I’m back ;)

And I am so thankful to be back. After months of uncertainty about my future life and health, to be back to “normal” is such an amazing contrast and blessing. Check out this 7 month sequence of changes my body went through: I don’t have any pictures of when I was down to 128 pounds Read More…

The Human Body is Amazing

8 weeks ago my body was about 50 pounds underweight at 129 lbs. All the muscles in my body were severely atrophied. It was intensely taxing to walk a few feet down the hall in the hospital.  I had to lay down sweating and panting from the exertion after. At the beginning of December I Read More…

Regardless of Your Circumstances…

We are all free to choose our thoughts, which control all of our experiences. And regardless of our circumstances, we always have the freedom to choose the way we think. Certainly outside circumstances, people, events etc. influence our thoughts and thinking.  But ultimately it is up to us to decide what to think and how Read More…

Re-building From Nothing??

In some ways perhaps I am building from nothing.  But it’s more accurate to say I’m Building On Everything! Today I am a free man. My home care nurse came over for the last time today and discharged me.  She pulled the IV line out of my arm that I was using for nutrition and Read More…

What Matters More?

Last night was a really rough night for me. After being able to eat throughout the day and feeling decent, my bowels started majorly cramping just before bed time. Then the heartburn and hiccups kicked in.  A couple strong narcotics took the edge off just a bit, but it was a long and painful night Read More…

Reflections on A Chronic Disease Diagnosis

My beautiful wife and children just excitedly left to go swimming.  I am remaining home to rest and to watch over 2 month old Kelsie. My body has been relatively pain free today as long as I’m laying down.  I am so thankful for the reprieve and rest from physical pain.  Yesterday I received a Read More…

You Are Amazing

This is my third daughter Kelsie, born July 28, 2012.  When you look at her, do you see anything short of an amazing being and a miracle? Of course not.  And you are exactly like her.  It’s impossible to ‘un-become’ an amazing child of your creator.  It is quite common to forget who we are Read More…

There Is Something Really, Really Good In This.

“What are the advantages to me in this?” “What wonderful benefits are going to come out of this adversity?” Those are the questions on my mind as I sit here in the tub this fine afternoon.  And they are on my mind a lot lately.  And they are sincere questions, and I fully expect and Read More…

Exactly How Does One Go About Living A Truly Amazing Life?

First of all, thank you for reading, and allowing me to share my thoughts with you. I hope you find them helpful and valuable. The other day I had this question come up in my mind: “So do I actually know how to tell someone else how to live a Truly Amazing Life?” And here Read More…

So What Is Your Decision Today?

So today I want to ask you again, what kind of day will you have today?  And what impact will that make in your life? Did you decide there is no such thing as a bad day for you anymore? I really hope so.  Or perhaps you have long since decided that. Either way, I Read More…