Sacred Stories

  • Servant leadership
    Servant leadership MAY 14, 2018

    In my life so far, I have seen very few true servant leaders, and I know how fortunate I am to have a true servant leader as my mentor. Early in my leadership journey, he saw something in me that I didn’t see in myself. For that, I am thankful beyond words.

  • Sacred Stories: Deb Howie
    Sacred Stories: Deb Howie MAR 03, 2018

    Ever wondered if your work makes a difference? CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson Chaplain Coordinator Deb Howie knows firsthand that the smallest act of compassion can be meaningful—even if its impact is hidden from us.

  • Today, great things will happen
    Today, great things will happen NOV 13, 2017

    On a Tuesday morning, I got out of bed feeling anxious about what might happen that day. Our branch of American Nursing Care was in a rebuilding phase, and sometimes the results of my efforts to create order seemed little in evidence, at least to me.

  • The many faces of Jesus
    The many faces of Jesus NOV 13, 2017

    One day at my job, I was transferred to work at the extended care facility; an area different from one I normally work in. I was accustomed to the acute care environment, but this would be different: I would be caring for people in a health facility that serves as their home. I was out of my comfort zone.

  • The non-stop flight to Seattle
    The non-stop flight to Seattle NOV 13, 2017

    My husband and I were so excited to fly to Seattle. My seat was in the third row, next to a delightful elderly lady who was extremely hard of hearing. About two hours into the flight, a flight attendant asked that anyone with a medical background to report to the front galley.

  • To truly see
    To truly see NOV 13, 2017

    While working the night shift at St. Vincent Infirmary, a patient of mine forever changed my view on life.


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