Life & Work

Vocational discipleship

April-June 2014 JCNHow do we bring God into the anxieties of our lives? “Nurses are always caring for others, sometimes to the exclusion of caring for ourselves,” writes Kathy Schoonover-Shoffner in her new JCN editorial, “How Are You Doing?”

Some nursing students would rather ask patients about their bowel movements than about their spiritual needs.

Journal of Christian NursingWe live in a perilous world where people are sick and depressed, the elderly are abused, and the mentally ill are ignored.  Yet God’s people are called to “Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy” (Proverbs 31:9).

Dr. Barbara WhiteDr. Barbara White, RN, CNS, is a world-changer in healthcare education. Since nursing school, she’s had ambitious dreams of teaching nursing as ministry, and even becoming a dean. Yet her life journey has included periods of questioning God’s call and how to fulfill her vision for God’s work.

Grounded in LoveWhat sets apart some healthcare providers from others?

Pat Farrell, RN, MSN, contemplated this question during a recent hospital stay as different nurses came into her room to care for her. She noticed that one nurse, in particular, helped her feel grounded by providing an atmosphere of security, trust and rest.

HeatherAs a nurse in urban health, Heather Cutillo, R.N., lives out God’s love in tangible ways through her work in clinics that serve the homeless, the uninsured, and the afflicted in the inner city.

PrayingWhat is the role of prayer in clinical practice?

Renee's Path

I love my job as the director of NCF Student Ministries, but last spring I was approaching burn-out. It had been a great year of ministry with nursing students, but I knew I needed a break. My sabbatical in May arrived just in time!

Price of Life Comments

sleepyIt’s just the beginning of the school year, but the Lord has been talking to me about rest. I’m discovering how to be refreshed by him.

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