Just Look!!!

2 hospital returns came back. Tired as I was from non-stop computer work and sick calls in between, I got up from my chair though I was still not done charting with the last sick call I had.

“No! Stay there, nurse Rcubes!” uttered the other nurse. “I’ll take care of both of them. You already did too much.”

“It’s okay. It would be faster if we took one of each,” I replied.

She was already seeing one of the inmates. I looked at the other inmate’s chart. I hardly glanced at the discharge papers the other nurse crammed inside that chart. I just focused on the discharge orders from the ER doctor and after taking the inmate’s vital signs, I started giving him the discharge orders:

“Sir, it also helps if you wet your towel with cold water and apply it to your broken nose for at least 20 minutes, to prevent swelling,” I stated.

Barely done with the sentence, the transportation deputy [the one who brought these inmates to ER] interrupted me, “Are you sure you got the right inmate? He doesn’t have a broken nose [though a deviated septum was visible]. It could be the other guy.”

I believed the deputy’s statement, her, being the one present as these inmates were being treated in ER. I looked at the printed name on that discharge papers I had. Much to my embarrassment! The other nurse had grabbed the wrong discharge papers, too [my patient’s] and crammed the ones I had which belonged to the other inmate [she was seeing].

I approached the other nurse quietly as she prepared some antibiotics and stopped her in the exam room. I told her about the switch with the discharge orders, which could have been dangerous had we both given the wrong medications to the wrong inmates. She apologized.

I thanked the deputy for stepping in and gave the antibiotics the other nurse got for my patient.

I was thinking if only I looked, I would have caught the error right away! How devastating it would be that because we both didn’t look, we could have given the wrong orders to both of those inmates. And ended up harming them. Instead of helping them..

If only you lookJUST LOOK! Closely. Intently. Carefully…

With open heart and mind…How devastating it would be if you don’t see…and believe…






18The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. - Romans 1:18-20 [NIV]

34 comments:

  1. I am sorry you had a rough night. I love you and I am praying for you.
    I have an award for you on arise 2 write.
    Blessings, andrea

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  2. "My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me."
    ~~~John 10:27

    The Voice proves there is a speaker.
    The leader proves the need to follow.

    "The LORD your God is with you,
    he is mighty to save.
    He will take great delight in you,
    he will quiet you with his love,
    he will rejoice over you with singing."
    ~~~Zephaniah 3:17

    A God who is mighty to save proves a Savior.

    A God who takes delight in you, proves YOU are significant to Him.

    A God who will quiet you with His love, proves love is not sex, but an intimacy within the soul that nothing else can compare to.

    A God who will rejoice over you with singing proves you are a person worth rejoicing about; and His singing proves that rejoicing is spread in many forms.

    We built a snowman when my daughter was a child. The golf ball size snowball is rolled forever to be tennis ball sized, and longer to be grapefruit sized; then a bit more til a basketball size.

    Within a few rolls after that, the circle of snow is too large to move. The base of a snowman is ready.

    All of the above is repeated and is going to be the middle. My child and I maneuvered the middle and it was up to dad to lift this enormous weight. I truly huffed and puffed, and needed a break before making a new circle of snow for the head.

    My breath was streaming.
    "Did you see that?", said I.

    "What dad?"

    "My breath just now!"

    "Take a deep breath and breath out and see your breath too".

    She did.

    I queried: "Why is it that we breath all year round, but only see it in the coldest time of our lives? Could it be true that God did this on purpose?"

    Did what dad???"

    "Honey, the invisible just became visible!
    We just proved the invisible air inside of us exists as we breathed out!"

    What else can we not see, but we are sure it is there?"

    "Electricity is there dad, but I never saw it"

    "Anything else??"

    "God. He is everywhere."

    "How do you know?", I asked my child about age 5.

    "He talks to me dad. I hear him when he talks"

    Hot chocolate and marshmallows inside after putting on the head and details to make a snowman....included a memory of the first time we realized together,.....
    that the invisible becomes visible to those who look.

    And, it is most likely to appear in the coldest, darkest times of your life.

    Sometime, we shall share her thoughts on stars.

    Blessings to you Rozel.
    I think your name is Spanish for "fragrant, extravagant, love. You prove every day that you live up to your name!

