Category Archives: Saol, Saoirse, & Tóir

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!


Is é Saol Gearr – Grá Crua! Bí Ullmhaithe!

Is é Saol Gearr - Grá Crua & Bí Ullmhaithe

love crossDé Domhnaigh bhí mé i gcuimhne ar conas is féidir an saol a bheith gearr nuair a fuair mé focal go bhfuil ceann de na mban óg i ngrúpa óige oibrigh mé le thart ar 30 bliain ó shin, Fuarthas go raibh marbh taobh istigh a teach deireanach maidin Déardaoin. She was 43 agus duilleoga taobh thiar de a fear céile agus 5 leanaí. The cause of death is not yet known.

Life Is gearr agus níl a fhios againn nuair a bheidh ár gcuid ama anseo a bheith suas. In light of eternity, Is é ár fanacht anseo ach an briefest de flashes. 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, cuardach do enlightenment, nó íoc i ndáil le traidisiúin cóir leighis a n-anamacha do chompord sa saol eile. Jesus said all of those things are good, ach ní maith go leor.

Féach, cé go bhfuil Dia Grá, Tá sé freisin Naofa - Ciallaíonn sé gach rud faoi Eisean, smaointe, focail agus na gníomhartha, Déantar le rún righteous. Only if you meet that measure of perfection would you even be able to exist in His presence, do tá sé éadrom foirfe agus expels sé go léir dorchadas. So all it takes to be unable to be in His presence is one microscopic speck of imperfection. "That's impossible", deir tú! 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 "cárta bronntanas" - Jesus. His hand is extended, an cárta i A mhéara.

Cad ní mór dúinn a dhéanamh ná glacadh leis an cárta bronntanas. If we don't take that gift card, ansin nuair a bás ár comhlachtaí, 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 - an Íosa céanna a grá dúinn an oiread sin go deonach sé a ghlacadh ár n-áit. God wants us to Love Hard. Jesus said to love God with all of our being, grá ár gcomharsana mar dúinn féin, agus a grá go domhain go léir Críostaithe eile.

Cé gur thosaigh an post seo le scéal brónach, Is é an Nuacht Breataine go raibh Michelle go bliain cárta bronntanas fada ó shin. When her life ended quite unexpectedly last week, chuir sí an cárta bronntanas agus tháinig sé i láthair an Dia Naofa go deo. 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:

Simplí, Éasca, Step by Step Instructions on Accepting God's Gift

Tá Socraigh Malartach den Treoracha

Bun Líne: Is é Saol Gearr - Grá Crua & Bí Ullmhaithe

Update 04/02/2014:

The husband was arrested yesterday for her murder.