that I began writing this blog four years ago after attending a Christian writer’s conference. My goals in recording what God has taught me during nearly 40 years of nursing is to glorify Him, encourage Christian nurses, and reveal to young people what nursing is all about.  I pray godly Christians will enter the field with realistic expectations.

As many baby boomers like myself retire, we need young men and women to fill the ranks who will give compassionate excellent care to their patients from a heart filled with Christ’s love. Nursing was often a challenging and difficult occupation, but the rewards were great whenever I had the opportunity to point one of my patients to my dear Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.

I thank the Lord for each of you who come from over 130 countries around the world. When I began to write this blog, I didn’t know if anyone would ever read it, but nearly 7000 people have now discovered it. The main countries where you, my readers, reside are USA, Brazil, Canada, United Kingdom, Philippines, Germany, India, Australia, Italy, and France. Thank you for those of you who have told others about my blog. I’m hoping that I will have time to complete recording my nursing career journey over the next months.

I retired 18 months ago, but have been busy ever since with Spanish language school for seven months, relocating, and several travel trips thrown in there. People warned me that retirement could be busy, and I have found that to be the case! But it has been  enjoyable to make new friends in different corners of the world. I thank God for a good measure of health He has given me.

As we celebrate my favorite holiday here in the USA, Thanksgiving, I thank the Lord for each of you. I pray you will receive the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Savior if you have not already done so. If I can answer any questions you may have about salvation or pray for you specifically, please email me at pamela.aprn@gmail.com.   For those of you who are fellow believers, may you continue to grow in His grace and keep ” looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith…” Hebrews 12:2. 

Happy Thanksgiving!

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In Everything Give Thanks

One Year Blog Anniversary!

Dear Readers,

It’s hard to believe that I began this blog one year ago this month! After I attended a Christian Writer’s Retreat in October, 2013, I asked the Lord to show me how I could minister to my fellow Christian nurses. The blog workshop opened to me the new world of blogging! This seemed the best format for me since I still work full time, and do not have time to write an entire book.

After returning home, I searched the internet for other nursing blogs and couldn’t find anything quite like what I had in mind.  I desired to record and reflect on my decades of experience in a variety of specialties as an American Christian nurse. Several dear brethren from my church stopped by my house to give me a personal tutorial on the nuts and bolts of maneuvering on the Word Press site, and I was off!

And so I began writing. I had no idea if anyone would ever read my blog, but I began to tell my friends about it, and asked them to tell others. I contacted three Christian Schools of Nursing here in the USA, but had little response. But I kept writing and committing it to the Lord while asking Him to use it for His glory and honor.

I want to thank each of you who have read my blog this past year, and for your words of encouragement to me at just the time I needed it. Several times I asked the Lord to show me if I should continue writing it, and invariably some stranger would email me and tell me they were blessed by what I wrote. So thank you to those of you who have written me in the past year!

I also thought you would find the blog statistics interesting. I have now had over 1600 visitors from 69 countries! The most frequent visitors come from the following countries: USA, Brazil, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Philippines, Italy, Columbia, Germany, and Mexico. What truly amazes me is that I know none of you outside the USA! I would love to have you introduce yourself to me at Pamela.aprn@gmail.com 

I would also be interested in knowing if you are a nurse, thinking of becoming a nurse, or just find it interesting to read about a nurse’s life?

Here in the USA, we will celebrate my favorite holiday on Thursday, Thanksgiving. You can read my Thanksgiving blog from last year if you are unfamiliar with this American holiday. But it reminds me of one of my favorite Bible verses.

In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

I Thessalonians 5:18

As my Pastor says, “Do you want to know God’s will for your life? Start with giving thanks, for clearly this is the will of God for each of us!” I’ve also noticed that when I start thanking God when I am in a very difficult situation, He turns it into a blessing as only He can do!

So Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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