Winter Haven Hospital

Winter Haven Hospital


Nobody enjoys staying in the hospital.  But, given enough time, we will all probably take a turn.  Personally, I am thankful that I have never had an extended stay in a hospital.  To my knowledge, the only time I have spent in a hospital was when I was born.  Believe it or not, I do not remember that particular stay :).

However, I have visited in the hospital many times and I have talked with many who have stayed in a hospital.  Hospital stays are often difficult physically, emotionally, and spiritually.  They are seldom pleasant and enjoyable.

Recently, I came across this article written by John Piper.  He wrote it shortly after he took a turn in the hospital.  In it, he shared 10 Lessons from a Hospital Bed.  I found his article both encouraging and practical.  Here are just a few of his lessons.

1.  Don’t murmur about delays and inefficiencies in the hospital, when you are getting medical care that surpasses by a hundredfold what is available in 90% of the world.

3.  Don’t default to the television.

7.  Accept the humiliation of wearing the same unflattering gown everyone else wears.

I encourage you to read the entire article.  I hope to remember these lessons when I take my turn in the hospital.

That’s all for today.  Have a great weekend.


PS – Monday night, April 28, is our second Chick-fil-a Spirit Night for our Summer Mission Teams.  Join us at our Winter Haven Chick-fil-a from 5-8pm to show your support.  When you place your order, simply show them the image below and tell them you are there for “Faith Baptist Church Missions Spirit Night.” A portion of your order will be returned to FBC to support our mission teams.

CFA Spirit Night 04-28-14


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