As we have been earnestly preparing the house Fern Lodge recently purchased nearby to provide affordable staff housing, we realized the home needed a name. At a Fern Lodge board meeting, one board member asked if there was a Christian Science nurse we could honor by naming the home after her. Valentine Home! Emily Valentine played a vital role in … Read More
Holidays are very special at Fern Lodge. At Halloween, staff and patients dress up to celebrate Fall festivities. At Thanksgiving, patients and families share a wonderful meal together prepared by our kitchen. And throughout December, we celebrate Christmas with decorations, a tree, festive bakes, and music. We hope you’ll enjoy these holiday pictures.
By Sharon Strong Our annual meeting’s theme caused me to ponder some meanings of the words “rise and walk.” To rise is to move to a higher position; be seen more clearly; achieve success. And walking is moving forward, advancing; pursuing a way of life; continuing in unison. And over the last 12 months, we have clearly seen advancement, success, … Read More
By Deborah Messmer In June of this year our previous Director of Christian Science Nursing, Deanna Belyk Proctor, left us to bless her family in Colorado. I was grateful to work side-by-side with her and watch her embrace every individual with sweet love. I would like to thank Deanna not only for her friendship, but for her dedication to Fern … Read More
Again this year the Fern Lodge annual meeting will be available to anyone who has an internet connection. You can watch by going to our website: fernlodge.org/annualmeeting. The meeting will include reports from the Fern Lodge Board of Directors, the Director of Christian Science Nursing, and the Director of Christian Science Nurses Training. We are pleased that our dear friend, … Read More
When I was newly Journal-listed as a Christian Science nurse, I worked in the field on private duty cases. I remember my eyes being opened to the possibilities of Christian Science nurses working together more as a team. I had several cases I was visiting every day and found the calls just kept coming. I started to feel overwhelmed. Then … Read More
This past year my husband (who worked at Fern Lodge years ago) has been battling a serious illness. It has been a tough and painful journey for all of our family. With the knowledge I have gained from Fern Lodge I was able to make sure he stayed strong and healthy. Even though he was unable to eat solid foods … Read More
My first memorable lesson happened on the day I met my first patient while in my first weeks of Christian Science nurses training. On one hand, these incredible metaphysical teachings were being given to me in class, and I delighted in the ideas, but I had yet to practice them on the nursing floor, and I still held a very … Read More