If life is a poem, be the poet. If life is a story, be the author. If life is an adventure, be the hero. To live any other way is a waste of this experience we call life. -Dr. Steve Maraboli
I want to share two pieces of wisdom you will hear in our episode today.
Firstly, always pursue your dreams. Each one of us has a unique set of talents and abilities that distinguish us from others. It is vital to utilize these strengths to reach our goals and aspirations. Never let fear or doubt hold you back from achieving your true desires in life. Your life is a gift to be given back to God.
Secondly, always stay true to yourself. Be firm in your values and beliefs that guide you in life, and it is essential to always uphold them. Stay grounded and humble, and treat others with the same kindness and respect that you would want for yourself.
In conclusion, I am grateful for our friendship and the incredible memories shared. I have no doubt of the love of the Father you are abiding in. "You have my permission to visit me from the Cloud of Witnesses, that invitation does not surprise you in the least." What an inspired friendship we share.
The future as we are inspired to know is bright and full of endless possibilities. You have given me the wonderful honor to know your family and love your wife. In honor and gratitude you have inspired me with the ability to achieve greatness, and I will always hold your words of wisdom close to my heart.
God is not merely at your fingertips but within your grasp. Live each day like a child digging through an antique treasure chest rifling for the next discovery. Open your arms and your eyes to the God who stands in plain sight and works miracles in your midst. Look for him in your workdays and weekends, in your meeting-filled Mondays and your lazy Saturdays. Search for him in the snowy sunsets and Sabbaths, seasons of Lent and sitting at your table. Pray for—and expect—wonder. For when you search for God, you will discover him.
The Frontier Doctor by Urling Coe
This book was originally published in 1940, and we’re fortunate that Oregon State University Press brought it forward in its series Northwest Reprints in 1996. It reads just as fresh today, brimming with the enthusiasm of a young doctor starting his practice in an almost brand-new town, today’s Bend, Oregon. Here’s a sample: “I was so interested in the booming town, so fascinated with the wild west country, so enmeshed in the dizzy whirl of my practice, with its endless problems and responsibilities, that Spring flew by before I was aware of it.”
Dr. Urling C. Coe recounts his steep learning curve dealing with country living and country notions of medicine. Most everything was a challenge. Travelling for hours in a buggy or on horseback to assist with childbirth, dealing with a typhoid epidemic in a community that had few houses much less sanitary outhouses (people relied on “privy vaults, sometimes), and even less idea of infection control. He notes the difficulty of treating patients with high fevers. There was no refrigeration. Ice was scarce and hard to get, requiring a trip to caves fourteen miles outside of town. Once there one had to chop ice out of the floor of the caves, hoist it to the surface, and then haul it to town.
Coe dealt with prostitution on the frontier, horse thieves, and especially the ignorance and suspicion about “New Medicine.” He found acceptance of the methods of doctoring he learned in school were often foreign in the town and outlying areas. Coe remained in what was really a “post-frontier” outpost until 1918, when he relocated to Portland. His reminiscences easily provide a practical appreciation of living in the Far West as more “civilization” took hold. He sheds light on appreciation for the land and its beauty, but he also adopts local sensibilities that the land’s resources should be extracted and developed for economic security.
I wish that Coe would have included more dates to track his progress, and an Index would have greatly served research of this volume as a primary source.
Michael Helquist, author, MARIE EQUI: Radical Politics and Outlaw Passions.
Steve's Benediction Prayer
Heavenly Father, we thank You that You are the imagination.
The destiny we have in our heart is you and the gifts that we possess are free you
I thank you for being with us today. I thank you for looking after (us) Joe cleaning up his lungs giving him rest and giving him healing given a rejuvenation. Thank you that our time together is also just rejuvenating and healing to all of us even in places. Deep in our hearts are laying on the ocean floor that you take care of all of those things no matter where they are because they're not out of your reach. Thank you for blessing each person and taking care of them and continuing to reveal yourself in greater ways. I thank you for just your love being such a tangible thing for each one of us today.
In Jesus name, Amen.
I want to give him my destiny as a gift.
I'm Kristen Wambach
I'm all grown up (I think?) Along my journey of searching for answers, I found them. I went from spiritual blindness to OMG! With a driving niche as an entrepreneur. I love hanging out with our four sons, riding with my husband on his Harley, and creating all things hospitality. My mission? To help others see "beyond" and own their awesomeness within!
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