February 9, 2015 - Radical Hope

Thank you for continuing to faithfully follow my website even though I have not posted regularly for the past several weeks.


Establishing medical clinics in Third World countries is my passion, and this has occupied the majority of my time recently.

In the book I’m currently writing, I take many lessons learned from my marriage and incorporate them into the story. The purpose is to show how our past experiences dramatically affect whom we become, and how those who have loved us never cease to influence our lives.

That being said, I’m encouraged and energized in knowing that my wife would be fully supportive in all that I’m doing even though she is gone. I can’t separate my marriage and love for her from my writing, or from my work abroad.

This is how it should be. We should draw good from those who have shaped us as we do our best to help others in return. In a sense this is the definition of discipleship. It’s impossible to disciple an individual if the love of God is not in our hearts.

I find this an easy correlation. Marriage, according to Scripture, is a direct reflection of Christ’s relationship with his bride, the Church. He designed it this way for a reason, that we may understand just a little better that his love for us is completely unconditional.

I look forward to the year 2015 with its promise and hope.