Clinic Devotional

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...

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...

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...

CALLING ALL GIFTS

She is 15. She is perky and bright-eyed. And she can dance. She is a competitive dancer who represents Texas all over the country....

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. ...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Dressing Down

DRESSING DOWN Bruce Leibert, M.D. During Holy Week, a friend and patient was emergently hospitalized for the first time in his life.  His supra-ventricular tachycardia (SVT)...

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...

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...

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