Christian Single, Dialysis Nurse

Culture Shock in New England, USA

June 1991 The huge moving van drove up the hill to my new condo and parked on the roadside. The men carried my 100+ boxes and furniture over the grass, through the sliding glass doors, and piled the boxes floor to ceiling in the living room. "Lady, you sure have a lot of books. Will… Continue reading Culture Shock in New England, USA

General Nursing, International Nursing

Nursing Tour of China – Part 5

June 14, 1986 - Hong Kong We had a pleasant stay in hot steamy Hong Kong, and experienced reverse culture shock compared to China. Hong Kong is fast-paced with a British flavor. The 100-year treaty with Britain will expire in 1997, so many wealthy and professional people are leaving because they don't want to live… Continue reading Nursing Tour of China – Part 5

General Nursing, Nursing Staff Development

Research on Shift Work

November 1984 - Night Shift After finishing my first rounds on the nurses in orientation, I paged the security guard so he could admit me to the library. I signed in on the clipboard and noticed there were several interns and residents also here, probably preparing for their next presentation. From a child, I have… Continue reading Research on Shift Work

High School

Putting God First

“That ye might walk worthy of the Lord, unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God” Colossians 1:10 (KJV). March 1972 - High School Junior My sister, Marsha, decided God wanted her to become a nurse rather than a veterinarian so she switched from the university to a nearby… Continue reading Putting God First

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

Christian Single, General Nursing, International Nursing

Mary Slessor of Calabar (Nigeria) – Pioneer Missionary

Free Book Recommendation! Dear Readers, I rediscovered an old favorite missionary biography on Kindle which was free, so I downloaded it even though I have the hardback copy in my personal library. It is easier to read it off my mobile phone during free moments compared to carrying the hardback around. It has probably been […]

General Nursing, High School, International Nursing, Life Changing Letter, Marsha Swinehart RN

Tribute to Marsha Swinehart, RN – Part 1

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