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CPE is now part of me

One of the assignments of CPE is to write our pastoral theology.  I thought I would share my with you. My pastoral theology as a Christian is very simple; and in its simplicity challenging.  I see myself made in the … Continue reading

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Hospitality from the cloud of witnesses

One of the aspects of life I encounter on a regular basis at the hospital is death.  I’ve witnessed people passing from this life to the next beautifully surrounded by generations of their loved ones. And I’ve seen tragic deaths … Continue reading

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Authenticity

This week the Clinical Pastoral Education didactic presentation was on Relational-Cultural Theory (RCT) which posits that people grow through and toward relationships throughout the lifespan, and that culture powerfully impacts relationship. RCT is dedicated to understanding the complexities of human … Continue reading

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Have a little talk with Jesus

This week I had the opportunity to read and reflect on a portion of My Grandfather’s Blessings, by Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D.,pg. 164-65) which articulated exactly where I hope to be as a chaplain; a place of refuge and not … Continue reading

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From this world to the next

One of the things about working in a hospital is that you see people from all walks of life encountering the stresses of life.  Grace is an attribute that has nothing to do with socio-economic status or education.  It comes … Continue reading

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On Call

It was wonderful to receive and email from a friend letting me know he missed seeing my blog last week.  It all boiled down to me running out of time.  Yes, there are twenty-four hours in a day but sometimes … Continue reading

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It’s time for palliative care!

This past week in my Clinical Pastoral Care didactic session I was introduced to Palliative Care by a compassionate chaplain who pours his heart and soul into supporting those whose end of life has a certain time frame.  The definition … Continue reading

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More of God and less of me

Of one thing I’m certain as I start Clinical Pastoral Education is that I am present to comfort the patient.  It’s all about the patient.  Not what I might think about how and why they are in the hospital or … Continue reading

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The Holy Spirit and Me

Tomorrow (Monday) I will begin CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education), hospital training to become a health care chaplain.  People’s reactions to my journey have been interesting.  Many have said, “This is exciting and sounds like a perfect fit for you!”  While … Continue reading

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A princess in the kingdom

There are times when my faith is not as strong than others, and I require spiritual encouragement.  I’ve read through the scriptures and looked up a lot of prayers on line, and of course the Episcopal Church’s Book of Common … Continue reading

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