Christian Science nursing is a calling, an unfoldment of love. And, it often begins without realizing one is providing Christian Science nursing care. At one point or another many of us fulfill this role caring for someone we love in our family, in our church; helping a friend or someone in our community. That is how my journey began and it wasn’t until many years later that I realized that my first Christian Science nursing case was during the last two years of high school companioning and caring for a family member with special needs. And, answering the call to help enriches and blesses each and every one of us.
Mary Baker Eddy’s Poem, “Christ My Refuge” provides my long and short term goal, “My prayer, some daily good to do To Thine, for Thee; An offering pure of Love, whereto God leadeth me.” (Po. 13:5). It was this prayer that lead me to accepting private duty cases when receiving a call for help; to work at Desert View in Scottsdale, Arizona; to become a Journal-listed Christian Science nurse; to being the Director of Christian Science Nursing at the Village in Arkansas; to providing Christian Science nursing care in my home and leading me to Fern Lodge in the Fall of 2016.
I’d visited Fern Lodge with a friend years ago, but Wow! Walking in to Fern Lodge for the first time as a contract Christian Science nurse was amazing.
What a blessing to join everyone at Fern Lodge supporting its vision and mission caring for those in need and witnessing continual healing and demonstrating in practical daily work Mrs. Eddy’s statement in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, “In the scientific relation of God to man, we find that whatever blesses one blesses all, as Jesus showed with the loaves and the fishes, — Spirit, not matter, being the source of supply” (S&H 206:15).