All nurses will agree that the nursing process always begins with assessment. Self-care and restoration or healing our imbalances also begins with self assessment. It requires some boldness to look at ourselves, but with our core baptismal identity grounding us as daughters of a loving God, we can act boldly to face who we are right now, this day!
Seven years ago we made a major life change, moving just as we are moving now. A fellow parish nurse, Monica, moved six months later. By e-mail I sent Monica the lessons I had learned from my move. Last week, Monica “snail-mailed” a copy of that e-mail message back to me. She was gracing my current transition with the very words of support I had given to her. Talk about acting boldly!
As sisters in Christ we are not alone on our journey toward wholeness and balance. We can give each other support, encouragement, and understanding, as we share similar pathways.
This is taken from Act Boldly for Health, a three-part Bible study written by Sue Ann and Ron Glusenkamp. You can download the free study at welca.org.