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“Each one should remain in the situation which he was in when God called him.” 1 Corinthians 7:20

I called out to Him and He answered. His answer was in today’s bible reading that I just happened to pick up since I’m doing 3 different books.

C.H. Spurgeon aptly explains the verse by saying:

Beloved, it is not office, it is earnestness; it is not position, it is grace that will enable us to glorify God. God is more surely glorified in that cobbler’s stall, where the godly worker, as he plies the awl, sings of the Saviour’s love; glorified far more than in any prebendal stall where official religiousness performs its scanty duties. The name of Jesus is glorified by the poor unlearned carter as he drives his horse, and blesses his God, or speaks to his fellow laborer by the roadside, as much as by the popular divine who, throughout the country, like Boanerges, is thundering out the gospel. God is glorified by our serving Him in our proper vocations. Take care, dear reader, that you do not forsake the path of duty by leaving your occupation, and take care that you do not dishonour your profession while in it. Think little of yourselves, but do not think too little of your callings. Every lawful trade may be sanctified by the gospel to the noblest ends. Therefore, do not be discontented with your calling. Let your first care be to glorify God to the utmost of your power where you are. Fill your present sphere to His praise, and if He needs you in another He will show it to you. Today, lay aside vexing ambition, and embrace peaceful content.

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I’m proud. And right now far from trying to be eloquent. I failed at venepuncture 2 times in a row today. That’s how much I suck. It wasn’t so much that I didn’t manage to get the blood but rather that I caused unecessary pain to someone and failed in front of my colleagues. They’re nice enough to supervise me and choose a great vein and I’m stupid enough to blow it and ruin that one good vein. Don’t even get me started on IV cannulation. Not a single successful attempt in over 2 months. Loser. All I do is cause a patient’s vein to bump and leave them with a huge hematoma. Awesome rubbish.

Then there’s me trying to be more Christ like and love those who are super hard to love. Now you’d think that’s easy in the hospital. Far from it to be true. Give me a good and happy patient and that is easy. But how many of our patients are actually pleasant to be with and happy? Yes, cakes, gifts and compliments are wonderful but I wish going against the norm felt as lovely. I know. I’m obviously doing something terribly wrong. But some patients just don’t get it. It’s as if they’re bent on ruining your life and have absolutely no plan on getting better. ACK!

God! I need to hear you. I need to feel you. I need YOU!! 😦

amyruth.

Hello. Sorry I haven’t updated in months. And by that I mean a proper update. Well, I’m into my 9th week as a staff nurse in SGH and things have been going pretty well thus far. My only concern is keeping joyful no matter what happens and getting all my competencies signed especially IV Cannulation.

Anyway, that is trivial matter compared to the next piece of news. I’m not sure if I should gush here so I’ll keep it simple. There are lots of ways I could say this but I guess the way I like it is – I am Aw Sze Jet’s girlfriend. 😀 haha! It’s been a funny sort of string of events but ultimately that’s all that really matters. I think more people saw it coming than those who are genuinely surprised. ha! Whatever it is, and whoever knew whatever, I am more than pleased/elated/excited about the way things have turned out. I know, some of you will just give me/us a knowing smile and the phrase “honeymoon  period” would be going through your mind. I will not discount that fact but then, like every other relationship (friends, spouse, family etc.) you have that period. I am almost looking forward to the times when we find something to disagree upon. Not that I’m actively searching for it, just that it shows me we’re like everyone else. So far our points of disagreements haven’t been too pivitol so we just look at each other and go “ah-ha! we disagree!”, laugh and then share our differing opinions with one another.

The most refreshing thing about being with him is that he’s leading. He is genuinely concerned for my walk with God and makes it a point that we pray together whenever we get the chance. And when one is at a rather stagnant point in their relationship with God, well, I am thoroughly encouraged and blessed. There’s loads more that I could say (and for those who are genuinely interested you could ask personally) but I think I’ve said enough in this very un-private area of cyberspace! x)

amyruth.xxoo