Mercy

For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, despicable, hating one another. But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of any works of righteousness that we had done, but according to his mercy, through the water of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit. This Spirit he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life. The saying is sure.
Titus 3:3-8

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As a nurse

I realize I haven’t blogged much lately.  The beginning of (middle of, and end of …) the semester gets hectic.  The last few weeks have been no exception.

As a nurse, I often deal with things I won’t discuss in a blog. Private things, personal reactions, and stories that are really others.  I see some nursing sites these days that honestly bother me…. they talk about the “don’t like” things about their jobs. I don’t find them helpful. Everyone has things they “don’t like” about their job. Why not let your words heal……..

So as best as I can, I try.

My job has always been about children. Caring for the most vulnerable, sharing what I can share. I treat and have loved them all as if they were my own. I know they’re not, I know I only get them for a few moments…… but I love them anyway.

This week some friends lost their child, and I can no longer hide behind a professional mask. It hits hard, and it hurts. Another young life taken too soon. Another child lost in hopelessness and despair. Another family devastated by grief.

My words seem far to inadequate.

So I share this post today for those who’ve lost loved ones and children……  I share a link to a site that has helped me.  It’s a page where people discuss their grief and their coping…  I hope sharing the website, sharing a place where people talk and share, may help others who are struggling.

The website is called “The Grief Toolbox” 

Not every piece may help, but there will be ones that jump out, and you find you relate to..

Best my friends.

Hoping your days are filled with peace.

Looking up

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Lilacs

 

Psalm 121

1 I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
where does my help come from?

2 My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.

3 He will not let your foot slip—
he who watches over you will not slumber;

4 indeed, he who watches over Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.

5 The Lord watches over you—
the Lord is your shade at your right hand;

6 the sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon by night.

7 The Lord will keep you from all harm—
he will watch over your life;

8 the Lord will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.

Son of God

This movie opens this weekend.  Can’t wait to see it.
My strongest conviction about Christianity is that it is about what this one man did…

it’s about believing him, following him, trusting him.
Falling in love… with HIM.

I hope you check it out.