“I’m Sorry” Does Not Cure Cancer

“I’m Sorry” Does Not Cure Cancer

Very well written. Full of good thoughts from a genuinely good heart. Check it out, especially for those of us on this healthcare journey…

Libya

Libya

Lately the news has been flooded with reports of riots and the storming of embassies, particularly in the Middle East. Questions of whether to continue or withhold aid are taking the forefront of the talks. And whatever your political, religious, or personal stance is, we must remember something. Just because a select group committed a […]

Libya

Libya

Lately the news has been flooded with reports of riots and the storming of embassies, particularly in the Middle East. Questions of whether to continue or withhold aid are taking the forefront of the talks. And whatever your political, religious, or personal stance is, we must remember something. Just because a select group committed a […]

Standing at Attention

I’ve never been in the military. The only time I ever really stood at attention was for marching band. I was in color guard, so I guess I never stood at a real attention—3rd position is a little weak for that. I was a freshman. The rest of us were already on the concrete practice […]

The Problem with Christian Universities

The Problem with Christian Universities

I knew how many rules I was subjecting myself to when I decided to attend ORU. Curfews, no drinking, and for a while, nothing less than slacks in class. I loved it. I was 18 and ready to conquer the world. Every chapel was a face-to-face meeting with God surrounded by hundreds of others pointed […]

Calling All Runners!

Calling All Runners!

Or Bikers (bicyclists?….bicyclers?). Or Walkers! (Now that I can handle.) If you haven’t heard of the app “Charity Miles” yet, you are missing out on a HUGE opportunity to help others while helping yourself. The information was handed to us after volunteering at our local food bank. And while I’m not exactly the “running type”, […]

10 Practical Tips for Your First Year of Medical School

Take EVERYONE’s advice with a grain of salt. – Your mom means well, your friends mean well, your mentors mean well, even I mean well. But even the people who have been there before you are—well—different people. They have different priorities, responsibilities, goals, and bents. So seek advice, but then craft a plan that is […]

A True Friend

A True Friend

Preface: No. This is not a cliche post about how Jesus is your only “true friend”. It might be a little mushy, but it’s not that…. Like I mentioned before in the entry about her shower, the best friend just got married. The wedding was beautiful. Hilarious. Wonderful. Successful. And my daughter was an absolute […]

A Desire to Help

A Desire to Help

When did we lose the desire to help? It seems so natural to my one year old. Give her a rag and she will wipe everything down for you. Say “Can you put that in the trash?” and, after a few detours, we put it in the trash and clap about it. She loves helping […]

The Door Behind You

The Door Behind You

We all go through transitions… New life being born and sudden deaths. Moving somewhere you never imagined setting foot or Making a home somewhere you only thought would be a pit stop. Starting school. Quitting a job. Rising to the top or falling in a pit. Getting married or cutting a relationship once thought to […]