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Newsletter

22
Aug

Beginning Again

When I was a senior in high school I took a creative writing class.  I thought that it would simply be an easy A, but it turned out to be […]

13
Aug

The Wilderness

There is a time, after a thunder storm, when it isn’t nice enough to make outdoor plans, but it is nice enough to venture outside and smell the clean, fresh […]

07
Aug

A New Normal

A man can very easily become institutionalized.  After close to two months of living at Tampa General Hospital, I experienced this reality.  My normal was that someone was assigned to […]

02
Aug

A Profound Question

Transport showed up to the room, I loaded my month and a half in the hospital up and off we went.  This was the first time that I was leaving […]

26
Jul

Relationship is the Key

“As I hung up the phone it occurred to me, he grown up just like me.  My boy was just like me.”  (“Cats in the Cradle” by Harry Chapin)  How […]

20
Jul

They Died A Hero

Even though I had come to a place of peace with the fact that I was going to have a heart transplant.  I still had one nagging thought that kept […]

16
Jul

Embracing My Being

I was the same guy that I had always been with one big exception.  I was a follower of Jesus, a husband, a father, a friend, a son, a brother, […]

13
Jul

A Broken Man

This is one of those scenes in a movie that, if you look away, you miss the print on the bottom of the screen that announces “Two months earlier” and […]

05
Jul

Three Outings

It has been three weeks since my heart transplant and everything is going very well.  I have had three successful biopsies which show no rejection of my new heart.  Yes, […]

30
Jun

What Happened?

It was about 5 pm on Monday, June 10 when my doctor entered my room to have a conversation about our next possible moves.  See, I had now been in […]

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