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Addiction: A Longing for Jesus


Addiction: A Longing for Jesus God has placed longings and desires within us (Ps. 145:16) and He longs to fulfill these desires. Therefore, many human longings and desires are good and blessed by God as long as they are in harmony with his will. Terry Wardle describes beautifully six core longings that God has placed in every human heart (Wardle, 2003). The first is love, to love and be loved. The essence of God is that He is love (1 John 4:8). As the crowning act of God’s creation, created in His own image, love is what [...]

Addiction: A Longing for Jesus2023-11-15T12:52:03-05:00

A Friend Indeed


A Friend Indeed Dear Friends, Oil and perfume make the heart glad, and the sweetness of a friend comes from his earnest counsel. Proverb 27:9. ESV As the President of our AAFCN shared at our annual membership meeting on September 19, 2023, we have made significant changes to our membership structure, now offering three categories of membership in our Association. In addition to those who have completed the Foundation Course and are now Faith Community Nurses (FCNs), we are thrilled to announce that our Association (still referred to as the AAFCN) is extending membership to all [...]

A Friend Indeed2023-10-16T15:41:13-04:00

The Morning Manna Story


The Morning Manna Story The Morning Manna story: An inspiring story of community faith in action, born out of the belly of a Faith Community Nurse (FCN). Morning Manna is a prayer group, based in Atlanta, Georgia, that positively impacts people and situations all over the world, through prayer. Dr. Rosalyn Saunders, a Nurse Practitioner and now Faith Community Nurse, started Morning Manna eleven years ago. The seeds of hope and healing were planted in her, at the tender age of four, as she grew in stature and wisdom, observing the works of her grandmother, a [...]

The Morning Manna Story2023-09-13T12:56:08-04:00

AAFCN Member Dedication


AAFCN Member Dedication Featured Article, June 2023 "Piedmont Park dedicated Tammy Adams as its Faith Community Nurse. It is the first ministry of its kind at Piedmont," says Hugh Davis. "The North American Division Health Ministries department describes Faith Community Nurses as trained nurses who serve a church or congregation to improve the health of its members. Faith Community Nursing, previously Parish Nursing, is a growing specialty recognized by the American Nurses Association. As Piedmont's FCN, her role will consist of health advocacy, educator, counselor, referral agent, volunteer facilitator, and coordinator. Tammy wants to help members focus [...]

AAFCN Member Dedication2023-10-11T11:37:09-04:00

Betsy Johnson


Jocelyn White Nurse Spotlight, September 2023 Interview with Betsy Johnson, FCN, Emmanuel-Brinklow Seventh-day Adventist Church Please tell us about your being led you into your current role. Initially, I was clueless about the specialty practice of Faith Community Nursing (FCN). However, many years ago Bernice DeShay, a nurse and member of our congregation, asked me and another nurse if we would be interested in taking the Foundations course in Parish Nursing, the former title of Faith Community Nursing. She was teaching at Washington Adventist University, was one of the instructors and instrumental in bringing the course [...]

Betsy Johnson2023-09-13T11:08:33-04:00

A Time to Mourn and a Time to Dance


A Time to Mourn and a Time to Dance Seasons of Grief by Teresa Nelson Where did I put my car keys? I can’t find my wallet. Have you seen my water bottle anywhere? When something is lost that is of some worth to us, we instinctively put our minds to the task of finding it. When someone tells me they’ve lost something, I immediately want to help them find it. And, like the woman in the parable of the lost coin (Luke 15), it is indeed joyful for all when the lost item has been found. [...]

A Time to Mourn and a Time to Dance2023-09-05T11:54:02-04:00
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