After the weekend I just worked at the hospital, I couldn’t help but think today about Continue reading
As usual, I seem to be doing things a bit backwards. I started this ministry 18 months ago when it became painfully clear that God had written some painful chapters into my story. I call them my tangles. And, in case you didn’t know … tangles hurt.
Remember getting your hair combed when you were little? Yep. Ouch.
I’m a Registered Nurse who’s getting a fresh glimpse at life from the other end of the stethoscope. Lupus seems to be invading my story, and it’s giving me a brand new perspective on effective patient care, as well as embracing life with intention. Continue reading
I was ready to walk out the door when I got the call. I had gotten up at my usual ridiculous time, drug myself through my usual early morning exercise routine, had my quiet time & coffee, showered, a little makeup, a fast blow-dry. Scrubs on, shoes tied, pockets loaded. Continue reading
Walking this mysterious path of Lupus has changed my life in countless ways. As in innumerable – as in I can’t even begin to list them – not now, not ever. Continue reading
Sometimes I really just want things to get easier. I can’t help it. I just 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
I’ve been outside tonight listening to the lovely evening song. The sound of trickling water soothes my senses. It’s just peaceful … so much healing, such beauty in this night. I need this time to stop and escape from the stress of the week.
Someone had closed his door. He woke up all alone in there – old and confused. It had grown dark. He was in a strange bed, in a strange place. He couldn’t get up. He didn’t know how he had gotten there. He didn’t know why he felt so weak. Nothing seemed Continue reading
It was around 3PM when I got the call that I had another patient on the way. Ouch. By this point in the day, I had already been juggling a team of five patients for 8 hours. Two of these patients were quite sick and needed a lot of my attention. The other three were Continue reading
My ugly, sleeping giant got poked somehow last Monday night. I don’t know what happened – I was just walking across our tiny backyard to check on my pineapples when I felt the unmistakable sucker-punch. Bam. Just like that. Continue reading