Even as a young boy, I've had many questions about the death of Jesus Christ and his role in the human story. I've put these questions off over the years, hoping that I'd find answers. Though I've attended years of religious training, served in many capacities in church service, and listened to thousands of hours … Continue reading Searching for the Meaning of the Atonement of Christ
A few years ago, my son and I were scuba diving the “Fish Bowl” just off the coast of the beautiful island of St Thomas in the Virgin Islands. This dive was 60-80 feet below the surface and was some of the most beautiful coral reef and aquatic life I have ever seen. The water … Continue reading You Are The Shark
It's been a week. The office was absolutely crazy. Very sick patients this week. There are so many people that are physically, emotionally and spiritually affected by the pandemic of COVID-19 over the last 18 months. I can't go into details because of HIPPA laws. However, COVID-19 pneumonia, heart attacks, strokes, colitis, suicide, heart disease, … Continue reading It’s All in the Hips
What does it mean to truly live? This has been a question on my mind for the last ten years. My conscious and subconscious have chewed up on this question so much that at times I’ve felt like a cow, ruminating upon its cud. Part of this “chewing” has involved trial and error, success and … Continue reading Truly Living
My daughter is serving a mission for our church. I write her a letter every week, and as I was thinking about and composing my letter to her, it dawned on me that I was also writing a letter to myself. Below I've included some excerpts from that letter . . . ------- I know being … Continue reading Life Is Much Like Mutton Busting
Even if I lack the talent, I will not abandon the effort on that account . . . We do not abandon any discipline for despair of ever being the best at it. The nearer a man comes to calming his mind, the closer he is to his greatest strength.
I was reminded this morning upon looking at the date that today, June 6, is a day that holds great meaning and tremendous sacrifice. The U.S., Canadian, and British allied forces invaded the Nazi-held beaches in Normandy, France, on this day, 77 years ago in 1944. Over the years, I’ve had about twenty patients that … Continue reading That Pivotal Day 77 Years Ago
Doing some reading this evening and was reminded of Friedrich Nietzsche's comments on God and religion. Saw this quote in a bathroom in the past. Thought it would be interesting if God responded.
A father said to his daughter one afternoon, “You have graduated from school with honors. Here is the old car I bought many years ago that you have helped me with on and off through the years. I want to give it to you as a gift. It is pretty old now. But, before I … Continue reading The Daughter & the Old Car