Category Archives: Bywyd, Liberty, & Pursuit

Just what the title says.

Three YearsLooking Back at Having 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

Enjoying the Ohio weather & sunset

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!


Mae bywyd yn Byr – Cariad Caled! Byddwch yn Barod!

Mae bywyd yn Byr - Cariad Caled & Byddwch yn Barod

love crossDydd Sul Cefais fy atgoffa o pa mor fyr y gall bywyd fod pan gefais air mai un o'r merched ifanc mewn grŵp ieuenctid yr oeddwn yn gweithio gyda thua 30 flynyddoedd yn ôl, oedd wedi marw y tu fewn iddi cartref olaf bore dydd Iau. Roedd hi'n 43 ac yn gadael y tu ôl i ŵr a 5 plant. The cause of death is not yet known.

Mae bywyd yn fyr ac nid ydym yn gwybod pryd y bydd ein cyfnod yma fod hyd. In light of eternity, ein aros yma ond byr iawn fflachiadau. 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, chwilio am oleuedigaeth, neu a fydd yn talu parch i draddodiadau drin eu heneidiau i cysur yn y byd a ddaw. Jesus said all of those things are good, ond nid yn ddigon da.

Gweler, tra bod Duw yn Cariad, Mae hefyd yn Sanctaidd - mae hynny'n golygu popeth amdano, meddyliau, geiriau a gweithredoedd, yn cael ei wneud o gymhelliad cyfiawn. Only if you meet that measure of perfection would you even be able to exist in His presence, ar gyfer Mae'n yn ysgafn berffaith ac mae'n expels pob tywyllwch. So all it takes to be unable to be in His presence is one microscopic speck of imperfection. "That's impossible", ydych yn ei ddweud! 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 "cerdyn anrheg" - Iesu. His hand is extended, y cerdyn yn ei bysedd.

Yr hyn mae'n rhaid i ni ei wneud yw derbyn bod cerdyn anrheg. If we don't take that gift card, Yna, pan fydd ein cyrff yn marw, 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 - yr un Iesu a ni garu gymaint ei fod Ef wedi gwirfoddoli i gymryd ein lle. God wants us to Love Hard. Jesus said to love God with all of our being, caru ein cymdogion fel ni, ac i garu ddwfn bob Cristion arall.

Er bod y swydd hon yn dechrau gyda stori drist, Newyddion Mawr yw bod Michelle wedi cymryd y cerdyn anrheg flynyddoedd lawer yn ôl. When her life ended quite unexpectedly last week, cyflwynodd y cerdyn anrheg a aeth i mewn i bresenoldeb y Duw Sanctaidd am byth. 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:

Syml, Hawdd, Step by Step Instructions on Accepting God's Gift

Mae Set yn ail Cyfarwyddiadau

Bottom Line: Mae bywyd yn Byr - Cariad Caled & Byddwch yn Barod

Update 04/02/2014:

The husband was arrested yesterday for her murder.