Category Archives: Health

Those Probing, Prying Medical Exams

As a very young boy I prided myself on being able to take a shot from the doctor without crying.  I thought I was better than other kids who would cry and fuss over it.  I recall thinking that I … Continue reading

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At The Gym

Men and women have dragged themselves out of bed to this place to exercise.   Obviously they believe in the benefits to their minds and bodies, but for some it goes beyond that.  For some it is the path to … Continue reading

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Cultural Differences

Part of a daily devotional series at Words of Hope (https://woh.org/word/devotionals/2013/03/16) looking at how people in the Bible handled tough situations: Read Matthew 8:5-13 What made this man think that a Jewish rabbi—reported to have miraculous powers—would help him? He … Continue reading

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Being Bed Bound and Alone (I Need Someone To Care)

Experience as a Flashlight:    During the winter of 1985, I contracted Hepatitis A virus which spreads when an infected person does not wash his or her hands after using the bathroom and then comes in contact with someone else.  I had … Continue reading

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Resolutions are Not Me!

Experience as a Flashlight: I can make all the resolutions I want, but they really have no connection with me.    I live in the real world.  Say, for example, I resolve that I am not going to eat any cookies … Continue reading

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Dealing with Loss At Christmas

Experience as a Flashlight:  The woman was beside herself with grief.  It was only a few months since her husband had died.  She was not looking forward to Christmas.  How could she deal with that loss at Christmas when the … Continue reading

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Only Sleeping

Experience as a Flashlight  “I’m Only Sleeping”  (Beatles) When I wake up early in the morning Lift my head, I’m still yawning When I’m in the middle of a dream Stay in bed, float up stream (float up stream) Please, … Continue reading

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Relax!

Lessons I’ve Learned:  Back in 1994 on a Sunday afternoon, I thought I was having a heart attack.  I had a meeting to host in a short while and I started feeling something strange in my chest.  I felt my … Continue reading

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Will It Help To Split Meals Eaten Out?

Experience as a Flashlight:  As I move into my senior years, I am learning there is a way to save on food which could be significant. Most restaurants these days serve portion sizes that are way beyond most appetites.  My … Continue reading

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Take a Walk

  Lessons from Life:  When I was in the Army, it seemed an easy way out of my problems.  Whenever things piled up and I began to think I couldn’t handle life, I always took a walk.  There was something … Continue reading

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