When I think about Christ’s tomb, it reminds me of times in my life where hope is stopped dead in its tracks by catastrophe, where brightest hopes are dashed, where highest dreams come crashing down.
It reminds me of breaking points, of giving up after giving so much, of the final sigh of resignation to Continue reading
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Martin Luther King Jr was martyred because he stood up for African Americans.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer was martyred because he stood up for those oppressed under Hitler.
Joan of Arc, Ghandi; many have been martyred because they stood up for their people group and their countrymen.
But only one man in all of history has been martyred for standing up for Continue reading
Spare time is precious to me.
The time commitment of studying medicine has taught me to value any spare time I get to myself.
As I look to the future – I can only see things becoming busier with increasing demands, responsibilities and commitments.
I’m sure I’m not alone. It’s not just medical students – we are all busy in this fast-paced world.
Every day there is the tension of Continue reading
As my psychiatry end-of-rotation exams loomed, I felt more unprepared than ever in Medicine.
I had worked hard, but just found this specialty particularly challenging – by far my weakest area.
Unusual circumstances didn’t help the situation. It seemed every time I planned a weekend of study to improve, a pressing issue Continue reading
What roles and duties have you been given in your life?
We all have different parts to play.
Are you a counselor and Continue reading
Every year, 15,000 Australian students flock to the beach town of Victor Harbor for the Schoolies Festival.
This is one of the biggest festivals in Australia where students (aka ‘schoolies’) celebrate completing their final school matric exams over 3 nights of intense partying.
Strangely, a group of over 550 Christian volunteers from churches across South Australia also join them.
Why? Continue reading
Continued from The Lord is My Rock (Prayer on the Eve of OSCEs Part 1)
And I write to you 5 months later, overjoyed with praise for God, for by his strength I did end up passing my final third year exams!
Earlier in the year following the death in my family, even passing seemed an insurmountable challenge to me. So with overflowing gratitude and amazement I joyfully report to you Continue reading
(Note: This was posted and prayed just prior to final year practical exams)
I have such joy that I have to write and share what you have put in my heart.
I’m starting to see the fruit of the trials I have been through 6 months ago.
I’m in the middle of final pre-clinical exams Continue reading
As winter came and the days grew shorter and darker, another challenge confronted me – exams. Still coming to terms with grief, the prospect of the fast approaching mid-year medicine exams nagged uncomfortably at the back of my mind. I was very unprepared. After my sister passed away, I had taken Continue reading