Five Minute Friday_Tomorrow

I’m so thankful I can incorporate my one word, thankful, into my favorite Friday activity – Five Minute Friday, which I confess takes longer than five minutes for me to compose because I’m a deep slow thinker, but only takes five minutes to read. That counts, right? This week, the word is tomorrow.

GO

I’ve been having a really hard time at work lately. I think it’s a combination of knowing I’m leaving soon to begin a new adventure and just being burned out. 

Healthcare is just not what it should be. It’s become a big business. The patient’s welfare has been sacrificed to the bottom line. Do more faster for less. It makes me want to scream it’s so wrong. I just want to quit all the time. I’m so over it. Just yesterday, I was crying to God to let me quit, to let me be quiet and ignore the people around me. I was so happy to get out of there. 

Then tomorrow comes. New day. New perspective. Good night’s sleep. 

Reading about what it looks like to suffer for the Lord’s sake in 1 Peter 4, how Jesus restores Peter and says “follow me” in John 21:15-19, and how God commands us to not ignore even a lost animal in Deuteronomy 22 is like a breath of fresh air from the Holy Spirit into my weary soul. 

If I quit, if I ignore the things going on around me at work, who will stick up for the person on the table?

So when you reach the end of the day and you think you can’t go one more step, face one more problem, crawl into bed, close your eyes and rest. God has it and tomorrow is a new day. 

STOP

Happy Friday!

The One About Rest

Lately, I can’t seem to get enough. Rest. My job is weighing heavy on me. 

I can’t seem to stop myself from bringing home the cares of my day, spending too much time worrying about what others are doing wrong, anticipating disaster to strike depending on who I work with. 
Healthcare is not what it used to be. It is a business. It is more money focused than people focused. It bothers me so much how folks, completely unaware and blindly trusting, are pushed through a system that is stretched so thin as to be dangerous.
I can’t stress to you enough the importance of researching your physicians. They are fallible human beings. If you need to have major surgery, you need to find the guy with the most experience, the best outcomes. Don’t assume he knows what he’s doing just because his name has MD behind it. 
You can look physicians up online. Every state has a website for this. Please check out your physician before you let him do anything to you. He may have a brilliant mind, but if he has no skills, you could find yourself in a real pickle. 
I need to find a way to lay this down because it’s wearing me out. 

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (‭Matthew‬ ‭11‬:‭28-30‬ ESV)

I don’t know if this verse applies to my situation, but I sure want it to apply. Rest. I need rest

Happy? Tuesday. 



Thankful to join Tuesday at Ten

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God is in the details and I am thankful. It’s my word for 2015. 

4/6

286. A day to gather rest and recovery from a whirlwind 24 hour trip to Gainesville to see my favorite #2 son. 

287. That the Lord has not forgotten how much we want my favorite #1 son to be saved. 

288. That he sent a good friend of my favorite #2 son to sit with my favorite #1 son OUTSIDE the church to love on him and till the hard ground of his heart, to minister to him the love of our Heavenly Father, to approach him ever so slowly as not to scare him away like the skittish creature he is. 

4/7

289. I have a really nice landlord. 

290. The fingerprints are processing. 

291. I made it through the day mostly quiet. 

4/8

292. So happy my favorite #1 son got his first paycheck so now he can go back to living and having fun and leaving the house!

293. Happy at the prospect of being home alone!

294. Happy to see him smiling a huge smile. 

4/9

295. The air conditioner is on the fritz, but it’s okay. I have lived in hot places without air conditioning before and lived to tell the stories. 

296. That my favorite #1 son kindly reminded me that riding in the wind is resistance training. 

297. A new round of #FMFsnailmail. 

4/10

298. 2 weeks until San Fransisco!

299. I’m going to get paid for taking ACLS!

300. 14 weeks until Arizona!

4/11

301. This is the last Saturday I have to work in April. 

302. The air conditioner got fixed. 

303. Today is the 101st day of the year, in case you didn’t know. 

4/12

304. The craniotomy did not happen because the Lord is merciful. 

305. Sharing the Gospel of Jesus with co-workers for more than an hour, encouraging them, building each other up. 

306. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (‭Matthew‬ ‭28‬:‭19-20‬ ESV)

Happy Sunday!

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