Category Archives: 生活, 自由, & 追求


三年 – 回首擁有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

享受俄亥俄天氣 & 日落

Beautiful sunset in Ohio, provided by God這個工作後,晚上, 我們決定走出房子了一會兒,今天享受美妙的天氣. 我們去我們家附近的一個公園. 很多人都出去打籃球, 足球,走在鋪好的踪跡/運行. 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!


生命是短暫的 – 愛硬! 做好準備!

生命是短暫的 - 愛硬 & 做好準備

love cross星期天,我想起了生命短暫,可當我收到消息說的年輕女士在青年組中的一個,我曾與有關 30 年前, 被發現死在她家內最後一個星期四上午. 她 43 並留下一個丈夫和 5 孩子. The cause of death is not yet known.

生命是短暫的,我們不知道什麼時候我們這裡的時間將達到. In light of eternity, 我們在這裡的逗留,但閃爍的最短. 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, 尋找啟示, 或支付有關的傳統將把他們的靈魂以安慰在來世. Jesus said all of those things are good, 但還不夠好.

看, 而上帝是愛, 他也是聖 - 這意味著關於他的一切, 想法, 言行, 從正義的動機做. Only if you meet that measure of perfection would you even be able to exist in His presence, 因為他是完美的光線,並將其驅逐所有的黑暗. So all it takes to be unable to be in His presence is one microscopic speck of imperfection. "That's impossible", 你說! 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 "禮品卡" - 耶穌. His hand is extended, 該卡在他的手指.

我們所要做的就是接受禮品卡. If we don't take that gift card, 那麼當我們的身體死, 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 - 誰愛我們,以至於他志願參加我們的地方同樣的耶穌. God wants us to Love Hard. Jesus said to love God with all of our being, 愛鄰如己, 並深愛的所有其他基督徒.

雖然這個帖子開始與一個悲傷的故事, 好消息是,米歇爾已經採取了禮品卡很多年前. When her life ended quite unexpectedly last week, 她提出的禮品卡,並進入聖潔的神的存在永遠. 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:

簡單, 易, Step by Step Instructions on Accepting God's Gift


底線: 生命是短暫的 - 愛硬 & 做好準備

更新 04/02/2014:

The husband was arrested yesterday for her murder.