Christmas thoughts 2018

Christmas Thoughts for 2018

Today is Christmas. And I hope that sometime during your day today that you will take time to remember the greatest gift of all. The gift of a savior.

A Tribute to Mary

We said goodbye to my mother-in-law last night. While there is sadness, there is also joy that she has been freed from a failing body and is now with the Lord. This post was her eulogy, a tribute to a life well lived.

What to Look for in a New Church

My wife and I have been searching for a new church home for the past couple of months. It is both exciting and daunting. It is exciting because of the opportunity to visit churches that we do not normally get the chance to experience. While not every worship service we have attended has been one that I would want a steady diet of, it has been a good experience. The search has also been daunting because I am looking for a body that I can be involved in and committed to. The worship experience that we have on Sunday morning …

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Road Trip 2017

The wife and I decided this year to visit some friends in the midwest and some family in Texas. And, while we were out, we decided to see some of the sights along the way, making a long road trip out of the adventure. When we left home the only dates we had were the weekend with friends and an approximate date to be back home. Everything else was pretty loose schedule wise. We ended up putting 5600 miles on the wife’s Prius and visited 6 national parks and a couple of monuments. And after the better part of three …

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Remembering the Manger and the Cross

The manger has no real meaning apart from the cross. This Christmas, don’t forget why Jesus was born in Bethlehem over 2000 years ago.

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Adventures of the Heart

I turned 63 last week and celebrated by going in for a catheter ablation the next day. This has become a fairly common procedure where a pair of catheters, or tubes containing instruments, are stuck into the femoral arteries in your groin, one on each side, and then threaded up into your heart. Once there the doctor performing the procedure will target some specific spots in the heart to either freeze or burn, creating some scar tissue that will hopefully stop the patient’s atrial fibrillation. This generally works well in about 80% of patients and I was hopeful it would resolve mine.

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Heart Update

I have been living with Atrial Fibrillation (A-Fib) for the past three years now. It seemed to be nothing more than a nuisance until late may or early June this past year when I noticed my pulse rate starting to spike again when out running. Slowing down helped for a while, but eventually even a light jog became too much. Finally, in August, I contacted my cardiologist to setup an appointment to discuss this.