Christian Nursing 101: Chaos at Work?

The topic of spiritual warfare had been stirring around in my mind and spirit for quite awhile, for I was unsure how to approach such an important Christian teaching.  Then when nursing and healthcare headlines filled with bullying, violence, and incivility, the perfect backdrop to discuss Spiritual Warfare in Christian nursing presented itself (thank you Lord).

The article “Chaos at Work?” in January/March 2015 issue of JCN gives a brief snapshot of Satan’s plan in our work eStrategy of Satan pixenvironment. My hope was to bring the topic to the forefront of our mind and spirit, so that as Christian nurses we can explore this additional perspective of the health care environment.

Resources/Citations used for the article

The Strategy of Satan: How to Detect and Defeat Him by Warren W. Wiersbe–classic book with biblical approach to Satan.


Satanology/Demonology–an in-depth discussion with relevant doctrine into Satan/Demons.

Stay tune for April, 2015….Standing Firm with Prayer! Where I discuss how to respond to the swirling work chaos!

As always I would love to hear from you. Either share your story in the comments or send me an email

Energy Based Therapies in Christian Nursing: Part 1

I decided to jump off the deep end and tackle energy based therapies in Christian Nursing. Over the next 3 issues, I will give an overview of concerns Christian nurses have regarding Reiki, Qigong, and Therapeutic Touch. This first article is an introduction to energy therapies and the Caritas. The brief articles can only give us a beginning point for learning about these therapies and hopeful an entry into a discussion with health care providers. 

My purpose in writing the articles was really two-fold: first, we have to become knowledgeable as Christian nurses to understand what is out there. In today’s information age, not-knowing is truly unacceptable. The internet gives most of us full access to an array of Christian, Nursing, and Bioethical resources to explore complex topics. We need to get on the web and begin finding the answers from both a theological and scientific standpoint. My second purpose is how to respond to our colleagues. Our guiding truth for responding is simple–grace and love. 
I encourage to read the articles in JCN with prayer and wisdom. The Lord continues to guide us in his love and truth, and may we be filled with his grace to both receive and to give. 
4him, Carrie