Category Archives: Life, Liberty, & Pursuit

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Tre år – Ser Tilbage på have CES

Wow!

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. Den næste dag, 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

Nyder Ohio vejr & solnedgang

Beautiful sunset in Ohio, provided by GodEfter arbejde i aften, besluttede vi at få ud af huset i et stykke tid og nyde det gode vejr i dag. Vi gik til en park nær vores hus. En masse mennesker var ude at spille basketball, fodbold og gå / løbe på den asfalterede sti. 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 & Gud velsigne dig!

~David

Livet er kort – Kærlighed Hard! Be Prepared!

Livet er kort - Kærlighed Hard & Be Prepared

love crossSøndag blev jeg mindet om, hvor kort livet kan være, når jeg har modtaget ord, at en af ​​de unge damer i en ungdomsgruppe jeg arbejdet med omkring 30 år siden, blev fundet død inde i hendes hjem sidste torsdag morgen. Hun var 43 og efterlader en mand og 5 børn. The cause of death is not yet known.

Livet er kort, og vi ved ikke, hvornår vores tid her vil være op. In light of eternity, vores ophold her er, men den korteste af blink. 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, søger efter oplysning, eller betale respekt for traditionerne vil behandle deres sjæle til komfort i efterlivet. Jesus said all of those things are good, men ikke godt nok.

Se, mens Gud er kærlighed, Han er også Hellig - det betyder alt om ham, tanker, ord og handlinger, sker fra en retskaffen motiv. Only if you meet that measure of perfection would you even be able to exist in His presence, for han er perfekt lys og det sender alle mørke. So all it takes to be unable to be in His presence is one microscopic speck of imperfection. "That's impossible", du siger! 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 "gavekort" - Jesus. His hand is extended, kortet i Hans fingre.

Hvad vi skal gøre, er at acceptere, at gavekort. If we don't take that gift card, så når vores kroppe dør, 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 - den samme Jesus, som elskede os så meget, at han meldte sig frivilligt til at tage vores plads. God wants us to Love Hard. Jesus said to love God with all of our being, elske vores næste som os selv, og at elske dybt alle andre kristne.

Selv om dette indlæg startede med en trist historie, Den store nyhed er, at Michelle havde taget at gavekort for mange år siden. When her life ended quite unexpectedly last week, hun præsenterede gavekortet og trådte i tilstedeværelsen af ​​den hellige Gud for evigt. 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:

Simple, Nem, Step by Step Instructions on Accepting God's Gift

En Alternativ sæt af instruktioner

Bottom Line: Livet er kort - Kærlighed Hard & Be Prepared

Opdatering 04/02/2014:

The husband was arrested yesterday for her murder.