Motherhood, Medicine and Mayhem
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Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God and the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will guard your heart and your mind in Christ Jesus.
Excerpt from the book:
I love my job. Many people say that but don’t really mean it. I do. I get up every morning excited to go to the office to see what opportunity awaits me to touch another life.
What do I do? I’m a doctor. So what does it mean to be a doctor? Actually, I’m still trying to figure that out. Yes, I have an MD behind my name. But that sorely fails to capture the privilege I have of meeting people at their point of need.
I never wanted to be a doctor. In fact, I fought it with every ounce of mental energy I could muster. If anyone had said to me in grade school, or even college, that I would pursue a career in medicine, I would have laughed in his or her face. Maybe my journey to get here explains why I love it so very much. Or why I cannot imagine doing anything else.
Right there, in the front row of my genetics class, I clearly heard God speak to me the words from John 1:1: In the beginning was the word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. As my professor tried to break down all of life into a language such as DNA or RNA, all I could think of was how God was the sustainer and creator of that language. He is the Word. That was a truly special moment for me. I had heard that scripture from the Psalms about how we are made. But it became so real to me through studying His creation.