Tuesday, July 27, 2021


How does a person prepare for loss? How does a person maintain hope when at death’s door? How does a person have confidence in his faith when he wakes up to the worst possible situation? The incredible journey in this true story, as told by author Dave Wall, will take you to the brink of what every person will someday face: the death of a loved one. You will laugh and cry while finding answers to some of life’s toughest questions.

DNR - Do Not Resuscitate, is told in a deeply personal way. It will take you through the dramatic story of Dave’s wife’s double brain aneurysm that struck the morning of August 6, 2020. You will see an amazing puzzle come together one piece at a time. The story points directly to the fact Dave and his family were prepared by God Himself for this tragedy. You will see hope when no hope is visible. You will see confident faith overcoming daily hurdles that never seem to end. And you will learn how to live a win-win life no matter the circumstances.

( I had the honor of writing the forward for Dave Wall book because we are personal friends with he and his wife, Cindy. Together we served in Papua New Guinea with Ethnos360 formally New Tribes Mission for several years. You will not be able to put the book down as Dave writes about the trial that came into their life. It will challenge and encourage your faith all at the same time and cause you to tear up. And, it will make you ask yourself, what if that happened to me or one of my loved ones? What or Who would I be holding onto for strength, wisdom and comfort? You will not be sorry you bought this one and I pretty sure you will be telling others about it.) You will find this on Amazon.com, Kindle or paper back.

Tuesday, July 13, 2021


I was at the hospital the other day to have a test  that required the doctors to put me under so I would be comfortable through the test.  The test only took  20 minutes at the most...BUT...due to the meds used to put me out,  it Felt like I was only out for ONE  minute!   One minute I was breathing in pure oxygen, the next I was waking up in the test room with nurses checking me over to make sure I was ok.  It was a very strange feeling, literally I lost those 20 some minutes during the procedure.     I remember thinking that was an easy test, no bad side affects.   

I kind of hope that is how death is.  No matter the minutes it takes after I take my last earthly breathe till I awake in eternity, hope it only feels like a minutes, no, a second.  Hope that space of time from earthly living to heavenly living is short and painless. 

That one minutes feeling has got me stuck thinking about time here on earth.  The Bible is clear Psalm 90:1-10 that God and man view it differently which makes a huge difference how we conduct our lives.  Man has no power over death, but God can, has, and will overcome time and death by the power of the resurrection.  To God, these thousands of years pass swiftly, "like yesterday...like a watch in the night. "

Man's view of time is the days of our lives are seventy years; and if by reason of strength they are eighty years, yet their boast is only labor and sorrow; for  it is soon cut off, and we fly away , Psalm 89:47-48.  

As of today, I have lived: (give or take a few minutes and seconds)
894 months
21,210 days
65, 3040 hours
39,182,400 minutes

  At 74 I am praying I will live maybe 10-15 years more.  Spiritually I am ready to go home to cross that gap between life here on earth and life in heaven.  Humanely, I would like to stay around a few more years.  Actually,  I am content to leave time up to God, He has a purpose for me here on earth or I would not be here.  It gives me comfort that, "my time to go" is in God's hands just as the start of me was in His hands.  

For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Roman 8:38-39