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  3. Rosel,

    I am sooo sorry you had a hard evening my friend....I wish I could rub your shoulders and give you a big hug.....but know I am praying over you asking the Lord to minister to your body and mind refreshing you as you sleep. When you rise may you feel the Divine Rest and the touch from your FATHER!!! I love you Rosel.....May the Lord bless you and keep you!

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  4. Hi! I've noticed your comments on several of the same blogs I'm commenting on. So I thought I'd come over and say,"Hi!" Nice to meet you!!

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  5. It is a good thing that the mistake was found out. That was a great video.

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  6. I am very sorry sweetie, praying for you sis. Sending you great big hugs. I love you.

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  7. Rosel, Praying for you to wake up feeling refreshed. Thank You for sharing your inspiring and powerful video. I really enjoyed watching it. Love you lots. May God Bless You And Keep You Safe. Audrey

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  8. Hi Sis,
    Wow what a night huh?? I love the way you use the events of your day, the analogy, and events to remind us and to allow us to ponder and dwell, and think!!!. I am so thankful for you and for the way we met here on both our blogging journeys. You are a blessing to me and I treasure your friendship and sisterness.

    Hugz Lorie

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  9. ((((Rosel))))) so very sorry. Much hugs coming your way dear one....

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  10. Dear friend,
    I pray for a refreshing weekend for you, one that will help you recover... and multiplied rest...

    Yes if we only look closely, and not take anything for granted, a dangerous mistake could be avoided. However, I believe the deputy was God sent. He knew you were tired, and needed an angel to warn you. Praise the Lord for doing that for you and your co worker!

    Love
    Lidj

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  11. Thank you friends for all of your encouraging comments and prayers. Thank you sister Andrea for sharing with me that blessing! Love to you, too.

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  12. Keystone: Thank you for adding more proofs to this post, Keystone. I always love hearing your stories. Stories that shaped who you are today with the Lord, a man after God's own heart.
    You made me search the meaning of my name...Fun to discover it meant "God's promise"...I will always think of His wonderful promises not only for me but to all of us! Blessings.

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  13. sister Loren: I was thinking "ohhh...shoulder massage? sounds good! But thank you for praying for me always. This is what makes me feel good and always ready to do the work for Him. Love you sister and friend.

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  14. About Me: Nice to meet you, too. I just visited you. And thank you for coming by and leaving your footprints here so I was able to track you :) God bless you and your 3 beautiful daughters!

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  15. sister Cathy: You won't believe how thankful I was to the Lord, despite me feeling so embarrassed deep inside..But was quick to recover and remained thankful that no harm was done! To God be the glory!

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  16. sister Denise: You are another great friend and a prayer buddy to me. I appreciate you always lifting me up to His throne! Right back at you! Thank you for always encouraging me. Love to you sister! May the Lord sustain you with physical healing!

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  17. sister Audrey: Where do I begin? I think I could have used some leftover from Maxine during that time.LOL. Sorry, this joke of ours just wouldn't stop! But it's good to laugh! Thank you for your prayers, too and friendship. God bless.

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  18. sister Lorie: Thank you for coming by and saying "hello". Yes, God is good to bestow us all, His blogging children with His gift of friendship. Glory to God! Blessings to you.

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  19. JBR: Ahhh...Hugs....Who wouldn't want one? Especially when you're feeling weary? Thank you...

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  20. sister Lidj: Amen to your comment! You talked about being a reservoir from your post...And He is quick to replenish when we almost run dry! That is...if only we let Him...And I always thirst for more! Blessings to you sister. Praying that the Lord will use you mightily, along with other bros. and sister in Christ, to share His gift of forgiveness to everyone back home! May the Lord protect you and guide you with His divine wisdom!

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  21. The cross proves His love for us. I like the video and feel a part of the workplace with your posts and being able to pray for you. A stressful place, indeed, and you need covering!

    Thank you for making me laugh (your comment) out loud (my daughter, too!) You are so funny! You don't need the Chaos ride; you have enough chaos in your job, eh?

    Love you!
    Mary

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  22. Ahh sister Mary. I love your Friday Funnies, too! It's good to laugh once in a while. And forget the trials we go through. You're another friend and prayer buddy I treasure. Thank you for your friendship. Love to you.

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  23. Rosel,

    Too often we think we have all the answers, instead of making our first response, going to God in prayer!

    Thank you for the subtle reminder and thankful that God was still looking out for all things and it worked out in the end.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

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  24. sister Kat, thank you for reminding us to always start with a prayer before we venture into anything. Glory to God for He is always near! Blessings.

