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Articles from Summer 2020

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6 ways to survive lockdown

1 remember that you are not alone (even if self- isolating!) - God is with you (Joshua 1:9) With no option of going out in an evening, spend a few minutes instead meditating on a Scripture, such as Romans 8:38-39. Let the knowledge of his love and presence calm and encourage...

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6 ways to be a blessing in the workplace

The Royal College of Nursing is known for this quote: 'This is where inspiration is met by frustration and where courage must outweigh fear. This is a profession where joy and sadness come in equal measure. This is challenging. This is rewarding. This is nursing.'That summary rings even more true...

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uncertainty our new normality

We've heard a lot about how COVID-19 affects the lungs, often catastrophically. But what about the heart? This disease can expose issues of the heart we have been blissfully unaware of, and that can be painful. The pandemic has disfigured life as we knew it in the UK, and our 'normality'...

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people of the lamp

Stories of Nightingale during the Crimean War Walking among wounded soldiers on her night rounds. Give us this romanticised image of' 'The lady of the lamp'. And now in 2020, this, the 'Year of the Nurse and the Midwife', Marking her 200th anniversary I ask myself, what better image is there than this? Than of us too...

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love, peace + life

At a time of crisis, we need to hear words of hope and be encouraged. There's no better place to start than God's word, and the passage I want to share is John 20: 19-22, when Jesus appears to his disciples after his resurrection: On the evening of that first day...

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a call to risk

It's the early hours of the morning, and I'm standing in a cholera camp looking at the scene around me. There are people everywhere - on beds, on benches, on the floor, even lying in wheelbarrows. Sunken eyes look up at me as I look at the line of IV...

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end of shift prayer

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. (Lamentations 3:22-23) A prayer at the end of a shift, for those in healthcare, over the COVID-19 crisis. Read the words from 2 Corinthians Praise be...

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a common endeavour

Living in unprecedented times calls for unprecedented measures by us all. Whether we like it or not, we are all part of a global village fighting to put out the COVID-19 fire that is razing communities to the ground and sparking new hot spots anywhere and everywhere. There is no...

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stories from the coalface

the paediatric nurse on secondment I finished my first week of secondment at a different north London hospital in the COVID 19 adult ICU. My GOSH, what a week! I'm not going to go into too much of what I've seen and dealt with because quite frankly I don't want to...

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COVID-19 resources & support from CMF

general resources: A prayer for the end of shift - a downloadable prayer sheet for your notice board or fridge at cmf.li/3d2EJQh A seven-day guide to praying for Christian healthcare workers - another downloadable prayer sheet for your use and for others in your church wanting to know how to pray for...

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Editorial

editorial

We've heard a lot about how this Covid season we're in is 'unprecedented'. The head of the Pentecostal church UK said this week 'Unprecedented times call for unprecedented prayer'. They certainly do, and it's been wonderful to see God's people galvanized to pray more. Throughout March, April and May we...

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