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...

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) hit with a vengeance.  His pulse was...

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. ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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. She has a peptic ulcer. But, 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 shared some good news about his daughter...

Clinic Research

HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Abstract In 2017, the National Human Trafficking Hotline registered 10,949 sex and labor human trafficking (HT) cases. Most HT...

Case Report