Category Archives: ILLNESS or HOSPITAL

Ministering to the sick or dying

Depression & Anxiety

A couple of months ago there were several articles that came out stating that of all professions, it’s medical doctors who have the highest incidence of stress, anxiety and depression. A young doctor who is a blogger wrote,  “My stress … Continue reading

Posted in Atheism, DOCTRINE, ILLNESS or HOSPITAL, PEOPLE | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Suicide and Hopelessness

Suicide in the U.S. is on the increase. We know it.  I just read that 20 veterans per day committed suicide in 2017. That’s huge!  What brings people to the point of suicide? I believe it’s depression and a sense … Continue reading

Posted in DOCTRINE, ILLNESS or HOSPITAL, PEOPLE | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Man With Terminal Cancer

We attended an out-of-town function and were seated with a younger couple.  We visited awhile and learned that Jim had terminal cancer.  Neither he nor his girlfriend had any religious affiliation, but Jim was clearly disturbed about his condition. Whenever he spoke … Continue reading

Posted in DOCTRINE, ILLNESS or HOSPITAL, PEOPLE, PRAYER WORKS, TRAVELING | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Glioblastoma Brain CA & Prayer

My friend Eileen passed away recently from Glioblastoma–brain cancer.  During her final months she went to live with her sister in a distant city. I kept in touch with Eileen by phone, but in her last weeks she could no longer talk. However, … Continue reading

Posted in ILLNESS or HOSPITAL, PEOPLE, PRAYER WORKS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Two Months to Live

A well-known Christian man sent an email to his friends.  He explained that his doctor had just given him his diagnosis and prognosis.  His heart is failing and he has only about two months to live.  He said he’s accepted … Continue reading

Posted in DOCTRINE, ILLNESS or HOSPITAL, PEOPLE | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

How Do You Spend Your Days?

I asked Anne,  “How do you spend your days, now that Jim is gone?” I had attended a luncheon to honor Anne, our former Bible study leader from way back. Years ago she and her husband left for the mission … Continue reading

Posted in HERE & THERE, ILLNESS or HOSPITAL, PEOPLE, PRAYER WORKS | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Read the Bible to the Sick

Do you ever wonder what to say to a sick person?  Did you ever think to read the Bible to the sick? Where would you start? How would you go about it? Remember Charles, the paralyzed young man I visited … Continue reading

Posted in DOCTRINE, ILLNESS or HOSPITAL, PEOPLE | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

God Uses Paralysis

It was one year ago that a young man whom I’ve known since his childhood was diagnosed with a debilitating disease, causing full-body paralysis.  One day he had trouble walking. The next day he could not move his legs at all! … Continue reading

Posted in DOCTRINE, ILLNESS or HOSPITAL, PEOPLE | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Earthquake & Samaritan’s Purse

On April 16 a major 7.8 earthquake struck Ecuador.  It claimed 660 lives, injured more than 4,500 people, and leveled thousands of buildings. Samaritan’s Purse immediately airlifted their new Emergency Field Hospital and dozens of medical professionals to Ecuador to … Continue reading

Posted in HERE & THERE, ILLNESS or HOSPITAL | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Death of a Saint

My older sister passed away.  She was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer two months ago. The weeks that followed were stressful and agonizing. Surgery helped a little, but not enough. Her husband and children (and I) took shifts staying with … Continue reading

Posted in ILLNESS or HOSPITAL, PEOPLE | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment