Good-Bye; Humble Warrior and Soldier of God

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End of a Battle This past week a loving daughter, wife, sister, and mother as well as a dear friend and warrior of God was called home to be with Jesus. Shari Oulman, whom I, and many others have been inspired by http://drmarkmcd.com/2016/10/19/3-tools-in-a-warriors-arsenal/ defeated cancer more than three times, and was definitively victorious in death this past … Continue Reading

A Life Changing Near Death Experience – Part II

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The title of my last post http://drmarkmcd.com/2017/02/21/life-changing-effects-near-death-experience/ alluded to the effects of a near-death experience. Unbeknownst at the time to me, I was having one. I wouldn’t have a name for it until later in life. All I knew, was that an end to my current life, in that moment, was a welcome proposition—a burning desire of … Continue Reading

Life Changing Effects of a Near-Death Experience

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Near-Death Experience Near-death experience(s) (NDE) were named and studied by Raymond Moody in 1975 but countless examples date back as far as the 18th century, with numerous similarities being documented. Modern references characterize them as “an unusual experience taking place on the brink of death and recounted by a person after recovery. Typically an out … Continue Reading

4 Reasons The Bible Is A Worthy Resource For Life

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The Bible How do we know the Bible is the book it claims to be? During my career as a plastic and reconstructive surgeon, I frequently care for survivors of trauma, and or, life changing disease. Beyond being a physician, I too am also a survivor of severe trauma and life changing disease. Because of … Continue Reading

2016, The Worst Year Ever!

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Christmas Eve “2016, The worst year ever!” It was an article’s headline in a local newspaper and quoted by my pastor at the beginning of the Christmas Eve service. The sermon clearly depicted the sentiments of more than a few this holiday season. It’s not difficult to appreciate the verity of such a grim expression. … Continue Reading

The Perfect Gift For Everyone On MY List This Holiday Season

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Another Holiday Season Is Upon Us It’s that time of year again. Not long following Halloween I start wondering, what’s the perfect gift for everyone on my list this holiday season? To be honest, I usually try to think of that one gift that everyone can use. Ideally, the gift should be appropriate for loved … Continue Reading

Questions In These Precarious Times Need Answers

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In these troubling and precarious times it’s only natural that fears and insecurities are on the rise. The result is an equally rising number of questions that warrant and deserve some kind of answers. Some things are conspicuous: Fear causes even the bravest to abandon the trivial while holding fast to the certain—What we know. … Continue Reading

Arsenal of a Warrior-Shari’s Story Part II

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Life Defining Experience On the path that is our journey, many people can describe a life defining experience – something that shaped part of their identity or helped them characterize their moral belief system. Sometimes these events or challenges become the very thing prompting them toward faith in their Creator, God. Unfortunately, but occasionally, these … Continue Reading

3 Tools in a Healing Warrior’s Arsenal: Shari’s Story

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Uncommon Valor Over the years, as a plastic and reconstructive surgeon, I’ve met countless numbers of patients challenged with facing countless numbers of devastating diseases. Some of them stared straight into the eyes of death. They persevered through a tumultuous battle against a potentially fatal diagnosis. But they survived. Their victory is certain testament to … Continue Reading

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