Saturday, February 04, 2017

working in Nashville

I love living and working in the Nashville area. I work for a home health agency that provides home care services to adults in the middle TN area. I really enjoy my job. I am going to share more about what I am doing in my job.

I work as a care manager, social worker. When my agency receives new referrals for clients to receive services, I do home assessments on clients and set them up our services. one of the first things I do prior to going to homes is to read about their home situations/support systems, medical histories, and the doctors and nurses recommendations for the care that they need. The services that we provide are important for their health. The goal that the medical providers have in referring their patients to our agency is to prevent institutionalization. I have read this on referrals - so I see how important this is! Once older adults leave their homes to go to nursing facilities they lose a lot of their skills and depend on others.



I love developing relationships with the clients and families that I meet with and providing support for the care that they need. In the home assessments I assess their medical situations, home environments, and the skill of care that they need. I also do home safety assessments to make sure they live in safe environments and have access to important needs. At the end of the home assessments the clients sign service agreements to start services.

Another part of my job is doing monthly supervisor visits with the clients that we service. I ask questions about their services. I also assess and monitor their health. if there is any significant changes happening with their health, or if they need more skilled care it is my job to address that.

The Nashville area is a very diverse area. We cover the Sumner, Robertson, Wilson, Davidson, and Rutherford counties. I have enjoyed driving throughout middle TN to see clients. It is beautiful.

It has been a blessing to use my Social work skills to reach out to people who need support and assistance in their homes. and most importantly to make people feel cared for.


Friday, February 03, 2017

Choir

Last weekend I had the privilege of singing with the Madison Campus choir and orchestra for church we sang, "Revive Us Again," "Psalm 23", and "Crown Him with Many Crowns."

Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd, nothing shall I want
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
He leads me beside still waters, He refreshes my soul,
guides me along the path of righteousness, for the love of His name

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Let's talk politics

Last week was the political election and it has been one of the most intense presidential elections our country has ever witnessed. I was shocked with the results. I am not ashamed to say that I do not support Donald Trump. His hateful rhetoric and bullying during the whole presidential election was heart breaking to watch. He does not represent our American values. I believe that we as citizens have a duty to stand up for those around us and not tolerate the language and culture he has brought to the county. Love trumps hate!

I also think about that this unusual presidential election shows how soon Jesus will come. We can not look for our hope in man, and in the different presidential candidates who ran for president. We need to be daily preparing our lives for Jesus' Second coming.  The uncertainty this world faces reminds us that we must be prepared for Jesus, because the end is very near.


Sunday, September 25, 2016

The beginning of fall

The beginning of fall is coming to TN and I am loving the cooler temperatures!

It's time to update my blog and I really do want to try to do better in share updates about my personal life.

The Lord has blessed this year. I am so blessed to have a wonderful church family and friends. Last December I started the visiting the Ridgetop church and from the first time I visited the church I felt at home. Thank you to those who made me feel so welcomed when I first started visiting. I officially became a member in the summer. We are a family.  I also have enjoyed making friends with the young adults. We like to do fun things together on a monthly basis.



I also have started playing the piano for the beginner's Sabbath school class once a month. It's been fun to be a part of their class!

Since I finished college and graduate school at Southern, I have really missed singing in choir. I finally joined the Madison Campus choir. It has been a blast!

We had our first fall performance yesterday and sang, "Great is Thy Faithfulness," "Blessed Assurance", "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing," and "He's Been Faithful"

Singing these songs brought encouragement to my heart and a reminder on how faithful the Lord is to us.


I also appreciated Pastor Ken's sermon on service. We need to do a lot to more to reach out to others in our communities. We are here on earth to build God's kingdom and to reach out to those in our communities in need.

Have a blessed week.


Saturday, August 20, 2016

and Life is beautiful! ... Praise the Lord!

Today was a beautiful day in every way!!

Thanking God for His blessings and for 27 years of life!




Saturday, January 30, 2016

Jesus is Coming Soon!

Happy New Year, on the second to last day of the month!

Praying that this year 2016 will be like one we have never had before. Oh, how my heart longs and aches to share Jesus with as many people as I can this year. I don't want anything to get in the way of doing every thing I can to be a witness for Jesus.

Some ministry goals that I have for this year:

1. Start a Bible study group/ARME group
2. Scripture memorization.
3. Spread 30-40 GLOW tracts a week (a powerful witnessing tool!)
4. Give Bible studies to two to three people. (by God's grace)

This year...I want to record my progress on this Blog. I in no way want to make this, or my spiritual walk something of works. However, I do believe Jesus wants to join Him as co laborers in spreading the three angels' messages to the world!


Jesus is Coming Soon!


Sunday, September 06, 2015

Deployed by the Holy Spirit - Jesus is Coming Soon!



Hello to all!

I am still trying to work on blogging on here more often. Life is full, and there are many things to share with you all here!

My main burden I feel on my heart today is the urgency of Jesus' Second Coming. Yes, our jobs and careers are important. The day-to-day responsibilities that we have are also important. Let us not get so busy and caught up with the cares of this world and of life that we forget the ultimate goal of heart preparation for Heaven and sharing Jesus' with others.

Yesterday, I visited the Nashville First SDA church. I was very blessed and encouraged by Pastor Melvin Santos' message, "Deployed by the Holy Spirit"

Here is a paraphrase of some of things he shared and my thoughts and reflection about it:

God has given us the command to go and make disciples. Go and help other people. Are you willing to say,"Lord use me"? - The Holy Spirit will deploy you." -Pastor Santos.

This message called me to examine my own heart. Am I allowing the cares of this world to take away time from doing what I need to do to prepare myself and others for Jesus' Second Coming? Is there something that I keep delaying to do? Please let's not allow circumstances and time to get in the way of finishing the work and preparing for Jesus' Second Coming. Time is running out! God is calling people to enlist in His service!

Application: This is how I want to daily apply this message in my own life and in preparing for Jesus' Second Coming.

1. Share GLOW tracts with others. Spreading the messages of truth through literature with others.
Goal: Share 25-40 tracts a week in gas stations, grocery stores, restaurants, and parks. Make a special effort to spread several in parks near the churches that I attend.

2. Give Bible studies!
I am a certified Bible worker and there is no greater joy then giving Bible studies to others! I need to strategize on getting Bible study leads and finding those who are hungering for truth.

3. Become earnest in evangelistic efforts.
The Nashville First SDA church is having an evangelistic series Oct. 2-31. I am planning on attending and participating in the meetings.
Comprehensive urban evangelism is another passion of mine and for Nashville.
Goals: (a) Spread flyers in the Goodlettsville/Millersville/Madison area to promote the meetings.
          Bring a friend to the meetings.

          (b) Start a group in the Nashville metro area that focuses on comprehensive urban evangelism.

4. Start an ARME A-unit Bible study group.
This has been a dream of mine, especially for young adults in the greater Nashville area.
The Bible study would have a focus on preparing people for Jesus' Second Coming including Scripture memorization, and studying Bible prophecy or topics relevant to what is occurring in the world.
Goal: Invite 4-5 young people in the Nashville metro area to the Bible study meetings. Start the meetings in the beginning of November. Use ARME A-unit materials for the Bible study. Focus on Scripture memorization.

I am going to share weekly updates with you, it will be a part of my own accountability.

Oh, please give me a heart dear Jesus to share you with others. May we be ready for your Second Coming and Kingdom!