Devotional: A Promise for Your Journey
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3d ago
What matters in life is that we should stick with the Lord. Where He goes, we follow. When He says halt, we halt. This is how it was with Israel—as He led them all those years in the wilderness of their journey to the Promised Land, they moved when the pillar of cloud and fire moved, and they camped when it stood still ..read more
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Engaging: Key to Easing Elders’ Isolation
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3d ago
Many faith communities have implemented services on various platforms to provide opportunities for older adult participation that can reduce isolation. Integrating care with the faith of older adults fulfills an important function of the church: to minister to those who are isolated such as widows and orphans (James 1:27 ..read more
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God’s Mercy in the Valley
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2w ago
As a new nurse, an experience with an elderly patient taught me the importance of spiritual care in nursing. We bonded through our Christian faith; she shared her ministries and devotions with me as I cared for her. She asked me to pray with her before she slept and when she felt anxious in the middle of the night. I remember most how she recited Psalm 23 to comfort herself from pain and loneliness ..read more
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New Staff Creates Space for Students
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3w ago
In this Q & A interview, meet Lara Kaiser who’s joined NCF’s Student Ministries team. Q. You’re not a nurse. How did you get here to NCF? A. I've been on InterVarsity staff for 10 years--seven years as a campus staff and team leader at Oakland University and nearby community colleges, and three years as an area director for Metro Detroit-Flint.  ..read more
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Nurses Need Nature Medicine
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1M ago
In our quest for adequate self-care and better health, how often do we overlook a free source of wellness—nature? A dose of the outdoors sounds simplistic. Except that health providers are more frequently prescribing nature for patients, citing the positive health improvements possible through gardening, outdoor exercise, and time spent in parks ..read more
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Christmas is a Thing Too Wonderful
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1M ago
Written by author and former missionary Elisabeth Elliot, this reflection was originally published in the Nov/Dec 1988 Elisabeth Elliot Newsletter ..read more
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What Can God Do?
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1M ago
In 1981, I was a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin Madison, majoring in chemical engineering. As a Christian, I longed to be used by God, so attended the Urbana missions conference with joy and anticipation. What would God do ..read more
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Ministry: Is It Worth It?
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2M ago
"This semester, Jesus has helped me love all with whom I come in contact. He has helped me to provide care to my patients and to be patient with those who challenge my beliefs. However, the most significant impact Jesus has had on me this semester is that he has helped me to pray for my critical patients and has helped me to become more comfortable praying with hospital clients in their time of need."  ..read more
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Gratitude in the Little Moments
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2M ago
Ah, December…the month that not only requires us to be at the top of our game in work as well as social preparations but also closes out the year, asking us to reflect on what we’ve accomplished or where we’ve fallen short the past 11 months ..read more
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Thank You, Amazing Volunteers!
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2M ago
An interesting word caught my attention today as I was reading about Jehoshaphat in the Old Testament–-volunteer. Jehoshaphat was a direct descendant of King David and Judah’s third king after Israel and Judah divided. He led Judah to follow God during a time when kings were not wholeheartedly committed to Yahweh ..read more
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