Parish Nurse Health Tips for August 28, 2016

Parish Nurse Health Tips 08-28-16

School starts this week!  We are seeing lots of activity on our campus already as our teachers are gearing up for the 200 youngsters coming to our doors.  It is easy to see the joy and enthusiasm in their efforts and on their faces even with days and days of planning, classroom preparation, supply checks and more.

I am wondering how our spiritual health is doing as we gear up for the fall schedules and changes in routines for families and individuals alike.  Self-Esteem is an important value to take time to assess in the midst of busy schedules and changing routines.  Let’s review some ways we can reaffirm our life style in God’s vision or perspective.  As Christians, we are grateful that our worth isn’t based on our deeds, but rather on our Lord who has already done it all for us!

Some things we can do to “get back on track” can include:

☑ Refocus – Put God at the center and everything else in increasing distance from Him.

☑ Stay grounded in His Word and in prayer every day – watch your vision of life improve!

☑ Guard against negative self-talk.  Restate the negative in words God could agree with.

☑ Build a greater intimacy with others by your words and actions.

☑ Invest your time and efforts in the work that matters – be involved in serving others.

☑ Take  time to speak a word of affirmation to others – watch their smiles and see God at work!

Look in the mirror each morning and see what God sees: A precious redeemed child of God!

Some Bible support can include Romans 12:3; Hebrews 2:10-13; Romans 4:23-25; and more.

Thanks be to God there is a way to improve our self-image vision… by being grounded in His Word!  For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD. Isaiah 55:8

If I can be of any help to you in your health walk, please get in touch.  I am eager to work and learn with you.

Cynthia Rutan, RN, Parish Nurse at Peace Lutheran peaceparishnurse@comcast.net

(Taken in part from Seasons for Wholeness Volume 5 by Ruth Dankanich Daumer)