I have felt recently a desire to start blogging about the things that God is teaching me or showing me. I don’t know what the format will ulitmately look like, whether it be once a week, several times a week, really I am unsure about it. I am excited, but yet don’t know all the details yet. I guess that is how God works at times on our lives. He prompts our hearts and says just get started and I will fill in as we go. Really I think it comes down to just being willing. The reality is I don’t even know who reads this blog since I haven’t posted anything in awhile. Part of me thinks this may just be a way for me to put what God is doing in me out there, not to promote me, but to promote Him. I am sure there will be gramatical errors, run on sentences, I am not going to go over it with a fine comb or toothbrush. (However you say that saying!!) It’s really God and my time with Him and what he is teaching me. May God get all the glory, may I be transparent with what He is showing and doing in me. Some of this may end up as a youth lesson or even a sermon. I am just saying “I will, and following where He leads.” (There are several songs that come to mind when I read that, but I won’t go there.)
An atheist was seated next to a little girl on an airplane & he turned to her and said, Do you want to talk? Flights go quicker if you strike up a conversation with your fellow passengers. The little girl, who had just started to read her book replied to the total stranger, What do you want to talk about? Oh I dont know he said, how about why there is no God or no Heaven or Hell or no life after d……eath? (as he smiled smugly). OK, she said. Those could be interesting topics, but let me ask you a question first. A horse, a cow, & a deer all eat the same stuff – grass. Yet a deer excretes little pellets, while a cow turns out a flat patty, but a horse produces clumps. Why do you suppose that is? The man visibly surprised by the little girls intelligence thinks about it & says, hmmm, I have no idea. To which the girl replies, do you really feel qualified to discuss God, Heaven, Hell or life after death when you dont know crap? And then she went back to reading her book.
It just dawned on me that I haven’t updated the blog in some time and as I have been adding these videos I realized that I hadn’t mentioned much about the move to the new clinic. Kristee had been looking for a new location in Haysville for about a year and they finally found a place that was right down the road. What is great about this place is the fact that it’s visibility from the street is way better than he old location. There were still patients that would come in and say that they didn’t even know she was there. With her new building she has a great sign with awesome visibility along Main street in Haysville. This is a real blessing from God to get this new place. It is much bigger than her old location and allows for better flow through the clinic. Here is video footage of me moving a fridge from the old clinic to the new clinic that was only a couple blocks away. I think we could make a commercial out of this one. Roll video then ask “Are you dumb?” Come see Dopps Chiropractic for all your aches and pains for being an idiot.
I just made a quick little trailer using iMovie 11 movie trailer feature. I have been wanting to do it for since getting the new iLife. It was really quick and easy to do. Hope to get a chance to put together a video of all the fun that we had today at the pumpkin patch.
Just uploaded some a new photo album of mostly our kids along with a couple of family photos that we took a couple of weeks back. The kids really enjoy playing on this tree and I have been wanting to get some photos of them on this tree for sometime now. Enjoy!!
I just realized that I never added a post about creating an iPhone version of the website. I have actually made one for all my websites. I posted about it on Twitter but never mentioned it here where there might be some that don’t follow me on Twitter. Anyways, it is iPhone friendly now along with being mobile friendly on any device. Those that might check their phones more than on a computer can now load our site that much easier.
For those that don’t know I had my appendix taken out about 2 weeks ago. It was definitely a surprise to me. I was feeling a little discomfort in my lower right side, but tried to blow it off in hopes of it getting better. Although I didn’t put it off long, I tried to ignore it. I decided 2 weeks ago to go get it checked out after a night of little rest.
The doctor said that I wasn’t showing really much pain that is associated with appendicitis, but thought that maybe we caught it early. Before long I was getting x-rays and then a ct scan, and then soon after headed straight to the hospital for possible surgery that Thursday night.
The doctors said that it was inflamed and recommended taking it out. After a little thought and talking I decided it was probably the best thing to do. I had surgery and fortunately got it done laparoscopically so recover time hasn’t been too bad. Probably the two worse things about it had nothing to do with my stomach. I had some of the most intense pain in my shoulders for about 2 days following the surgery due to the air that was pumped into me to balloon me up. And the other thing which would affect anyone with surgery is the exhaustion. I could not believe how tired I was for several days following the surgery. I hate taking afternoon naps, but I had no problems taking naps and then going to bed early at night.
Needless to say I am doing much better now, I go in for my 2 week follow up tomorrow. I thank everyone for their prayers during this time, it has been quite the adventure, not the kind that I want to do again.