A physician in Family Medicine for the last 35 years, now concentrating on writing and photography. My intention is to encourage and strengthen people in the Lord. In all things I hope to be pleasing to Jesus who has given me so much. The photography is all taken by me. I use a Canon 5D mark 3, and Canon G10.
A frumpy gift calendar from Abby’s grandparents leads to wild adventures when in-between days magically appear. These half days draw Abby and Tommy into lands where the consequences for lying, stealing, and selfishness take unimagined twists. In each adventure getting home requires help from an angel, and learning that it is better to do things God’s way.
“The Magic Calendar” is an allegory similar to “The Chronicles of Narnia.” Each month a different adventure with a unique theme showing the consequences of our choices.
A guide helps explain the allegory, the Bible verse, and offers practical applications.
Dr. Thomas Jones suddenly collapses at the peak of his medical career. Lying unconscious, on a knife’s edge between life and death, his arrogance throws him to a place between heaven and hell. If he tries to approach the light it burns him with shame. But he dare not go the other way, for hidden in the gray shroud is the abyss waiting to consume him in suffocating darkness.
In response to Dr. Jones’ cries for help, heaven sends three of his former patients whom the world and he had discounted as worthless…
Addiction is a plague sweeping across our land to the point no one is beyond its reach. The question looms––what are we to do? Helping the reader understand, the author draws upon years of medical experience and lets you go with him to visit patients caught in addictions. True stories of patients in a battle with addictions, and how God desires to set them free.
“Give thanks to the Lord for He is good and His love endures forever.” Psalm 136:1
This is my go to verse whenever I get anxious about life. I paint it on every memory. I repeat it over all my tomorrows. I breathe it for every breath. Then with thanksgiving I praise God for coming and dying for me that I might say it with confidence.
Sunshine polka-dots floating through the aspen. Snowflakes playing in the wind, dancing to nature’s choreography. Giving glory and praise to God though life is brief. How good it is to sing praises to God. Snow will melt, and the aspen fall, but His goodness and love are everlasting.
Praise the LORD. How good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and fitting to praise him! Psalm 147:1
When the Son comes, we will either run to Him or from Him.
This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. John 3:19-20
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. (Hebrews 12:1)
Those looking down are cheering the race. Applauding the runners not their pace.
Pulling out front does not make them roar. But trusting in God brings shouting for more.
So ignore the distractions that so easily trick. keep your eyes upon Jesus through thin and through thick.
When the day comes that you finish the race. You’ll hear well done, but for now rest in God’s grace.
The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love. He will rejoice over you with singing. Zephaniah 3:17
There is a song my Lord sings for me, a song of great delight, a song to soothe my spirit, a song of hope and light. O Lord open my ears to hear, open my eyes to see Your face, open my soul to know… Your song of loving grace.