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Sad but true...

chaplainstevens
  • By chaplainstevens · New reply 1:27 pm
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  • Sometimes death is hard to accept, especially for people of faith. I had to explain to a family that refused to believe a family member was dead, they were praying God would revive them....sigh. Then ...

Things that can help relieve STRESS

chaplainstevens
  • By chaplainstevens · New reply 11:51 am
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  • 1. Go outside and breathe fresh air get out of the house 2. Do something for yourself.....go get your favorite milkshake and just chill 3. Go see a funny movie 4. Go visit someone that you love 5. Talk ...

A Lesson from The Apostle Paul

chaplainstevens
  • By chaplainstevens · New reply 10:45 am
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  • Even if you’re in a place of extreme difficulty and your problems consume your thoughts, we must remember not to live out of a place of fear and defeat. It is during these times that we need to respond ...

My Favorite Psalm

chaplainstevens
  • By chaplainstevens · New reply 9:37 am
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  • Psalm 13 is a perfect reading for ANYONE Christian or not that is suffering because in our humanness we feel that God has abandoned us when we are distressed. I have been a Christian over 35 years and ...

Sick people need compassion....not judgement!

chaplainstevens
  • By chaplainstevens · New reply yesterday at 1:35 am
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  • We Christians have often become Job’s friends. We treat the sick like lepers. We tell them faith can heal them, and if they don’t get healed they have no faith. We accuse them of secret sin and sometimes ...

"A wake-up call from a young e-patient: 'I need to be heard'”

John2
  • By John2 · Posted April 15, 2014
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  • From: John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire 4/15/14 Dear members, I am writing to share with you a new guest column in "Scope," the Stanford University School of Medicine's medical blog: "A wake-up ...

Watched the Ducks!

chaplainstevens
  • By chaplainstevens · New reply April 14, 2014
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  • Yesterday I went to a park and just watched ducks swim and it was like a mini-vacation, I left the hospital and took a 30 minute break from tragedy and sorrow....ducks are cool ...

To my Inspire Family

chaplainstevens
  • By chaplainstevens · New reply April 12, 2014
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  • I thank God for all of you, your kind words and well wishes have touched my heart.....THANK YOU ...

Miles Davis Therapy

chaplainstevens
  • By chaplainstevens · New reply April 11, 2014
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  • For some reason when I am having a really bad pain day, I turn on some Miles Davis turn the lights down low and I just go into RELAX mode......yes today is a Miles Davis Day ...

New Diagnosis....sigh (God Help me)

chaplainstevens
  • By chaplainstevens · New reply April 10, 2014
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  • I talked to a VA Psychiatrist for an hour yesterday and he said without a shadow of a doubt I suffer from PTSD, he said working at a Psych hospital and a Trauma hospital is aggravating my already present ...

Pay Attention to YOUR Body

chaplainstevens
  • By chaplainstevens · New reply April 9, 2014
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  • Please pay attention to the signals your body sends you. When you get pains in places you don't normally get them at. Watch the color of your urine and flem, don't ignore things like tiredness, and disorientation.....I ...

Let God Read Your Mail

chaplainstevens
  • By chaplainstevens · New reply April 7, 2014
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  • In the Old Testament there is a story about King Hezekiah and how when he received a threatening letter from the King of Assyira....he placed the letter on the altar in the Temple and gave it to God ...

Chronic Illness and Depression

chaplainstevens
  • By chaplainstevens · New reply March 30, 2014
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  • So often people that have a chronic pain and illness are very lonely. Why? I think most people don't realize the mental anguish one goes through living with disabilities and pain. I have Sarcoidosis and ...

A Delay is not a Denial when it comes to GOD!

chaplainstevens
  • By chaplainstevens · New reply March 29, 2014
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  • Being sick is very stressful and it has a way of affecting our faith quite often. Be encouraged folks God STILL loves you and has our best interest at heart. Don't lose hope in the Creator to help you ...

The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Don Dizon, MD

John2
  • By John2 · New reply March 19, 2014
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  • The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Don Dizon, MD Dear members, We at Inspire are pleased to bring you the latest in a series of Q&A interviews with people who are making contributions to helping patients ...

Our second annual report with Stanford Medical School

Brian
  • By Brian · Posted March 19, 2014
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  • We just finished a brand new special report, “Experts by experience 2014: A compilation of patients’ stories”, in partnership with the Stanford University School of Medicine. It is a 31-page collection ...

Hitting a milestone -- 5,000 photos posted already

John2
  • By John2 · Posted March 18, 2014
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  • From: John Novack, communications director, Inspire 3/18/14 Dear members, I'm writing to let you know that in a little more than a month, members here have posted more than 5,000 photos. Congratulations ...

The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Kathy Nieder, MD

John2
  • By John2 · New reply February 23, 2014
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  • The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Kathy Nieder, MD By John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire Dear members, We at Inspire are pleased to bring you the latest in a series of interviews with people ...

Introducing Photos for Inspire

Walter
  • By Walter · New reply February 13, 2014
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  • Hello everyone, Today at Inspire we’re excited to announce the launch of a new feature, and it’s one that many of you have requested -- the ability to upload photos to Inspire. You can now add photos ...

Music Keeps me Smiling

chaplainstevens
  • By chaplainstevens · New reply January 29, 2014
  • Journal · 22 replies
  • Today I played some new jazz cd's I ordered from Amazon....and it was like medicine for my weary soul....nothing like smooth jazz and a cup of chamomille tea ...

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