Christian Nurse, General Nursing

God’s Mercy in Tragedy

February 1991 When I returned from my survey trip to New England, my Dad called me to say that Mom had had a small stroke (TIA-transient ischemic attack). Her doctor started her on Persantine, baby aspirin, and digoxin medications. She began crying on the phone when I talked with her because she was terrified of… Continue reading God’s Mercy in Tragedy

International Nursing

Medical Missions in Honduras – Part I

July 1988 Dr. Pete, a Christian surgeon, spoke to a singles group about the medical mission trips he has taken over the past few years. The local pastor or missionary always shares the gospel with the patients as they wait to see the doctor, so their spiritual needs are met as well as the physical… Continue reading Medical Missions in Honduras – Part I

Christian Nurse, General Nursing, Rehabilitation Nurse

Amputations – “Thy will be done!”

Midwest, USA - 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… Continue reading Amputations – “Thy will be done!”

International Nursing

The Golden Arches in Germany

June 1978 - Nurnberg, Germany - 9 p.m. The train slowly rolled into the station as it passed the sign which read "Nurnberg". After arriving from the USA in Frankfurt yesterday, I slept last night in the quaint village of Rothenberg at a luxurious hotel I reserved in advance. I toured the walled city this… Continue reading The Golden Arches in Germany

Nursing Assistant

Nursing Home Ministry

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 worked this summer, for permission to have a Bible study for the patients on… Continue reading Nursing Home Ministry

Christian Nurse, General Nursing, High School, Life Changing Letter, Marsha Swinehart RN

Life Changing Letter

Saturday, January 16, 1971 - USA I gazed out the window of our small stone home in the country and saw the postman drive away. "I'll get the mail, Mom." I put on my winter coat, hat, and mittens to brave the bitter cold. I ran down the gravel driveway, scooped the letters from the… Continue reading Life Changing Letter

General Nursing, Psychiatry

Never Forget – September 11, 2001

Psychiatric Hospital, Tuesday, September 11, 2001 - New England I walked across the campus of the psychiatric hospital where I was working as a Nurse Practitioner to make morning rounds. It was my first day back from a week of vacation and I wondered if the workload would be extra heavy today. After visiting my… Continue reading Never Forget – September 11, 2001