Devotional

Daily devotional life of Scripture and prayer

Liberty Bell"It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery" (Galatians 5:1).

grapes on the vineNCF students and faculty on a weekend retreat in Michigan got a fresh look at what it means to "abide in the vine", as Jesus instructed his followers in John 15. NCF staff Renee Lick asked them to write nursing care plans based on this Biblical text.

In the nursing world, we fight against disease so people can flourish with healing and health. These things are important as long as we're breathing -- but what then?

A close friend of Jesus had been dead four days when he asked Lazarus' sister, Martha, to open the tomb (see John 11). She knew the risks were great – along with the odor.

LentHow do you prepare for Easter? From March 9 to April 24, many followers of Jesus will participate in Lent, a time of spiritual reflection, renewal and sacrifice. Don't just give up something for Lent; take up something to focus on the person and mission of Jesus.

by Jane Hall, NCF Director

by Cindy Carter

Recently NCF Member Cindy Carter shared her thoughts and we're passing them along for your reflection on life's tragedies and God's purposes. Thanks, Cindy!

Today I was reading Proverbs 12 when verse 21 struck me: "No disaster overcomes the righteous, but the wicked are full of misery" (HCSB).

Nursing students, be encouraged by this word from the Lord: "May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us; establish the work of our hands for us—yes, establish the work of our hands" (Psalm 90:17 NIV).

signatureWhat letters do you have behind your name? It may be RN, ADN, MSN, BSN, PhD, CCRN or DE. Credentials help others identify our educational preparation, our accomplishments and our professional status. But they don't define who we really are.

Wartburg CastleIn the midst of healthcare changes, we need a present help. This life is feeble and fragile. Anything can go wrong, oh so easily. As Christian nurses, our hope lies in Jesus Christ alone. He gives us hope for those we serve.

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