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Tender Touch - Its Long-Lasting Effects

“People brought all their sick to him and begged him to let the sick just touch the edge of his cloak, and all who touched him were healed.” Matt. 14:35-56 I arrived at the house ahead of the...

The Last Entry

The Final Chapter “Therefore, we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.” II Corinthians 4:16 Reaching over to click my seat belt...

To Say or Not to Say Hospice?

Her niece met me at the door and whispered conspiratorially, “Don’t use the word ‘hospice.’ I’m afraid it will make her give up.” As she ushered me down the long hall to the dark room shut off from...

The Hug Heard Around the World

“After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.” John 13:5 I can hear muted conversations in various rooms...

ICU By Default? A Parish Nurse Asks the Question

ICU by Default? The Parish Nurse Asks a Question “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.” James 1:5 The...

Running on Empty

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28 Tears spilled over as I clicked off my cell phone and started the car, instructing my GPS to take me to my...

Accusing Hospice

Accusing Hospice “While I was still in prayer, Gabriel, the man I had seen in the earlier vision, came to me in swift flight…He instructed me and said to me, ‘Daniel, I have now come to give you...

End of Life: The Final Word

“If anyone is never at fault in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to keep his whole body in check.” James 3:2 I reach down to touch Anne’s* hand, my own fingers still chilled by the outside...


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