I WORK EVERY DAY WITH EYES. AS WE AGE, OUR EYES CHANGE IN MANY WAYS. I TELL PATIENTS THAT JUST BECAUSE THEY HAVE CATARACTS, IT DOES NOT MEAN THEIR EYES ARE UNHEALTHY.
WHEN I WAS A YOUNG MAN I SHARED WITH PATIENTS, I HOPED I WOULD GET THEM. THEY WERE PUZZLED WHY I WOULD SAY SUCH A THING. I WOULD EXPLAIN WE ALL GET THEM IF WE LIVED LONG ENOUGH. I WAS HOPEFUL GOD WOULD ALLOW ME TO EARN MY SET.
THREE YEARS AGO I HAD CATARACT SURGERY. I AM A BETTER DOC NOW BECAUSE OF THEM. I HAVE NOW SEEN WHAT IT LOOK LIKE TO SEE AND NOT SEE AS YOUR LOOK AS THE WORLD THRU THEM. I NOW KNOW AND UNDERSTAND THE ANXIETY AS YOU LAY ON A TABLE AT DIFFERENT LIGHTS AS THE SOMEONE CUTS ON ONE OR BOTH OF OUR MOST PRECIOUS OF GIFTS.
PEOPLE OFTEN TAKE OFF THEIR GLASSES AND CLEAN THEM OVER AND OVER. I DID THE SAME. THEY KNOW THERE IS A FILM OVER THEIR EYES AND OFTEN SAY JUST THAT. THEY ARE RIGHT BUT THE FILM IS NOT ON THEIR EYEGLASS LENSES BUT IN THE CRYSTALINE LENS ONE THIRD FROM THE FRONT OF THE EYE.
THEY OFTEN NOTICE GLARE AT NIGHT AS ONE OF THEIR FIRST SYMPTOMS. THEY ALSO ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR MORE LIGHT. AS THE LENS DARKENS, ITS LIKE THEY ARE WEARING SUNGLASSES INSIDE THE HOUSE. OFTEN JUST BY ADDING A BRIGHT LED LIGHT NEAR WHERE THEY READ HELPS AS MUCH AS AN RX UPDATE.
I EXPLAIN, WE NEED TO INCREASE THE LIGHT TO MAKE UP FOR THE LACK OF. EVEN AS I EXPLAIN THIS EACH AND EVERY TIME, I THINK OF THE BIBLE, ANOTHER GIFT GOD HAS ALLOWED US. THE WORLD IS A VERY DARK PLACE, GETTING WORSE EACH DAY. WE NEED TO FLOOD OUR HEARTS WITH LIGHT TO MAKE UP FOR THE LACK OF!
As you come up our drive and after you cross the small creek,you pass between two field stone
pillars that match the stones on our home. There is a light atop both of them . Right now, one is green and the the side is white. The green light is to show support for all the people who serve our military as well
as those who have done so in the past.
At Christmas i hang white lights along the 4 rail horse fence. We change the white one to red and
The entryway is good to go. The placement of the red and green has a reason behind it as well.
It may seem to be be random but Iassure you is not the case.
On a plane the red light is always on the left side and the green is on the right side. green and right both
have 5 letters and this was how I was taught to remember as a boy. This applies to boats as well.
Our oldest son, Josh, is a navel aviator. He and his wonderful wife , Christina, are a week or two from going
to Japan. They have lived in several places over the last few years. They lived in Fallon Nevada
most recently and we were blessed to have all of our boys and their girls under our roof and together
Since they aproached our farm from the west the right light was green and the left one was on the left
came home. When they were out east in Va it was the reversed. Japan is on the other side of the world
so I am not sure what I will do. I have not stepped it off but am told it is about as far east to west as it is
west to east.
God is a concerned loving Father who loves you so much! He has made a way for you to come
home through his son Jesus. The porch light of heaven is on . You have a green light my friend.
Because of the red blood of Jesus ,your sins are forgiven . Your approach is cleared as well as all your sins.
As far as the east is from the west,so far has removed our transgressions from us.
Yesterday I went out to check on the horses. It has again been vey hot here of late and a daily chore
to top off the water troughs will cool clear water.As I make my rounds the horses ususlly get excited when they hear the sound of our old red ATV. Because this vehicle usally has horse feeds as well as carrots, we c call it "Chuck" short for chuck wagon .
There is a mare and two young ones in the south pasture. I whistled and they did not come. I banged on the
red tubes on the gate with the scooper. It makes a sound that sounds like a hillbilly dinner bell. I had seen them the evening before and knew they were ok. I surmised they had found a place with a breeze and had it made in the shade.
I set the bright orange bucket filled with feed and carrots in front of the gate. This bucket was a physical reminder for me to "lets do this later". I had some mowing to do and that filled several hours of the afternoon. I kept looking down at the water tank seeing they had not yet drank from it and for the first time became a little concerned.
I went down to the gate and did the two tone whistle my dad taught me. I do this in honor of him and have taught my sons to do the same. They all would turn and prick up their earsand know it was me if I did this even in a crowd.
I banged again on the gate and in no time flat heard the three of them flat out running as hard as they could
go. They seemed happy to see me and even more to see Chuck .They were breathing heavy as they devoured their snacks.
My friend I believe God is calling all of us. As we read Scripture, we learn he calls us all differently . Many people tell me after I speak that I missed my calling. I would quite my practice and enroll in seminary school tomorrow if I felt in my heart that is what God wanted for me. I answered my "call to the see" many years ago. I love the interaction I have with patients for the most part. I never would have believed God would and could could use me to write these stories for his glory.
He has blended and used the very things I love and hold dear such as horses, hunting , and rivers . I am often very surprised at how stories and lessons come together in such a way that I know it is not me but him working through me. Here is the exciting part, he wants to do the same with you. You may not be called to write or do eyes but you are being called . What do you do that gives you joy and satisfaction? There is your best clue in regard to what God is calling you to do.
I pray that at times this website feeds you. I write for all God's people and not just those who gather under the steeple. All I know is when I do this with the hope of pleasing my Savior, it just feels so "write"!
Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things
you do not know. Jeremiah 33:3
When you empty yourself, God rushes in.
For the man who prays in his heart ,the whole world is a church.