Every year around New Years Day I seem to reflect more and more on my past year. And this past years was FULL of so many changes in my life; my first nursing job, the start of The Joyful Nurse, my first travel nursing job, moving my life to California, and falling in love with a man who is more than I could have asked for. All of these make it even more important for me to look back and be grateful for all that the Lord has done in my life.
Especially when it comes to blogging, reflection is immeasurably important. As I look back at The Joyful Nurse I see so many little victories and a few small bumps along the way. But at the end of the day, after prayer and consideration, I feel stronger than ever that this ministry is what the Lord is calling me to in this season of my life, so thanks for joining in the journey with me!
“Transforming students, nurses, and patients in the darkest of places into beacons of light for the healthcare industry and the world.”
Woah. Those words are the “mission statement” God has placed on my heart as the center of The Joyful Nurse. Sounds pretty daunting, huh? But yet, not as much so as when Jesus says in Matthew 28: 19-20, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirt, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you…”
Thankfully God has called me specifically to care for nurses, so it narrows my niche down a little bit. But God has trusted us with a great responsibility. Revelation 7:9 states, “After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb.”
Graciously, God knew his people couldn’t handle this task on their own, which is why he says on Matthew 28: 20, “…And behold, I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
It’s amazing to know I am not mustering up this blogging ministry on my own strength. But God is with me, always. And as I step into the workplace, God is with me always. And as I step into the streets of LA, God is with me always.
FYI: This community is going to continue always to be inclusive to all religions, lack of religion, or differing denominations. This community is a place to come, learn, grow, be challenged and be encouraged no matter what your faith journey looks like. However know this blog will be grounded in the life and works of Jesus.