God and the Dying Patient - page 2

It has been my experience in the Oncology setting that patient's and their families are drawn closer to God through various religious expressions when certain death is the prognosis and is imminent.... Read More

  1. by   CCU NRS
    Quote from hbscott
    Thanks for all the responses. I think we all agree that Faith is important. What grieves me most is when people of various persuasions start thumping their chest boosting that they have all the answers and do so at the detriment of others. These are the people I avoid if at all possible.

    "But now abide faith, hope, love, these three." (1st Corinthians 13:13).

    -HBS

    well to that I will reply with a movie quote from: Oh Brother Where Art Thou

    Big Dan " And what do I sell? The truth every blessed word of it from Genesis on down to Revelations thats right the word of GOD"

    Just having fun I actually put the dvd in to check the correct usage. LOL what a dork! I know my kids keep teling me
  2. by   jnette
    CCU NRS, don't be troubed by the ones who fall away quickly... perhaps they weren't ready yet.

    When thy are, they will know it, and their faith will blossom.

    Itwill overcome even the harshest trials. Oh, a few petals may fall away here and there, but they will be replaced by even sturdier, stronger ones.

    There is a scripture verse about the seed ... how some falls by the wayside... some falls on hard, dry, soil... some falls on shallow soil and while it sprouts,it is quickly uprooted....

    .... and in some people it takes hold and produces an abundant crop.

    Each in their own time.
  3. by   DoctorRN
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  4. by   hbscott
    Quote from CCU NRS
    well to that I will reply with a movie quote from: Oh Brother Where Art Thou
    Great Movie! But are you "Bona Fide?"



  5. by   CCU NRS
    Not sure if I am "Bona Fide" but I am the "paterfamilias!!!"
  6. by   hbscott
    Soggy Bottom Boys
    I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow

    (chorus) In constant sorrow through his days

    I am a man of constant sorrow
    I've seen trouble all my day.
    I bid farewell to old Kentucky
    The place where I was born and raised.

    (chorus) The place where he was born and raised

    For six long years I've been in trouble
    No pleasures here on earth I found
    For in this world I'm bound to ramble
    I have no friends to help me now.

    (chorus) He has no friends to help him now

    It's fare thee well my old lover
    I never expect to see you again
    For I'm bound to ride that northern railroad
    Perhaps I'll die upon this train.

    (chorus) Perhaps he'll die upon this train.

    You can bury me in some deep valley
    For many years where I may lay
    Then you may learn to love another
    While I am sleeping in my grave.

    (chorus) While he is sleeping in his grave.

    Maybe your friends think I'm just a stranger
    My face you'll never see no more.
    But there is one promise that is given
    I'll meet you on God's golden shore.

    (chorus) He'll meet you on God's golden shore

  7. by   chris_at_lucas_RN
    Anybody watching Joan of Arcadia? For people who have a spiritual sense, this is one awesome show.

    Maybe it needs a thread of its own....

    Anyway, it is an expression of the workings of God in everyday life, with everyday people, just as if God were one of us......

    Love that song, just love it.

    Also, about why some spell God without the "o"--it is a respectful thing that goes way, way back, when to truly respect God, you should not say or write His actual name.
  8. by   CCU NRS
    Quote from chris_at_lucas
    Anybody watching Joan of Arcadia? For people who have a spiritual sense, this is one awesome show.

    Maybe it needs a thread of its own....

    Anyway, it is an expression of the workings of God in everyday life, with everyday people, just as if God were one of us......

    Love that song, just love it.

    Also, about why some spell God without the "o"--it is a respectful thing that goes way, way back, when to truly respect God, you should not say or write His actual name.
    Yes Love Joan (Jane) of Arcadia, did not know that abou the not using Gods name either, interesting
  9. by   DoctorRN
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  10. by   chris_at_lucas_RN
    Is that his first or last name? Mr. Jehovah maybe?



    You're kidding, right? LOL
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  12. by   chris_at_lucas_RN
    I'm PMing you, DoctorRN.

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