Category Archives: Dzīve, Brīvība, & Veikšanu

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!


Dzīve ir īsa – Mīlestība Hard! Esi gatavs!

Dzīve ir īsa - Mīlestība Hard & Esi gatavs

love crossSvētdienā es atcerējos, cik īsa ir dzīve var būt, kad es saņēmu ziņu, ka viena no meitenēm, kas jauniešu grupā, es strādāju ar apmēram 30 gadiem, tika atrasts miris iekšā viņas mājās pagājušo ceturtdien no rīta. Viņa bija 43 un atstāj aiz vīra un 5 bērni. The cause of death is not yet known.

Dzīve ir īsa, un mēs nezinām, kad mūsu laiks šeit būs līdz. In light of eternity, mūsu uzturēšanās šeit ir tikai briefest zibšņu. 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, meklē apgaismību, vai maksājot cieņu pret tradīcijām ārstēs savas dvēseles komfortu afterlife. Jesus said all of those things are good, bet nav pietiekami labs.

Redzēt, bet Dievs ir Mīlestība, Viņš ir arī Svētais - tas nozīmē, ka viss par viņu, domas, vārdi un darbi, tiek darīts no taisnīgā motīvu. Only if you meet that measure of perfection would you even be able to exist in His presence, jo Viņš ir ideāls, viegls un izraida visus tumsa. So all it takes to be unable to be in His presence is one microscopic speck of imperfection. "That's impossible", jūs sakāt! 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 "dāvanu karte" - Jēzus. His hand is extended, karte pirkstiem.

Kas mums ir jādara, ir pieņemt šo dāvanu karti. If we don't take that gift card, Pēc tam, kad mūsu ķermenis mirst, 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 - tas pats Jēzus, kurš mūs mīlēja tik ļoti, ka viņš brīvprātīgi veikt savu vietu. God wants us to Love Hard. Jesus said to love God with all of our being, mīlam savus tuvākos kā sevi, un mīlēt dziļi visus citus kristiešus.

Kaut arī šī ziņa sākās ar skumju stāstu, Lieliska ziņa ir tā, ka Michelle tika pieņemts, ka dāvanu karti pirms daudziem gadiem. When her life ended quite unexpectedly last week, Viņa iepazīstināja ar dāvanu karti, un tas stājās klātbūtni Svētā Dieva uz visiem laikiem. 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:

Vienkāršs, Viegli, Step by Step Instructions on Accepting God's Gift

Alternate komplekts instrukcijas

Bottom Line: Dzīve ir īsa - Mīlestība Hard & Esi gatavs

Update 04/02/2014:

The husband was arrested yesterday for her murder.