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  25. So glad that deputy was doing her job so you could correct the situation!

    Excellent correlation about how necessary it is to know the truth about God, to pay attention. Great video.

    May you have a refreshing week end sister.

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  26. You, too sister Tracy. Thank you for your encouragement...God bless.

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  27. I am so sorry you had a rough night! But God was there to see you through to do a great job once again.
    I loved that video. It was really good!!!!
    Praying for you today,
    Christy

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  28. sister Christy: Nothing to fear if we have Him by our side! Blessings.

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  29. sister Aine: To God be the glory! God bless.

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  30. praying for you RCUBe, praying for God to continually pour His strength and peace and grace on you. You are special, so focused on bringing the 'good news' to the broken....Sarah

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  31. Thank you sister Sarah. But to God be the glory! Blessings.

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  32. I am so thankul for the Lord's provision, and protection over you, and these men in this! He is our Holy Reminder, isn't He? Have a blessed Thanksgiving!
    Joyfuly,
    Wylie

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  33. Happy Thanksgiving to you sister Wylie. Yes, the Lord is good...all the time...Blessings.

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Encouragers

The Attacker (5/15/09)

The sun was just peeking from the Eastern skies. Ephesians 6:12 [37 kb]


Out in the prison’s yard, some huge Sheriff’s buses were illuminated by the soft glow coming from the lights all over from the tall lamp posts. Their engines were turned on, warming up, before the buses would take the inmates to the different courts where they would have their trials.


Orange-uniformed men were lined up in pairs, joined together with handcuffs and chained, forming a long line. They already had their breakfast and had their morning medications prior to going to courts. Some were fidgeting, as they waited to board those buses.


All of a sudden, all hell broke loose! Two men were engaged in a fight, using weapons they made secretly for a while. Deputies called for help on the radio, both for custody back-up and medical staff, as well.


When the air was cleared and the other inmates were secured, one man was down on the floor. He sustained multiple gashes but two of them were deep. One cut was vertically etched from his left ear going down to the jaw line. The other dangerous cut was horizontal on his left neck, close to the jugular vein. Pool of blood dripped all over the floor. Holding his bleeding neck, he was pointing at the other inmate few feet away, being guarded by the other deputies.


The other man being accused was not hurt. There were no lacerations nor any other signs of trauma. He was obviously very agitated as he was being questioned by those deputies, while the medical staff started treating the other man on the floor. They cleaned the wounds and controlled the bleeding. That man was sent to the nearby hospital.


When the investigation was finalized, it turned out to be that the “downed man who was accusing the other inmate” was the attacker and the other one who didn’t have injury was the one attacked. The deputies found out that it was the second attempt to attack the unhurt man. Both attacks on him failed. He was well-prepared after the first attempt on him, that when the second attempt was done, he was able to defend himseld and ended up injuring his attacker severely.


[Source: Life Application Bible]:


We also have an “accuser of the brethren.” Satan and his army of demons are the enemies of God and of everything good.


“Because God’s children are human beings – made of flesh and blood – Jesus also became flesh and blood by being born in human form. For only as a human being could he die, and only by dying could he break the power of the Devil, who had the power of death.” –Hebrews 2:14


Because of what Jesus had done [dying on the cross], we, who live in constant fear of death shouldn’t be afraid anymore. Jesus had freed us from that fear so we can live for Him. When we belong to God, we know that death is only the portal that leads into “eternal life”. [“Thank You Lord!].


Paul warned us, too that we also battle against the evil forces of Satan, who is a vicious fighter. But to be able to withstand their attacks, we must depend on God’s strength and use every piece of His armor. We face an army whose goal is to defeat Christ’s church. When we believe in Christ, they become our enemies. They will try any device to turn us away from the Lord.


Fear not! For God has provided His supernatural power to defeat Satan and his army, through His Holy Spirit within us. So, arm yourselves with God’s armor.


Let us be strong in the Lord's mighty power. Let's put on His whole armor to resist the enemy's attacks: put on the sturdy belt of truth and the body armor of God's righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News, so that we are well-prepared. We will need faith in every battle as our shield to stop the fiery arrows aimed by Satan and his army. Let us put on salvation as our helmet, not forgetting the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. Let's pray at all times, on every occasion in the power of the Holy Spirit. We must stay alert and be persistent in our prayers for all Christians everywhere. [Ephesians 6:10-18].

Friends