Wednesday’s Ask Dr. Walt — Advice for Better ZZZs

I enjoy being able to answer questions from the readers of Today’s Christian Living magazine in my “Ask Dr. Walt” column. Here’s a recent Q&A about better sleep: Continue reading

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Monday Memo — Who’s Who in the World

Wow. I just received a notice that I’ll be listed in the 2021 edition of “Who’s Who in the World.” Continue reading

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Friday’s COVID Vaccine Update — The Vaccine and Allergies

My friends at ConsumerLab.com have a great update on the COVID vaccine and all the allergies you’ve been hearing about. Below are some details. I use this information to answer questions my patients have about taking th COVID vaccine with a history of allergies to anything.

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Wednesday’s Ask Dr. Walt — The Bible and Doctors

I enjoy being able to answer questions from the readers of Today’s Christian Living magazine in my “Ask Dr. Walt” column. Here’s a recent Q&A about preventive medicine: Continue reading

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Monday Memo — Dr. Walt Interview with IHI

I have loved serving as a visiting professor at the In His Image Family Medicine Residency Program in Tulsa, OK, a program that trains young family medicine residents for a life of missionary service. Enis Sakirgil, MD, the president of their alumni association interviewed me recently. I thought you might like to read this.

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Friday’s COVID Vaccine update — Changing the Dosing Schedule for the Vaccine

The news the last couple of days has centered on some experts recommending altering the COVID vaccine schedule approved by the FDA. Using 1/2 doses of the Moderna vaccine in some folks, delaying the second shot in other folks, etc. Now the FDA and the companies have strongly disagreed with these suggestions.

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Thursday’s COVID update — Immune Boosters for COVID (the flu and the cold, Part 2)

YOU CAN FIND PART ONE OF THE Q&A HERE.

Dear Dr. Walt,

I know you support natural medicines (herbs, vitamins, and supplements) that are safe and effective for various conditions. So, what are your thoughts about the cornucopia of over-the-counter products being hawked to boost our immune system to prevent or treat infections such as COVID-19, influenza, and the common cold? — Concerned in Colorado

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Wednesday’s Ask Dr. Walt — Immune Boosters for COVID (the flu and the cold, Part 1)

Dear Dr. Walt,

I know you support natural medicines (herbs, vitamins, and supplements) that are safe and effective for various conditions. So, what are your thoughts about the cornucopia of over-the-counter products being hawked to boost our immune system to prevent or treat infections such as COVID-19, influenza, and the common cold? — Concerned in Colorado

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Monday Memo — “Fit over 50” book for only $1.99

Greetings and I hope you and yours have a warm, memory-creating, family-filled, healthy, and blessed New Year. To help with those New Year resolutions, I’m delighted to announce that Harvest House Publishers is doing a special $1.99 promotion for my book, ” Fit over 50: Make Simple Choices for a Healthier, Happier You.”

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Monthly Family Update – January 2021

Here are the contents of this month’s newsletter:

  •  “The Best Medicine” right at death’s door
  • “Fit over 50” e-book promotion for $1.99
  • “Colorado Springs Gazette” features Barb and Walt
  • “Who’s Who in the World” features Walt
  • Answers to last month’s prayers
  • Prayer requests for this month
  • Past Issues

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Wednesday’s Ask Dr. Walt — Living Longer

I enjoy being able to answer questions from the readers of Today’s Christian Living magazine in my “Ask Dr. Walt” column. Here’s a recent Q&A about preventive medicine: Continue reading

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Monday Memo — Colorado Springs Gazette Features Barb and Walt

Well, our local paper, the Colorado Springs Gazette, sure had a big ole surprise for Barb and me in the Sunday paper yesterday. Continue reading

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Bryson City Christmas First (Part 2)

This is from the twenty-second chapter from my best-selling book, Bryson City Seasons, which is the sequel to Bryson City TalesI hope that you’ll enjoy going back to Bryson City with me each week and that if you do, you’ll be sure to invite your friends and family to join us.

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A Bryson City Christmas First (Part 1)

This is from the twenty-second chapter from my best-selling book, Bryson City Seasons, which is the sequel to Bryson City TalesI hope that you’ll enjoy going back to Bryson City with me each week and that if you do, you’ll be sure to invite your friends and family to join us.

