It began with a small pinpoint of green at the tip of an otherwise brown stem. It was the shade of green that we associate with new life, bright, hopeful, and stretching to the sun in which it delights. I marveled in the truth of what I once thought dead, had life. I do not […]

Belief, Hope, Wonder

April 18, 2022

Hope For Your Best Death

She was beautiful in this moment. Though I only heard silence and the occasional voice from beyond the camera lens. She was dancing. A slender girl with limbs moving to an unheard rhythm. I could imagine the music by the emotions that emanated from her. She was a girl dancing alone with pure joy. This […]

Wonder

March 31, 2022

Dances with Joy

I want to share this story from a reader about a baseball allegory and what it taught him about life. What he has to teach is valuable to us all, whether we are a baseball fan or not. Therefore, I hope you read it because baseball always gives lessons! What Nearly Dying Taught Me About […]

Doctor Diaries, Wonder

November 2, 2021

Baseball Lessons

Living with the end in mind changes everything!

Doctor Diaries, From the Heart, Health, Living Intentionally on Purpose, Wonder

October 25, 2021

If Tomorrow Never Comes

A Reckless Dreamer is one called by purpose and with God is not bound by the possible but the limitless. A good death includes looking back upon one’s life and finding it meaningful. We all have reckless dreams placed before us and yet fear of failure, or delay to fruition keeps us from seeing the […]

Africa New Life, From the Heart, Legacy, Wonder

October 10, 2021

A Reckless Dreamer

My patient declared as she lies on her death bed, “It’s ok, it will be a good death.” This unexpected phrase launched me on an inspiring quest for the secrets of a good death. I discovered wisdom and hope from those on the precipice of awareness of their own mortality.  A good death is not an […]

Doctor Diaries, From the Heart, Gratitude, Meaning, Wisdom, Wonder

October 5, 2021

Why Write About Death?

(I wrote this story originally in 2020, however, coming upon it again, it comforted me once more. I pray it does the same for you.) Breathe in, breathe out, breathe in, breathe out, focus, breathe in…I can sense the sorrow of the person to my left. Her whispered words, “I’m not ok” echoed in my […]

Doctor Diaries, From the Heart, Hope, Wisdom, Wonder

August 31, 2020

A Room of Broken Toys

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