In the novel The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley by Shaun Hutchinson the main character Andrew is very conflicted on how to handle his scenario. He is in a hospital because all his family died and we as a reader do not know how his family died. After the death of his parents and his little sister he now lives in the Roanoke General Hospital because has no where else to live. Personally I could not live in a hospital because I would not know how live alone without family. Although Andrew does have any family he has made friends in the hospital, Trevor, Lexi, Rusty.
In light of choosing Barbara Brown Taylor’s John 9 sermon for my next sermon analysis, the assigned readings have proven to be quite beneficial. When I initially read John 9, I was taken back by the blatant anti-Judaic rhetoric. I was (and still am) unsure of the best way to propose a non-anti-Jewish approach to this sermon if I were to preach it from the pulpit. Nevertheless, Salmon assists in defusing some of the nasty anti-Jewish bombs that the Johannine community had laid throughout this text. It is helpful to understand the internal division existing amongst the Judean community and the anti-Roman sentiments.
The authors of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John all tell us the same rudimentary story about the life of Christ. Yet, while one writer might pick to highlight the parables of Jesus, another writer might skip over the parables and reside on the nature and personality of our Lord. Putting all four gospel books together gives us a more complete and better-off portrayal of the life and effort of Jesus the Messiah. The book of Matthew is the first of the synoptic gospels and it was written to disclose the Lord Jesus as the Savior, the King of the Jews, from the line of David. It also was written to persuade the Jews that Jesus Christ was undeniably their lengthy anticipated Messiah.
Isn’t there a verse somewhere, ‘Though your sins be as scarlet, yet I will make them white as snow?’” Basil attempts desperately to lead Dorian to decency, to hold onto the perfect image of Dorian, being the one and only force of goodness in his life. He cannot accept the reality of Dorian’s actions after being influenced by Lord Henry. Basil’s good nature can be seen through the fact that he never loses faith that Dorian can change his ways and become the innocent, naïve boy he once painted and loved unconditionally. This goodness backfires after Dorian kills Basil. He had reached a point in his life in which he had lost his consciences and his corruption was out of control.
My first impression of the the speech was that it was going to be connecting the Bible and reaching for you destiny or goals. It took a slight turn and it was actually about how feeding into the negatives of your life is just going to make things for for you. I believe that the Joel Osteen is telling the truth because his experiences/examples sound honest and they are convincing. I know some people that have went through some of the situations that he said. When Osteen used diet metaphorically and said " no more dwelling on thoughts of worry, fear [and] I don 't have what it takes," it made me want to try going on this diet and become a better version of myself.
There is no doubt I have enjoyed my time at Southeastern Bible College. I have been blessed to be taught by some great men and women of the faith, who have never forced a certain way of thinking on me but instead challenge me to think about way I believe. Before coming to Southeastern I would say I was a maturing Christian Child. This is obviously not speaking in terms of physical but spiritually I was a child in my faith. God was teaching me things about himself during this time but I believe God sent me to Southeastern to mature me in my faith and grow me as a follower of Jesus Christ.
I have always been told that I care so much about other people, more than myself at times, that I worry about others and sometimes I can be too nice. To some people these traits can be negative; to me I look at these attributes as positives in my life. I have been a nursing assistant for 12 years in almost every clinical setting in the hospital, but primarily in the mental health setting. I truly believe that my traits of caring too much, being compassionate and worrying (or advocating) about my patients is why I have thrived and actually been extremely happy in the clinical setting. There were days, especially in mental health, when all a patient needed was someone to care about them and to be a little nice to them.
He was always a comfort. My parents were constantly afraid I would never be able to do normal day-to-day things on my own. Seeing their fear when I was little has made me realize that if I worked in an environment like the hospital, I could encourage people like my parents and provide them assurance. For me, choosing to go into nursing was instinct. I have seen for myself how one-on-one care benefits a patient, not only physically, but it makes them emotionally stronger.
My parents have been by my side through every breathing treatment, every Iv, every time I had to spend the night in the hospital, they never left. I am thankful to have them because honestly without them, I probably wouldn’t be in the spot I am now. My asthma doesn’t only affect me, it affects them as well. It is hard for a parent to imagine a day without their child, but that 's the only thing that came to their mind when I had severe asthma attacks. They were my number one supporters in the long run.
I also believe that positivity in the presence of a patient is very important because, the hospital is not a place anybody wants to be, especially in Mr. Smith’s situation where he has had to stay for almost a month. It can become depressing and lonely so by being positive it might influence my patient to become more optimistic as well. Conclusion In conclusion, getting to know my patient helped me to understand what his current health perception, role relationship and goals were. From the knowledge gained I created my patient-centered provision of care. Furthermore, by learning my patient’s goals and the personal reasons for wanting to achieve those goals I helped motivate him in times of need.
However, as time passed, so did the fascination of my employment. There are moments of frustration with every job; nevertheless this is not why my excitement had diminished. I came to feel that something was missing. The five minutes spent with patients while I ran their EKG was all of the direct patient contact I was experiencing. Because of the many other tasks I had to do within the office, my time with the patients was rushed.
There wasn’t much I could do anymore; I now two different types of cancer. My family came to visit me every day and I could tell how much pain they were in by visiting me. I could tell that it hurt them for me to be in this position. This is one of the many reasons why I had to stay positive. Not only for myself, but also for my family and for many others who were suffering from the disease I was suffering