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...

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...

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...

LET LOOSE THE RADIATION

LET LOOSE THE RADIATION! She was 60 years old.  She weighed 87 pounds.  She looked her stated weight. Grave’s Disease had reduced her to a skeleton.   She had resisted any form of treatment. ...

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...

Bad Pipes

At morning report this AM, I was about to share a thought about the Magi.  Instead, I ended up standing in a pool of sewer water.  As we were working to...

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...

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...

Behind the Mask

 “Quick, everybody put on your masks.”  The photographer came into the classroom to take a yearbook picture.  The children rushed to snap their masks into place for fear of...

Clinic Research

Customizing Asthma Patient Education

Pamela Willson, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, CNE, NE-BC, FAANP Director of Graduate Programs and Leadership and Administration in Nursing

Opioid Crisis

Postpartum Blues

Case Report