What’s in a gift?

What’s in a gift?

Recently I led a mission trip to Central America were we provided medical, dental, and behavioral health services to a local orphanage, and surrounding community.  We had a large group of students and families, with a variety of backgrounds in age range, faiths, and...
Influenza: Let’s set the record straight

Influenza: Let’s set the record straight

Temperatures are dipping nationwide, but flu season is heating up this year. Forty-three states are reporting higher than normal flu activity this season.  I’ve been lucky, I’ve only had the full blown flu twice in my life. Both times as a college student. The stress,...
Disaster Everywhere: What can I do?

Disaster Everywhere: What can I do?

I’m just a normal person. I never majored in disaster preparedness, though it’s always been a field of interest. And I never even seem to be in town when the ubiquitous mini-earthquakes hit Loma Linda. But I am definitely my father’s daughter. Working in an ER for 30...
Drought

Drought

About a month ago I was chatting with my cousin and the issue of lawn care came up. I randomly asked if he’d adjusted his watering schedule due to the drought. With a perplexed look he responded, “No, why would I do that?” “Because we’re in a drought” I replied...