This chapter emphasize on the power of praying with a patient when possible. A family member states on page 115 “I was particularly touched when she prayed for Jonathan in the Hospital”. She was talking about being grateful to the nurse for praying. This text help me understand the importance of spirituality in healthcare settings and how I need to make sure this is also a “calling” for me. The insights I gain from the book is that God loves us more than anyone and we should love him only in return.
For example, although she is consumed with worry and fear over the state of her children, Rowlandson finds immense relief when one of her captors gives her a Bible he took from a neighboring settlement. However, Rowlandson finds greater relief when she “opened [her] Bible to read, and the Lord brought that precious Scripture to [her]” (Rowlandson 264). Rowlandson believes that God is playing an active role in her life through guiding her to scripture in order to bring her relief and comfort during her extended captivity. Additionally, Rowlandson believes God is directly intervening in her daily life by looking out for her and protecting her during her captivity. To explain, while traveling with her captors, Rowlandson is told she must cross a river to escape a search party despite the cold weather; although some members of her company were submerged waist deep into the frigid water, Rowlandson “did not wet [her] foot…which cannot but be acknowledged as a favor of God to [her] weakened body” (Rowlandson 265).
I think that Mary Rowlandson 's accounts did support Puritan beliefs. She quotes many scriptures throughout the reading. Among these is 2 Corinthians 12:9, which reads "And he said unto me, my Grace is sufficient for thee"(Perkins and Perkins, 120). This supports Puritan belief because their main goal was to save corrupted believers and non-believers. This scripture assures a person that his/her sins are taken care of by God 's Grace, and that encourages them to be saved and convert.
This iconic scene is biblical, as it closely resembles Mary nursing baby Jesus. The reader makes this connection while reading this scene, and feels for the characters. Martha Cox elaborates on this scene, as she agrees that most “critics have suggested that Rose of Sharon’s milk symbolizes the Eucharasit and thus resurrection.” (Cox 3) The final scene of the novel solidifies the connection between Rose of Sharon and the Great Mother. Rose of Sharon now has the power to preserve or destroy life, and she chooses to preserve it. This scene leaves the reader feeling hopeful for the Joads.The significance of this scene is clear, as it will forever stick in the reader’s
The autobiography reads, “And after she had conceived, she was troubled with severe attacks of sickness until the child was born” (Lines 3-4). This was the very first line that sets the tone of Margery Kempe being weak and vulnerable. As the reading goes on, Kempe creates a new image for herself as she rekindles her faith with God. She rids of the bad inside of her and shows she can overcome hardship. Kempe is a person filled with a life of ups and downs.
Also, the word beautiful or beauty is used many times in Bible when referring to God’s work and his actions. In some scripture like in Psalm 149:4 where the Bible says “For the LORD taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation”. The word beauty here means to make perfect and to fix all the imperfections. So therefore by referring to the girls as “beautiful” it has the connotation of the word in the Bible which puts these girls in a perfect
She was diagnosed with dementia but received treatment for leukemia. Once again she was taken advantage of because she could not defend for herself, but her son took care of it and she still fought for her career. She then was in her final stages of leukemia. She then died of Alzheirmer’s disease on January 20, 2012. Etta james was considered as one of the dynamic singers and is still well known today.
Her attitude reflects a true empathy for others and an understanding of how situations can get out of control. On January 12th, 1866 Beeler Fletcher visited sick Mrs. Hinton. Mrs. Hinton had been out of work the whole winter because of her illness and her family was in dire straits. Beeler Fletcher helped the family by seeing “that they [were] made comfortable” and continued to visit them frequently until Mrs. Hinton’s illness subsided. On January 15th, 1866, the Hinton’s situation prompted Beeler Fletcher to write in here journal “how I pity the poor.” The Hinton’s were not the only family which received some of Beeler Fletcher’s benevolence that January, on the 26th of the month she helped another family in distress.
How does one live a life as a Christian that honors and glorifies God? The answer is by reflecting Christ’s image by acting as He would in every situation. Because of what Jesus has done for sinners on the cross, they desire to live by His example in order to give Him glory. However, living a Christ-like life can only happen through the work of the Holy Spirit, who comes in to sinner’s hearts when they first put their trust in Jesus and the cross, growing them and making them more like Jesus. Many characters in books, stories, and movies have Christ-like qualities and characteristics, an example of this being Harper Lee’s masterpiece.
The main of this story are the following words; mistakes, regrets, and permanent. She state, that the only reason she had waiting until she was 25 years old was because she had fear of regretting what she had done again. First of all, the word “permanent” is a main point of this story. No one truly understands how much the word permanent means until they experience it and can’t change back what they did. This narrator had permanently tattooed her left wrist and unfortunately, this tattoo got messed up.