A Reflection on Health Ministry in These Pandemic Times

By Guest Blogger Tom Pruski, DMin, MAPS, RN Wesley Theological Seminary, Heal the Sick Program Director  The 12th-century theologian and author John of Salisbury used a version of the phrase: "We are like dwarfs sitting on the shoulders of giants. We see more, and things that are more distant, than they did, not because our [...]

A Reflection on Health Ministry in These Pandemic Times2021-07-09T10:09:19-04:00

Guest Blog

What is it like to be a Muslim Faith Community Nurse in a Mosque Community? by guest Blogger  Nancy Romanchek BSN, RN, CHPN, MPH My favorite description of Islam is as a clear, racing river which flows through many countries, taking on the color of the stones beneath the surface as it goes. Being a [...]

Guest Blog2021-05-20T09:45:34-04:00

April 2021 is a Month of Power!

By Guest Blogger Rev. Kirsten Peachey Vice President, Faith Outreach, Mission and Spiritual Care Many religious traditions celebrate holy days this month, so around the world people are being fed by the teachings and practices of their spiritual traditions that call us to live more deeply, love more boldly, and connect more intentionally to the [...]

April 2021 is a Month of Power!2021-04-20T09:34:10-04:00

The World is changed by your example . . .

by Julie Ruchniewicz, BSN, RN Faith Community Nurse, HMA Executive Director “The World is changed by your example, not your opinion.” Mother Teresa I read this in a book, of daily Mother Tereasa quotes, given to me by a friend. It has been 20 years since Mother Teresa died. She died unassumingly while the whole [...]

The World is changed by your example . . .2021-02-04T10:16:51-05:00

My Daughter

by Julie Ruchniewicz, BSN, RN Faith Community Nurse, HMA Executive Director My daughter, Kelly, teaches fifth grade at a charter school in Chicago. Just like her colleagues across the country, she is educating her students via Zoom. In case you haven’t heard about it, Zoom is a virtual mode of communication, that (up until 8 [...]

My Daughter2020-12-18T15:54:02-05:00

FCN is Vaccine Trial Participant

By Guest Blogger Ruth Syre, MSN, RN-BC Faith Community Nurse As the vaccine roll out begins, I want to share my story. I am a study participant in the Pfizer vaccine trial. I had two shots, three weeks apart. I do not know if I had a placebo or the real thing. The first shot [...]

FCN is Vaccine Trial Participant2020-12-15T09:27:14-05:00

Just Mail for God

by Guest Blogger Marilyn Harris, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN Hatboro Baptist Church, Hatboro, PA is located on a main road in the borough. During the time that the church building has been closed for worship, members and friends have been meeting online for prayer time on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:45 – 7:30 PM. [...]

Just Mail for God2020-11-21T07:58:54-05:00

Almost Out of Energy

by Guest Blogger Marilyn Harris, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN Psalm 34:8 O taste and see that the Lord is good; happy are those who take refuge in him. A child and his mother were behind me in the security line at the airport. At one point during the wait the child said to his mother: [...]

Almost Out of Energy2020-10-29T10:07:30-04:00

A Memorial in 2020

by Annemarie Rogers Halfpap I will begin by saying that my mother lived a very long and full life. She was born January 26, 1926 in Brighton, England. She lived through WWII, its aftermath and recovery. She was highly educated for a woman of the time, as a draftswoman, and later a drafting engineer. My [...]

A Memorial in 20202020-10-12T11:30:41-04:00

Me, My Mask and My Bible

My mask might protect you; your mask might protect me. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/about-face-coverings.html Denise Viker, BSN, RN Here is the thing- I DO NOT WANT TO GET SICK. There, I said it.  I have lots of reasons for not wanting to be sick, so I do everything I can to stay well. If you know [...]

Me, My Mask and My Bible2020-09-21T19:54:42-04:00
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