The Power of Forgiveness

The Power of Forgiveness Christine Koch, M.D. It began as any other day – early morning hours at the hospital, reviewing nursing notes from the previous night, checking recent lab results and stepping...

A Song of Grace

Nate is 20 years old and a bit nervous about his stage debut in ten days. He has a beautiful singing voice, but seems not to believe that God gave him...

Run!

"You're not running if you don't sweat blood."     Cross Country Coach Lawrence looked me in the eyes and spoke his mantra.  "No blood, no effort."      That was it.  Try...

GROCERY ANGEL

The HEB on Morgan tends to be the quiet grocery store in Harlingen.  I slip over to that one when I want anonymity.  That didn’t work today. I pushed my cart into...

A Depot Drama

Distractions.  Disturbances.  Running wild and going crazy. Is this the way of the Living God? The shepherd boy from Bethlehem wrote this as he was moved by the Holy Spirit: “Be still before...

The Gift

Bruce Leibert, M.D. Tough as leather.  Hard as nails.  Tough nut to crack. Mr. J. could be described by these colorful idioms.  He spent his life drinking, fighting, fuming, and fussing. And cussing.  “This...

ANONYMITY

Anonymity. When I go to the store, I prefer anonymity.  Sunglasses.  Sometimes a ball cap.  Our town is small and it is a chore to keep from being recognized and curb-sided… “Hey Doc!.” I...

Mr. Joseph

Two days ago, I was standing in the middle of our street, greeting a neighbor: "Howdy Mr. Joseph!" "Hello Dr. Bruce!" We hugged one another. He shared some good news about his daughter...

Memory Care

“Remember that face.”  He snarled at me, casting a suspicious glance in my direction. He is 92 and adamantly refuses to use a walker, despite a feeble gait.  He coached high school...

Clinic Research

Postpartum Blues

-Bruce Leibert, MD The Postpartum Blues (PPB) occur during the first ten postpartum days. This transient syndrome consists of fatigue, tearfulness, anxiety, depressed mood, restlessness,...

Case Report