Every Nation Fast 2020

God’s love is wider than the ocean. I am grateful and thankful. God is faithful to His promises. I believe.
Faith goals for 2020: My personal relationship with God to be deeper, to know God more and more, clear vision of my career direction and to remove fears in my heart regarding commitment. I pray also for my future husband, whoever he is.
I believe that God is with me, even when the waves in my life are enormous.
I pray for healing of my sickness and my emotional baggages.
I pray for promotion, family salvation, protection and good health for my loved ones and provision for Kim’s schooling.
I pray also for excellence in my career as a nurse and with my studies for post grad this year. Thank you Lord Jesus.

Salpicao Ostrich

Salpicao Ostrich (1/11/2020)

I tried eating ostrich meat for the first time. Gosh, so yummy. ๐Ÿ˜‹ I ate at Mesa, SM San Lazaro.

Salpicao and rice
Before I ate my meal. I’m famished. ๐Ÿด๐Ÿ˜‚

I would like to share something I learned about the ostrich, from what I read about the book of Job in the bible.

Job 39:13-18 NLT
13 The ostrich flaps her wings grandly, but they are no match for the feathers of the stork.
14 She lays her eggs on top of the earth, letting them be warmed in the dust.
15 She doesn't worry that a foot might crush them or a wild animal might destroy them.
16 She is harsh toward her young, as if they were not her own. She doesn't care if they die.
17 For God has deprived her of wisdom. He has given her no understanding.
18 But whenever she jumps up to run, she passes the swiftest horse with its rider.

You’re an angel

The first time I have been called an angel by my patient.

Last Sunday, I was assigned as a bedside nurse in 2 West. I had elderly patients assigned to me. On that night, I met Sister Alphonse, 81 years old. She was a nun.

On that night, she had chest pains and she was catching up her breath. I notified the MROD on duty. Stat X Ray was done. Then I monitored her oxygen saturation, placed her on high back rest from a flat on bed position. Took her vital signs, increased the level of her oxygen via nasal cannula as ordered, decreased her IV hydration as ordered. I was a little apprehensive of what could happen, but thank God there were no casualties.

I talked to her, asked her to pray with me and I prayed for her. On that night, It was the first time I sang songs for my patient. I sang Amazing Grace, Still and Above all, with Jen the caregiver of my patient. I tried the best that I can to calm her down because she complained of difficulty sleeping. I also tried to give her back tapping and a little reflexology I learned back in college. I am glad that her anxiety lessened. Before she slept, she told me something I won’t forget. “You’re an angel”, she said. I was touched. My eyes almost got teary. Then I continuously hummed her to sleep. She said that I am blessing to her and that I am a blessing to others as well. She said that she loves me. I am glad that she was able to sleep before my duty ended.

I know I am not a perfect person, I am not even the best nurse one can have. But I am just grateful that despite how hard nursing is, I have been appreciated by a person that is even a complete stranger to me. I might not even see again this patient that I met but I won’t forget her.

My health may fail and my spirit may grow weak, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. I believe in God even when I can not see Him. I believe that He is the God who heals physical, emotional and mental baggages, pain, sadness and loneliness. God is my Healer. I believe.