Category Archives: Lewe, Liberty, & Strewe

Just what the title says.

Drie jaar – Terugblik op Na CES


I was looking at a picture on my phone the other day, cleaning off those that have been transferred to the computer. I came across a picture I took of 2 men ice fishing on Indian Lake. 20130209_130638 I didn't know why I had kept that particular photo. Then I saw the date - 02/09/2013.

I didn't know it, but my life was about to be altered forever. The next day, while doing yard work, I moved a concrete splash pad a couple of feet. Unknown to me was that a disc in my back, the L4/L5 disc, had ruptured. It was pushing forward, into the Cauda Equina, the place where your spinal cord splits off into the root nerves that run throughout your body below your waist. As it pushed, the nerves compressed.

You may read about Cauda Equina Syndrome on another page of this site. I have adapted to a new life, a different life. So this is a celebration! Another anniversary in the books and I am still living a useful life - loving my wife, working, teaching, mentoring and striving to leave a positive & challenging legacy for that time when I no longer can do the things on this list.

Thanks for stopping by ~ David

Geniet die Ohio weer & sonsondergang

Beautiful sunset in Ohio, provided by GodAfter work this evening, we decided to get out of the house for a while and enjoy the wonderful weather today. We went to a park near our house. A lot of people were out playing basketball, soccer and walking/running on the paved trail. We were the slooooooowwwwww walkers.

We did take a nice walk. It wasn't a long one, but we walked to a bench part of the way around the trail. We sat and watched the people out and about, a CPD helicopter (an MD500) circling around the I-71 / Polaris Parkway interchange and of course the sunset.

And what a sunset! Staying until about sundown, look at what the Lord provided to cap off our enjoyment (note: some color correction was done in Blender). What a show!

Take care & God bless you!


Die lewe is kort – Liefde Hard! Wees voorbereid!

Die lewe is kort - Liefde Hard & Wees voorbereid

love crossSondag was ek herinner aan hoe kort die lewe kan wees wanneer ek 'n woord wat een van die jong dames in 'n jeuggroep ek gewerk het met ongeveer 30 jaar gelede, dood in haar huis gevind het verlede Donderdag oggend. Sy was 43 en laat 'n man en 5 kinders. The cause of death is not yet known.

Die lewe is kort en ons weet nie wanneer ons tyd hier sal wees tot. In light of eternity, ons verblyf hier is, maar die kortste van flitse. What will become of you when your body ceases to function and your consciousness opens its eyes on forever? Most people believe that being a good person or doing more good than bad things, soek vir verligting, of betaal ten opsigte van tradisies sal hulle siele in die hiernamaals te troos behandel. Jesus said all of those things are good, maar nie goed genoeg.

Sien, terwyl God is Liefde, Hy is ook die Heilige - wat beteken dat alles oor Hom, gedagtes, woorde en dade, word vanuit 'n regverdige motief. Only if you meet that measure of perfection would you even be able to exist in His presence, want Hy is volmaak lig en dit skei alle duisternis. So all it takes to be unable to be in His presence is one microscopic speck of imperfection. "That's impossible", jy sê! You are right about that. So in His Love, He sent Jesus to live the perfect life we're incapable of living. By doing so, Jesus was able to take our place in God's judgement. Jesus stood in our place and took our punishment. Now God is offering us a "geskenk kaart" - Jesus. His hand is extended, die kaart in sy vingers.

Wat ons moet doen, is dat 'n geskenk kaart te aanvaar. If we don't take that gift card, dan wanneer ons liggame sterf, our soul cannot be in God's presence - it doesn't have the gift card to pay. It is really that simple. Taking the gift card means our soul is reborn to be molded by God into the character of Jesus - dieselfde Jesus wat ons so lief dat Hy vrywillig ons plek te neem. God wants us to Love Hard. Jesus said to love God with all of our being, lief vir ons bure soos onsself, en diep lief vir alle ander Christene.

Alhoewel hierdie post begin met 'n hartseer verhaal, Die goeie nuus is dat Michelle geneem het wat geskenk kaart baie jare gelede. When her life ended quite unexpectedly last week, Sy het die geskenk kaart en in die teenwoordigheid van die Heilige God vir ewig. What about you? Will you make the choice to take Jesus' offer? It is simple and will change your life and afterlife. How do you do that? Check out these links:

Eenvoudige, Maklik, Step by Step Instructions on Accepting God's Gift

'N Alternatiewe stel instruksies

Bottom Line: Die lewe is kort - Liefde Hard & Wees voorbereid

Opdateer 04/02/2014:

The husband was arrested yesterday for her murder.