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My Remembrance

October 31, 2019

You thought I’d arrive, you were counting the days, But that never happened, instead you stood dazed. Dazed by untimely events, both our lives now changed, Changed, even devastated, not merely rearranged! We both had a plan, a life to be shared, Instead I was taken, no event be compared. I was taken up, to a place of perfection, God’s hand on my soul, He guides us in reflection. Jesus spends time with me, He fills my day, There are…

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A Glimpse from Heaven

October 31, 2019

I’ve been raised in heaven. Yes, that’s right. I’m here—longing for you to arrive! Do you know Jesus? Have you heard that name or met him? I’ve grown up playing with him. He is a delightful person to spend time with. He knows you, even if you don’t know him. He’s like that. He knows and desires to be a friend to everyone. Some don’t want to be his friend, but I’m glad God has such a friend for me.…

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Faith and the PMC

August 20, 2018

As a person who has served as an Executive Director in three different PMC’s, I can personally attest to the need to answer the following questions: Is it necessary to step away from being incorporated as a religious organization in order to gain the favor and approval of your community?  When and where does a Statement of Faith come into play?  Will women come to you for pregnancy confirmation if it is known your clinic is faith-based? These questions warrant…

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Expressions of Faith in a Mainstreamed Clinic

August 20, 2018

I often hear that one of the reasons people are drawn to work in a Pregnancy Medical Clinic is the ability to share their faith openly without fear of retribution from their employer. Working in an environment that fosters, promotes, and encourages Christian values is definitely a positive experience, as I can attest to in working for Sparrow Solutions Group! I also often hear that people were not allowed to share or express their faith in the hospital or clinic…

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Mainstreaming Your PMC: The Spiritual Foundation

August 20, 2018

When it comes to healthcare, addressing a patient’s spiritual health is an important aspect of their overall care. Including a spiritual assessment is not just important or a good idea, it is actually part of  the guidelines that are in place for medical professionals to achieve standards that are in place. Surprised? Many PMC leaders are unaware that there are medical organizations that actually require a spiritual assessment and provide tools to accomplish it. They are unaware they have this standard to lean…

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Mainstream Your Clinic

July 13, 2018

This article is not for everyone. It may not be what you want to do, are called to do, or have a desire to do. The PMC who may benefit from it, and our upcoming series, would be those who’ve said the following: I wish we were busier. I wish my time was spent totally on what we do best. I wish I knew how to draw women to us. I wish we had more patients referred to us. I…

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Happy Nurses’ Week!

May 9, 2018

It’s National Nurses’ Week. The American Nurses Association’s theme for the week is Inspire, Innovate, and Influence. We have considered the ways your RN’s do just that in your special clinical setting! Working with pregnant women, those who support them, and those who serve alongside one another to share in the initial pregnancy discussions and decisions, create an important clinical setting for patient care. Nurses are a critical part of the mission at your Pregnancy Medical Clinic. Without them, your medical services…

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Parallels to the Life of Rev. Billy Graham

February 27, 2018

“He is why I trusted Jesus with my life.” How many ears have heard that stated by someone since Reverend Graham died? How many have read it time and time again, as you read through various posts on social media since Feb 21, 2018? Statements declaring the impact he had on individuals all build the legacy of life that Billy Graham left behind. A legacy of his life, his calling, his purpose. A purpose that was God given. In that…

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Choose Life…Always

January 31, 2018

“I can’t really see the heartbeat,” my husband said, looking at the imaging screen during an ultrasound of our nine week old baby. “Well it’s early, so maybe we can’t see it on the tummy. With the transvaginal you’ll be able to see it better. Right?” I looked hopefully at the sonographer who didn’t seem to have any words to give me. Working for an ultrasound training company and being present for those trainings, gave me just enough knowledge to…

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Life Affirming Imaging

January 31, 2018

According to Merriam Webster, the definition of life affirming is the following: indicating that life has value: positive and optimistic. Even though the heroine dies at the end, her struggle for a better world gives the movie a life-affirming message. When it comes to imaging, specifically OB imaging through ultrasound, there are many examples of the definition of life affirming given above. In the case of a pregnancy loss, the above definition could read: Even though the mother lost her baby…

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Sharing the Gifts We Have

December 13, 2017

Results are the end product of an action. In a year of training, I’ve experienced myriad results related to Sonography training. In desiring the best results in all that I do, I have these two things in the forefront to reflect upon: How have I equipped each student to image and serve optimally? How have I stewarded my gifts and talents to optimize the lives of those around me? Students, just as patients, head on their way with the necessary…

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A Nurse Mentorship Program Gets Results

December 13, 2017

The value of a nurse mentorship program has been well documented in the nursing profession. Sparrow Solutions Group understands both the importance and challenges of onboarding and integrating a nurse into the Pregnancy Medical Clinic setting successfully. Nurses have told us they feel isolated, inexperienced, unprepared, and overwhelmed in this new clinical setting. Assuming the nurse will train herself, research her new professional responsibilities, understand her role in the greater perinatal nursing setting, and collaborate with others to provide quality…

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Celebrating Your Faithfulness

December 13, 2017

As you end your year, I know that you have words that come to mind as you summarize your experiences for 2017.  When I consider my work with many of you, I begin with Joy. Joy that is found in getting to know you, building relationships with you, and praying for you. What pops into my mind next is challenge. In working closely with you, I can appreciate how challenging your unique clinical setting can be. I hear you state the…

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Results Worth Rejoicing Over

December 13, 2017

When it comes to results, the end of the year for a PMC brings with it a time of review. It’s a time to look at how many patients you’ve served, how many lives were impacted, how many ultrasounds were performed, and the list goes on. These results are valuable for the clinic and its supporters to be aware of. Our role in the world of PMC’s provides us with a unique position. Each year we are in more clinics, for extended…

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Happiness Shared

November 21, 2017

Everyone knows that Thanksgiving is an American tradition that reaches into the hearts of men. Those who may not reach out at any other time, volunteer to serve meals to families less fortunate. Those who haven’t seen family members for years, extend themselves in unexpected ways to make Thanksgiving special. Organizations that serve others have special events to bring in the Holiday Season. Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the start of a New Year all come together to give us memories filled…

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A Noble Quest

November 21, 2017

Every pregnant couple dreams of a healthy baby and one that will be happy in life. Doing all you can to ensure this is a noble quest, but we can’t just force joy. Unfortunately, it also seems the numbers are stacked against these parents. According to The Harris Poll, which surveyed over 2,000 American adults in 2016, a mere 31% said they were happy. Odds that almost make it seem cruel to bring any baby into this world. A similar study was…

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