"After a stretch of challenging shifts, a question plagued me: How do I sustain excellence in this intense work of nursing?" writes Kathy Schoonover-Shoffner in her JCN editorial, "Sustaining Excellence."
For more than 25 years I have been a part of the Nurses' Health Study at Harvard School of Public Health. Now they are enrolling a new cohort of 100,000 female RNs and LPNs (born after 01/01/1965). The results of these studies benefit all women by providing valuable research into the causes of disease and the factors that promote healthy lives.
What a summer back in Uganda! For three weeks we introduced the NCF Global Project students to ministry possibilities in Uganda and saw God working in their hearts in deep ways. Afterward I stayed to reconnect with my former teaching colleagues and students at Makerere University. It was a joy to connect many of them with other nurses who desire to begin NCF in Uganda.
Ever wonder why God decided to give us a tongue? After all, he knew the mess we would make out of it. For some reason, he wanted sounds coming from our mouths for communication. And now I'm sure there are times he just wants us to shut up. What do you think?
Containers of all sizes and colors are stacked at stores, ready for college students to buy and fill them. I find it tempting to store stuff in cute containers, but there's something we should never put in a box, and that's our view of God. A.W.