One of the most intimate and beautiful aspects of being a nurse is what I like to call the “ministry of presence.” It’s the ability to heal just by being present. You may have heard this in a palliative context where someone will say “just knowing he/she was there helped me get through it” or […]Read More Ministry of Presence
A topic very near to my heart. My middle brother, Jack, was lost to suicide in January of 2014. According to the CDC, 113 suicides occurred each day in the U.S. during the year 2013 – that was one death every 13 minutes. I would venture to say you don’t need to go as far […]Read More Suicide – The Awkward Elephant in the Room
“Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world” ~ James 1:27 As of 30 hours ago, we are finally back in the States safe and sound! I am still incredibly jet lagged and in the process of unpacking but […]Read More Back from Africa
We are finally leaving for Tanzania! The flight is on time and we are en route to Dulles. I want to thank everyone again for expressing interest in keeping up with our trip. It seems like every day we are learning about some exciting new project that we will be doing overseas and I wish […]Read More Deuces America – Hujambo Tanzania!