I had a bit of a “moment” about midway through my shift the other day. I was walking down the hall and all of the sudden I felt that tickly feeling sneaking up behind my eyes. Continue reading
These last few months have been full of accepting unwanted realities. Actually, my last few years have been weighted pretty heavily Continue reading
My pathway to Jesus has not been fun. Or easy. Or simple. But, wow … has it brought a depth of beauty that I never would’ve known existed.
Sometimes I really want things to just get easier. I can’t help it. I do. I know I probably seem like a bratty bellyacher even thinking like that, but today … I really can’t seem to help myself. Continue reading
Okay … so confession time. I had something to say last night, and I really didn’t want to spend today (my last day off before working the weekend) sitting inside at my computer. So I sat down right then, and got a few things off my mind. Late last night, I finally hit “publish”, and then went on to bed. Continue reading
I’ve been in a bit of a funk lately. I can’t really attach a name to it other than I just feel quiet. If you look at me from the outside, I can still talk and laugh and function like everybody else. But on the inside … my heart just feels strangely subdued. Muted. Silenced. Hushed. Continue reading
There is such beauty in openness, isn’t there? We have much to learn from each other, but we’re so consumed in our chaos du jour that we don’t even realize this.
It may not be apparent in whatever chaos surrounds you at this moment, Continue reading
You matter. And so does your beautiful story. Everybody’s does. I learned this the hard way.
It was late in the afternoon on my first shift of two-in-a-row. So far, it had been a pretty calm day – a rare gift on my crazy unit. My patient team had been manageable, I was amazingly caught up on my charting, and everything was looking pretty good for an on-time departure.
Then my phone rang – I had a new patient coming up from the ED. Continue reading