Posts by rpresby

Nurse Corner August-September

Jeremiah 30:17—“For I will restore health to you and heal you of your wounds, says the Lord.” DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS, A SILENT DANGER Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) remains a frequently under-diagnosed condition with serious consequences. DVT occurs when a blood clot forms in a deep vein, such as in the thigh, pelvis, or lower leg,…

Pastor’s Letter August-September

‘Rookie Mistakes’ The ball was laying 2, putting for birdie on a green that looked more like a fresh steamed 1960’s hippie carpet than a piece of grass. The professional golfer, Phil Mickelson, approached his final shot with hat high in hand, waving to the crowd like the queen of England. At the time he…

Parish Nurse Corner-June-July

Jeremiah 8:17 – “For behold, I will send serpents among you…And they shall bite you, says the Lord.” Lyme Disease / Tiny Danger Lyme Disease is a bacterial infection that occurs from being bitten by an infected blacklegged deer tick.  It is the most common tick-borne infectious disease in the USA.  While the infection can…

Pastor’s Letter-June-July

‘Renewal’ We are a people and tradition that are not nearly as popular and mainstream as we used to be. For 1700 years the Church of Jesus Christ held an unparalleled place of prominence and power in Western society and indeed across the globe. But something happened that we did not expect. A tipping point.…

Parish Nurse Corner April-May Managing A-Fib

Mark 12:23—“For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will come to pass, he will have whatever he says.” Managing A-Fib to Reduce Your Risk What is A-Fib?    Atrial Fibrillation…

Pastor’s Letter April-May

‘Amateur Hour’ He had no income, student loans out his ears, and plans to get married. So the prospect of having a bachelor party lent itself to a rather mischievous kind of creativity. Luckily for Adam, some of the country’s premier rock-climbing was within a two hours’ drive. So after rallying some likeminded friends, three…

Pastor’s Letter Feb-Mar

THE MARK Whether by chance or the conspicuous pluck of her own ingenuity, Jenna’s inbox dinged with delight as her college acceptance letter arrived. It was the culmination of years of half-hearted focus on her studies. Jenna was one of those kids that didn’t have to try very hard in school. So she didn’t. In…

Parish Nurse Corner Feb-Mar-Stroke Risk

Stroke Risk To reduce your risk of stroke:  1)  Know your blood pressure.    2)  Find out whether you have atrial fibrillation.    3)  If you smoke, stop.    4)  Find out if you have high cholesterol.    5)  If you are diabetic, follow recommendations to control your diabetes.    6)  Include exercise in your daily routine.    7)  Enjoy a…

Pastor’s message November-December

Benching The air was thick with the sweet cool decay of fire bright leaves dangled and fallen on the mushy forest floor. As the path snaked narrowly through a thicket of depleted underbrush, I couldn’t help but stop and turn towards the amber yellow sun as it gifted a warmth that felt like a baby…