Bloom Where You’re Planted

The first months after I began to practice family medicine were crazy. Besides trying to set up our home and help our kids adjust to their new school, my work was super-intense from day one. Mornings started for me at 4:15 AM, and I often didn’t finish evening rounds and charting until nearly midnight. WhileContinue reading “Bloom Where You’re Planted”

Finding Relief in Suffering: Part II

A couple of weeks ago, I found myself trailing behind a young couple with a school-age child as we all headed toward the entrance of a department store. It was impossible to avoid hearing the couple arguing. The woman seemed determined to ridicule the man for the music he played on their way to theContinue reading “Finding Relief in Suffering: Part II”


A 2017 article valued the self-help industry at 9.9 billion dollars!1 This line of business encompasses everything from books, motivational speakers, phone apps, and weight loss programs to personal coaches. Americans are not happy with themselves, and they’re looking for answers. The available options are so numerous we can’t put our heads around them, butContinue reading “Powerless”


I was in college, three hours away from home, and I didn’t know a single person. Yet, in the course of six months, God had brought several of us together in a unique way, bonding us through our mutual love and passion for Jesus. Decades have passed and hundreds of miles separate us, but IContinue reading “Friends”