Category Archives: Livet, Liberty, & Pursuit

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. Den neste dagen, 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

Livet er kort – Kjærlighet Hard! Vær forberedt!

Livet er kort - Kjærlighet Hard & Vær forberedt

love crossSøndag ble jeg påminnet om hvor kort livet kan være når jeg fikk beskjed om at en av de unge damene i en ungdomsgruppe jeg jobbet med om 30 år siden, ble funnet død inne i sitt hjem sist torsdag morgen. Hun var 43 og etterlater seg en ektemann og 5 barn. The cause of death is not yet known.

Livet er kort, og vi vet ikke når vår tid her vil være opp. In light of eternity, vårt opphold her er, men et fåtall av 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, søker etter opplysning, eller betale hensyn til tradisjoner vil behandle sine sjeler til komfort i livet etter døden. Jesus said all of those things are good, men ikke bra nok.

Se, mens Gud er kjærlighet, Han er også Holy - det betyr alt om Ham, tanker, ord og handlinger, er gjort fra en rettferdig 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 støter ut alle mørke. So all it takes to be unable to be in His presence is one microscopic speck of imperfection. "That's impossible", du sier! 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 Fingrene.

Det vi må gjøre er å akseptere at gavekort. If we don't take that gift card, så når kroppen vår 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 elsket oss så høyt at han meldte seg frivillig til å ta vår plass. God wants us to Love Hard. Jesus said to love God with all of our being, elske vår neste som oss selv, og å elske dypt alle andre kristne.

Selv om dette innlegget startet med en trist historie, Den store nyheten er at Michelle hadde tatt at gavekort mange år siden. When her life ended quite unexpectedly last week, hun presenterte gavekort og gikk inn i nærvær av Den Hellige Gud for evig. 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:

Enkel, Enkel, Step by Step Instructions on Accepting God's Gift

En alternativ sett med instruksjoner

Bottom Line: Livet er kort - Kjærlighet Hard & Vær forberedt

Oppdater 04/02/2014:

The husband was arrested yesterday for her murder.