Category: books, literature, writing

Say Goodbye for Now- a book review

Say Goodbye for Now- a book review

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Reconsidering vaccination- a book review

Reconsidering vaccination- a book review

In 1961,  my mother and I went to my school on a Sunday afternoon to receive the newly released oral polio vaccine. She along with other parents eagerly sought a way to prevent a dreaded disease that had the potential to cripple or even kill their children. In medical school I learned about diphtheria, a … Continue reading Reconsidering vaccination- a book review

When Breath Becomes Air- reflections from Dr. Lucy Kalanithi

When Breath Becomes Air- reflections from Dr. Lucy Kalanithi

  When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi, M.D., a memoir ( This is an update of a previous post. This post contains an affiliate,commission paying link) Dr. Paul Kalanithi was a 36-year-old resident physician who had, as he wrote, “reached the mountaintop” of anticipating a promising career as a neurosurgeon and neuroscientist. He had … Continue reading When Breath Becomes Air- reflections from Dr. Lucy Kalanithi

Weekend Words from Amy Carmichael

      Amy Carmichael (1867-1951) was an Irish woman who moved to India to serve God. Her work there involved rescuing young girls  forced into prostitution, even though doing so put her  at risk of arrest and imprisonment. She established an orphanage for them. Her health declined in her later years, and she became essentially bedridden; … Continue reading Weekend Words from Amy Carmichael

Isaiah and a Southern woman write-Weekend words

Isaiah and a Southern woman write-Weekend words

Isaiah 61:1-4 ESV "The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to proclaim the year … Continue reading Isaiah and a Southern woman write-Weekend words