5 Ways Anyone Can Benefit From Music

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A Worthy Question As a physician, patients frequently asked me questions about my life, including those about why I do what I do. Their interest is often a barometer indicating they’re closer to recovery. Their focus begins to turn outward instead of inward. Recently, one of the questions I received gave me pause (and cause) … Continue Reading

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

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

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

The One Place We Forget to Look When Looking For Answers

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Why is it the last place we look, is always where we find something we lost? The question is actually an old riddle. The answer is amusing but not always obvious. It’s the last place we look because once we find what’s lost, we stop looking. Seriously though, when looking for answers to the calamities … Continue Reading

When Bad Things Happen to Good People

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Many times in life, as Christians, we witness or experience events in which bad things happen that leave us asking, “Where is God in all of this?” During traumatic or painful incidents we wonder, How could a loving God allow such a tragic thing to occur to those who love Him? Even worse, after a … Continue Reading

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