Category Archives: Lífið, Liberty, & Stunda

Just what the title says.

Three YearsLooking Back at Having 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. 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!

~David

Lífið er stutt – Ást Hard! Vera tilbúinn!

Lífið er stutt - Ást Hard & Vera tilbúinn

love crossSunnudagur ég var minnt á hversu stutt lífið getur verið þegar ég fékk orð að einn af ungu dömur í æsku hóp ég vann með um 30 árum, fannst dauður inni á heimilinu hennar síðasta fimmtudag í morgun. She was 43 og lætur eftir sig eiginmann og 5 börn. The cause of death is not yet known.

Lífið er stutt og við vitum ekki hvenar okkar tími hér verður allt. In light of eternity, Our stay hér er en briefest blikkar. 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, leita að uppljómun, eða borga virðingu hefðir vilja skemmtun sálir sínar til þæginda á líf eftir dauðann. Jesus said all of those things are good, en ekki nógu gott.

Sjá, en Guð er kærleikur, Hann er líka heilagur - Það þýðir að allt um hann, hugsanir, orðum og gjörðum, er gert úr réttlátu hvöt. Only if you meet that measure of perfection would you even be able to exist in His presence, því að hann er fullkominn ljós og það expels allt myrkrið. So all it takes to be unable to be in His presence is one microscopic speck of imperfection. "That's impossible", þú segir! 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 "gjafakort" - Jesus. His hand is extended, kortið í fingrunum.

Það sem við verðum að gera er að viðurkenna að gjöf kort. If we don't take that gift card, svo þegar líkamar okkar deyja, 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 - sama Jesú sem elskaði okkur svo mikið að hann bauðst til að taka stöðu okkar. God wants us to Love Hard. Jesus said to love God with all of our being, elska náunga okkar eins og okkur sjálf, og elska djúpt öllum öðrum kristnum.

Þótt þessi staða byrjaði með sorgleg saga, Góðu fréttirnar eru að Michelle hafði tekið að gjöf kort fyrir mörgum árum. When her life ended quite unexpectedly last week, hún afhenti gjöf nafnspjald og inn í nærveru heilags Guðs eilífu. 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:

Einfalt, Auðvelt, Step by Step Instructions on Accepting God's Gift

Varamann sett af leiðbeiningum

Bottom Line: Lífið er stutt - Ást Hard & Vera tilbúinn

Uppfæra 04/02/2014:

The husband was arrested yesterday for her murder.