Goodbye from Judy Shelly

Judy ShellyOn June 30th we officially say "goodbye" to retiring NCF staff Judy Shelly whose ministry has spanned forty years. I have had a passion for relating my faith to nursing ever since I was a nursing student, when a frightened patient asked me to pray for her, Judy remembers.

Judy leaves an extensive legacy as the author of 20 books, numerous Bible studies and other resources on integrating spiritual care and nursing practice. She served as the editor of the Journal of Christian Nursing and as a leader in spiritual formation for NCF and InterVarsity.

Recently Judy shared her parting thoughts, wisdom and vision with our NCF family. May Judy's words encourage all of us who carry on her passion for God's transformational presence in our world of healthcare. Here is "Goodbye from Judy Shelly".


Dear Judy, It's hard to believe this time has really come for you to leave NCF staff. I am thanking the Lord for the legacy with which you are leaving us: the NCF Bible Studies, the many books/articles/pamphlets/etc. you have authored, the guidelines you have established for us, the Compassionate Care DVD workship series you have recently completed, and so much more. Your contributions to NCF and to the Lord's kingdom will be remembered and used for many years to come. Thank you for teaching so many of us how to integrate our love for the Lord and our understanding of His word into our nursing practice. Prayers for the Lord's blessings upon you and the family as you continue to lead others into His presence, Harriet Coeling

Dear Judy, How quickly the years have flown by, and now it's time for you to move on to other things God has planned for you. When I first became involved with NCF, I was blown away by your prolific and thought-provoking writing. God certainly gifted you with words and you used them wisely. You have given Christian nurses all over the world such a precious gift in your books and journal articles.. thank you. I will always have fond memories of NCF meetings and conferences, NCFI conferences in other countries where we shared joys, sorrows, frustrations, and lots and lots of laughter and fun times!! Thanks for being a good friend, colleague, but most of all a dear. dear sister in Christ. We will keep in touch with our Christmas letters I'm sure. May God continue to use you and Jim as a channel of blessing to others. Love, Kamalini

Dear Judy, I want to thank you for being a wonderful Christian example to follow. You have a wonderful personality and was kind to every one. Thank you for the books on Spiritual Care. May God Richly Bless You.

Judy, thanks for being a friend and encouragement through the years. I look forward to hearing all that God will continue to do in and through you and Jim. Thank you for your faithfulness. God bless you real good!

Dear Judy, It was a blessing and pleasure to have met you last year at the Texas NCF conference. Thank you for your words of wisdom. May Goc richly bless you and your husband in your new endeavors for the Lord Jesus Christ.

Judy, I will always remember you were my "scholar" for a graduate project. You have been a wonderful role model to so many and in so many ways. May God bless you in this new stage of your life!

Dear Judy I feel blessed and honor that God made it possible fro me to meet you all in JOS conference. Today only I joined this site so I can also share that GOD has added on more responsibilities on you when one task is over, the other task and plans has been given to you. God bless you more. I would like to comment over a word of "retire" are we nurse really get retire from our mission, passion. Do we have time frame in our mission to be retired.

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