Tag Archives: God

Child of God

We spent last week in San Francisco, a place where I truly leave a piece of my heart every time I leave. In the past year our family has faced addiction, rehab and recovery, relapse, recovery, the death of a … Continue reading

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Spinach and Ice Cream

Yesterday one of my patients I have been seeing for about a month opened up and asked me the big question I often get asked “When?” “When will I die?”  I always answer honestly that I do not know, it … Continue reading

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Waiting for Forgiveness

Yesterday I was called to the mysterious world known as the ICU. Being a hospice nurse this is the other end of the spectrum from my work. Here the courageous nurses of the ICU work miracles to keep their patients … Continue reading

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the crash mat

I have a patient who fell out of bed last week; her caregivers would only allow a crash mat to cushion the blow if she fell again. This patient is developmentally delayed, and perhaps one of the most open and … Continue reading

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Signs from the Afterlife

The Dream, the Fox and the Fire Alarm. I recently reconnected with a childhood friend who lost his wife this past autumn. He had hospice for a brief period and so our conversations began exploring the many faces of the … Continue reading

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Trusting the Divine

Trusting the Divine Yesterday I witnessed a 31 year old mother of two young children struggle to remain here on this earth.  The cancer that has ravaged her body for the past 11 years is finally winning the battle.  I … Continue reading

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Broken Valentine

The other side of love is rarely celebrated, the broken heart after a break up or a passing of a loved one.  On Valentines’ day romantic love demands our attention, but what of us who stand on the other side … Continue reading

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