Message from Mary Nordtvedt, RN, BSN
Faith Community Nurse


Mary Nordtvedt

From Your Faith Community Nurse ...


“For I will restore health to you, and your wounds I will heal, says the Lord.”  Jeremiah 30:17

What does being healthy mean to you?

What does healing mean to you?


Mariam Samelson-Roberts, one of my wise Minnesota colleague Pastors who recently shared a devotion, New Year, Healed You, on a new app entitled, Our Bible (

She discusses that a therapist in her community asks people: “What does your healed self look like?” Not your new and improved self but your healed self. In the gospels, there are many stories of Jesus healing. Mariam challenges us to reflect on the question of what does your healed self look like?  She continues to assure us with these words, “You are beautiful, sacred and loved exactly as you are. Let the healing power of that love flow over you and in you and around you. In God’s eyes, we are always enough.” God loves us with no strings attached.

May 2019 be a time of healing for you. There are many opportunities hosted by Desert Palms Health Ministry that are available to you on your healing journey. I invite you to join me in one or all of these classes.

Meditation and Mindfulness

Aging Mastery

Finding Hope and Meaning as a Caregiver

Using Essential Oils in Your Life

Fitness Fun and Cardio-Drumming

Details of each of these opportunities are in this newsletter or if you have questions please call me at church or email me at








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Last Published: January 13, 2019 4:27 PM
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