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2112016hugWhen my daughter was barely able to talk, she’d stretch her arms above her head, look up into our eyes, and say, “Hold you?” We knew she wanted to be held, and we usually complied. In fact, we tried to meet her every cry at that precious, helpless stage of life because we loved her deeply — and still do!

292016record220Many years ago I started keeping a prayer journal. My small notebook is more like a prayer list. I write out a date with a simple phrase or sentence. For example: 1/15 Karen—diagnosed with breast cancer. This brief statement reminded me to pray for my friend on a regular basis.

212016jcnandbibleWhat changes are you hoping for this year? What would you like to see transformed in your life?

The apostle Paul has a lot to say about how God transforms us in Romans 12:2.

1222016restroomsUrbana 15 was marked by miraculous, divine encounters where God put us in specific places at precise times so he could act! One such time was the 4th evening during a Communion Service for the 16,000 attendees in the Edwards Jones Dome in St. Louis.

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“What story will you tell with your life?” This invitation to tell God’s story deeply challenged 16,000 participants at Urbana 15--including hundreds of nursing students--who gathered in St. Louis for InterVarsity’s student missions conference.

You’re in luck. You may not have had time in 2015 to read all of the new posts on the NCF Nurses Blog, so here is the highlight reel. These inspirational stories and articles reflect our most popular blog posts among Christian nurses.

Whether you’re a nurse, student, educator, or retired, may God’s Spirit encourage and equip you to spread His love, joy and peace in 2016.

12urbanaNCF staff will be at the Urbana missions conference with 16,000 students and missionaries who are seeking God’s will for their lives, eager to participate in his mission in the world. Hundreds of nursing students will be in St. Louis to explore how to serve God in nursing. Pray for fruitful conversations at the NCF exhibit, seminars and gatherings.

1282015gpsToday I use GPS to find where I want to go. But I am technologically challenged, so first I must learn to enter my destination, then listen to a voice or watch a moving dot for directions. I assume that the GPS will guide me forward on the best available route. If the GPS directions are correct and I follow them precisely, I have confidence in making it to my destination.

1242015kssNurses Christian Fellowship will have a new director when Jane Hall retires June 30, 2016. Kathy Schoonover-Shoffner will lead NCF ministry for students, nurses and educators beginning July 1, 2016.

11302015autismA special needs child is a beautiful gift to display God’s unfailing love, yet such children also present unique and complex challenges.

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