When I think of living a meaningful life, I think of a man named Tom who built a house in Sunzu Village, Rwanda. This house was perched perilously on the side of a mountain overlooking a lake and a volcano. He could have built this house quickly, however, he chose the slow pace. His neighbors […]

Harmony, Legacy, Meaning

September 15, 2022

A Meaningful Life

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

My husband, Scott, is a wonderful gift giver. Early in our marriage he would give things that sparkle and delight. Diamonds and sapphires were his expressions of love that came from working hard making them the all the more valuable. Beautiful art found near and far marked our travels and surround me as I write […]

Africa New Life, From the Heart, Legacy, Living Intentionally on Purpose

October 14, 2021

No Ordinary Gift

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

If you’ve ever suffered the throes of grief, the idea of anything good coming from death seems cruel. Entertaining the idea feels impossible. That is normal. It takes time and distance to get a broader, more accurate perspective. It’s worth the trouble to gain it because getting a fresh perspective on death can help you […]

Doctor Diaries, From the Heart, Gratitude, Health, Hope, Wisdom

October 2, 2021

Perspective on Death is a Good Thing

As I shut the door behind me, the noises of a full ward faded giving way to the gentle sounds of a humidifier and an elderly woman who was struggling to breathe. Her eyes were closed, and an oxygen mask covered her nose and mouth. I glanced at the windowsill where multiple cards were displayed […]

Doctor Diaries

August 12, 2021

The Emotional Journey to a Good Death

When I began writing today about legacy, I wanted to share about writing a personal legacy statement. However, though I will one day share with you these thoughts and the steps to building your Legacy, I couldn’t today. Today I must write about the Legacy of someone I love. He walked to his final destiny last night. […]

Doctor Diaries, Legacy, Living Intentionally on Purpose, Meaning, Wisdom

December 9, 2020

A Walk to His Final Destiny

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