We are Christian Nurses

  1. Hey guys, figgered we could use a forum of our own! Feel free to dive in!

    I grew up Catholic but when my folks divorced (I was 13) we stopped going to church.

    By nursing school I was a full blown alcoholic. I never really LIKED nursing but I had started and the folks were proud, what can I say?

    I got sober in AA in 1985. I found a "higher power" but there was always something lacking. Meanwhile I continued to try to work as a nurse but most of the time I hated it and I tried 3 times to get out!

    Two years ago I accepted Jesus (he had to FIGHT for me I tell ya!) That is when I started feeling like a nurse -- compassionate, loving as Jesus would (for the most part, LOL!), and a whole lot better at what I was doing with the added factor of Jesus' reign in my life! It is awesome too to be able to help my dying patients and their families, and sometimes they are open to hearing about Jesus -- what could be better!

    Hope to hear from y'all!
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  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    G-d bless you and your newfound life. I hope you continue on the path you are pursing because it sounds as if you found true happiness. best wishes.
  4. by   jnette
    There is an MSN Group for Christian Nurses to share their beliefs and to encourage and uplift oneanother ... for anyone interested, you can find it at groups.msn.com/ChristianNursesUnited
  5. by   GPatty
    God does have a way with us, doesn't He?
    I am currently having a time right now, of being backslidden and I don't like it. Had a girl say to me yesterday, "I didn't know you were married to a Preacher!" Wow...do I act that bad? No. I don't guess, but I sure don't show it either...
    Maybe it has to do with I don't think hubby is too much of a Christian either...Been going through some hard times. Guess I thought being married to a Preacher would be different....the Bible would be taught and there would not be so much yelling.
    Sad, isn't it?
    But I do need to get myself back in the swing of things and take it upon myself. Can't depend on him for my salvation, can I?
    (Sorry~ didn't mean to unload like that......)
  6. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Didn't expect so quick a response, LOL!

    I would like this to be a safe place where we can share our struggles, ask for prayer, but MOSTLY share the joy!

    I can't remember your name, the last poster who is the preacher's wife, I think you are right on! It IS hard when we backslide, I am having difficulty sliding FORWARD, LOL!

    God bless, everyone!
  7. by   jnette
    Originally posted by zoeboboey
    Didn't expect so quick a response, LOL!

    I would like this to be a safe place where we can share our struggles, ask for prayer, but MOSTLY share the joy!
    God bless, everyone!
    Zo.. I like the idea of having a place to share and pray, etc., but think perhaps in fairness to all the other faiths, it would be hard to have a forum for each one, as there are so many faiths out there. But this would be up to Brian and/or the moderators... I do go to another BB (the msn, group I mentioned above in my first response) for this very purpose, however, as an adjunct to this one and have found it to fill that void and gives me a spiritual "refuge", so to speak.
  8. by   Liddle Noodnik
    I hear you -- but this place has a number of threads and one tiny one to ourselves ain't all bad ... and of course non Christians can post here!

    I also do a religion board at Classmates. It is for people of ALL faiths. VERRRRY interesting discussions, I love it! Just kinda have to ignore the negativity that sometimes crops up, Christians are the WORST in that regard! Judgemental, pushy, etc. ...
  9. by   Tweety
    I'm not a Christian. But have AA friends and people very close to me. 18 years of sobriety is awesome!!!! Congratulations!!!!
  10. by   angelbear
    JulieLpn Please dont be to hard on yourself or your hubby. Christians are humans. We are far from perfect if we were we wouldnt need Jesus. Hangin there take it by baby steps if you need to, the desire is what he is looking for he will take it from there.
  11. by   caroladybelle
    A religion forum has been discussed frequently, here.

    The powers that be have decided against it for many reasons. While I can empathize with the desire to start one, I have seen what the previous religion-related threads have turned into and I can certainly understand why there is not an ascribed forum.

    If you would like, please search under "G-d" or religion to review previous threads.

    Shalom,

    Carolina
  12. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Thank you Carolady, I have seen ugliness on the Classmates' board too. But meanwhile I've met some wonderful people and we support each other in our faith. If it gets ugly, it gets ugly, I repeat it's the Christians who misbehave the most! The trick for me is not to argue or defend my faith but to listen and try to keep it light when it gets heavy.

    God's in control anyway is He not?
  13. by   Love-A-Nurse
    julie, i am married to a minister too. although estrange, if you would like to talk, i am here.
  14. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by zoeboboey
    hey guys, figgered we could use a forum of our own! feel free to dive in!

    i grew up catholic but when my folks divorced (i was 13) we stopped going to church.

    by nursing school i was a full blown alcoholic. i never really liked nursing but i had started and the folks were proud, what can i say?

    i got sober in aa in 1985. i found a "higher power" but there was always something lacking. meanwhile i continued to try to work as a nurse but most of the time i hated it and i tried 3 times to get out!

    two years ago i accepted jesus (he had to fight for me i tell ya!) that is when i started feeling like a nurse -- compassionate, loving as jesus would (for the most part, lol!), and a whole lot better at what i was doing with the added factor of jesus' reign in my life! it is awesome too to be able to help my dying patients and their families, and sometimes they are open to hearing about jesus -- what could be better!

    hope to hear from y'all!
    "i got sober in aa in 1985." to god be the glory!

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