Archive For Chaplaincy

I Sang

Recently I made a trip to my hometown in Florida for my mother’s wedding. All the details were figured out and my ticket was booked, but something unexpected happened. Before my trip my grandfather, who has advanced dementia, had a fall. Luckily (or unluckily), I was going down anyways and would be able to visit […]

Read more February 6, 2015

Emotional Eating and Soul Friends: The Top Reasons to Do CPE

Clinical Pastoral Education, commonly referred to as “CPE,” is a pastoral care educational process of action and reflection. In our second year of divinity school we entered the CPE journey together at Wake Forest Baptist Health. CPE is offered at medical centers across the nation for academic credit and professional development. Our internship lasted from […]

Read more April 9, 2014

“You are Wonderful”: Learning How to Be Still

This year I have the privilege of interning at Arbor Acres. Arbor Acres, lovingly referred to as “the acres”, is a retirement community located just moments away from Wake Div. The community houses folks living independently in homes and apartments as well as persons living within skilled healthcare rooms or within the memory care center, […]

Read more February 19, 2014

Finding God in the Darkness

I spent the majority of  my summer standing on the corner of “God’s will” and “sometimes things just happen.” I completed a 10-week unit of CPE at WFU Baptist Hospital, but I felt more like Jacob at Peniel. I wrestled with God and her mercy, her fickle presence, and her selective suffering. One of my […]

Read more November 14, 2012

You’re in the Navy Now; Jimmy Gawne and ODS.

­­Imagine with  me, for just a moment if you will, being thrown into a dormitory-like passageway with 43 other people who you don’t know at all and told that you will be working together as Hotel Company for the next five weeks.  Then, add to that being dragged out of bed at 4:30 every morning […]

Read more July 17, 2012