I always thought the scariest, and most stressful part of medicine would be me not knowing enough to adequately treat someone, or making a mistake with their management. This week, I realised that there is something worse – it is thinking about how a patient may die without knowing Jesus. I have worried about being … More The downs and delights of the doctor and God.
My parents used to be full-time missionaries with Campus Crusade until they embraced the full-time ministry of “the marketplace”. In other words, they ventured out into the mundane world of work, and brought the light of Christ into it. I am now in my third year out of university and working in general practice. Over … More P E A C E in the Workplace
The waking world greeted me as I emerged from the recesses of the hospital’s emergency department. I walked out alone against the flow of beginning workers – people in uniforms, the sleepy-eyed and yawning, the fresh-faced, already showered gym enthusiasts, and the patients tousled from a sleepless night. It had been raining and the air … More The Last Nights
A friend reminded me of something this week. They sent me a little message to share where they were at in their journey with the Lord, and the Lord caused me to remember. I was walking back to my car at the end of nightshift when I read the message. As I placed the keys … More The Greater Battle
I have been looking forward to my month of nights covering the pediatric ward and it hasn’t disappointed. There’s something really special about being awake and engaged with the Lord at night. So many people in the Bible had incredible encounters with God at night – Daniel received many visions, and Samuel said, “Here I … More Nightwatch
Reading the gospels, I see how much Jesus loves to teach. The way He teaches others, and speaks to them shows so much of His character! Here are some things I notice about the way Jesus teaches: He asks a lot of questions He is really interested in people’s stories He backs up His words … More Jesus, the Good Teacher
We watched some old family videos over Christmas. One of the very first clips was of a little me singing “Jesus Loves Me”. A few sections later, I was singing it again, this time to my younger sister in the cot. Later on, I sang it while was she crawling on the floor. I recorded … More Testimony, Hiddenness and Tools on Earth