Author: Terry Forde

“Through the Ministry…”

Our mission statement reads: “We extend God’s care through the ministry of physical, mental and spiritual healing.” What I’ve been blessed to observe is how our teams are making the words “through the ministry” meaningful. Through kindness, sympathy, compassion, and service. Through coordinated efforts, support for one another, innovation, and cooperation. Through self-sacrifice, courage, and determination. Through humility. Through creativity. With love.

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I loved stories about heroes and what they stood for. It seemed as if there was NOTHING that they were afraid of. In today’s environment, I find myself thinking about them again and again. May we find the strength to be heroes in this most uncertain time.

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Every day we wake up to the latest news on the Coronavirus (COVID-19). This situation has dominated the media and our shared conversations for the past few weeks. As health care providers, we have the opportunity to be leaders in these conversations and the source of true facts.

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Through the Valley

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.”  These words help calm anxiety and fear and give me a sense of how anchored our lives can be through simple trust in Divine providence and goodness.

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Patience and Time

Patience is one of our gifts. It happens in our hospitals every day as we collectively keep going. Our effectiveness—our capacity to become “powerful warriors”—is directly tied to the time we spend to keep on going, even though it may be hard and slow.

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