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A Six-Minute Christmas Blessing From “Cuz” Bagley

Harry “Cuz” Bagley was the father of my friend Rick in Western North Carolina. Harry’s book, “Listening to the Grass Grow,” is a favorite of mine. You don’t want to miss this short six-minute Radio Play of a heart-warming Christmas story from “Cuz.” I hope it’s as much a Christmas blessing for you as it was for me.

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A Christmas Child Who Changed the World

Christmas is a time of hope and blessings, a celebration of life and salvation. The Scriptures teach us that children are a blessing from God. It has also been said that the birth of each new child is a sign that God has not yet given up on this world.

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Merry Christmas 2020

Barb and I hope you and yours are having a Christ-centered, warm-memory-creating, family-filled Christmas and that you each have a most Blessed New Year.  Continue reading

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A Christmas Story – Part 3

Two days ago, I began a Christmas story that came from my book Bryson City Seasons (Part 1 can be found here and Part 2 here). This is the finale. I hope it’s been a Christmas blessing. And I pray you and yours have a Christ-centered, warm-memory-creating, family-filled Christmas and a Blessed New Year. Continue reading

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A Christmas Story – Part 2

Here’s Part 2 of a Christmas story from my book, Bryson City Seasons. If you missed Part 1, you can find it here. The finale will appear tomorrow afternoon, on Christmas eve. I hope it will be a blessing for you and yours: Continue reading

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A Christmas Story – Part 1

My most popular books, at least based on sales and letters, are the Bryson City series. In the second book in this series, Bryson City Seasons, I wrote about an encounter with a patient on Christmas 1982 in Bryson City, North Carolina. Today, tomorrow, and on Christmas eve, I’ll be excerpting the story for you and hope it will be a Christmas blessing for you and yours: Continue reading

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Ask Dr. Walt — Avoiding Christmas tree and holiday allergies

Okay, it’s really Tuesday, but I start a special series tomorrow, so I’m moving this one up a day:

Dear Dr. Walt,

My and my family’s allergies always seem to kick up during the Christmas holidays. Any suggestions?

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Monday Memo — If the origin of Christmas is “pagan,” should Christians celebrate the holiday?

As we approach the Christmas holiday, Christians will often be challenged by those who note the “pagan” origin of Christmas. As a result, some Christians believe we should not celebrate the holiday at all, given the origin of its elements. Continue reading

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SERMON: The Star of Bethlehem

Here is the text of a sermon I presented in 2015 on “The Star of Bethlehem” at the Little Log Church in Palmer Lake, Colorado. Of interest, the church is at the base of Sundance Mountain, which is the home of the historic “Star of Palmer Lake.”

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Christmas trees and trappings can fan fire risk

The risk of burns increases over the holiday season because people are cooking more, putting up potentially flammable decorations and using fireplaces and candles.  What can you do to reduce your family’s risk? Continue reading

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Was Jesus’ birth really predicted in the Hebrew Scriptures?

I love the writing of Randall Niles, who serves at AllAboutGod.com. http://allaboutgod.com/ He sends out emails from time-to-time entitled “Think Blast!” I thought his Christmas one was super and that you might enjoy it: Continue reading

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Is the COVID Vaccine Safe? (from cultural commentator Jim Denison)

One of my favorite Christian cultural commentators is Jim Denison. I’d encourage you to consider subscribing to his Daily Article. I thought you’d enjoy his December 17 article, Are the vaccines safe? Answers to common questions and a prayer for knowledge and discernment. Continue reading

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COVID Vaccine — Why Should a Christian Take It?

Yesterday I blogged about how I, as a Bible-believing Christian, am comfortable taking and recommending two of the COVID vaccines that may have used aborted fetal cell tissues in testing the vaccine. Today, I want to share a view on another reason Christians should consider the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.  Continue reading

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COVID Vaccine and Aborted Fetus Cells — Part 3 of 3

Yesterday I blogged about how the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines used cell cultures that originated with cells from an aborted fetus to test, but not produce, their vaccines. I said that as a Bible-believing Christian I was comfortable taking and recommending the vaccine. Am I being a hypocrite? Continue reading

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COVID Vaccine and Aborted Fetus Cells — Part 2 of 3

The Christian Medical and Dental Associations (CMDA) have sent to its members a couple of notices on the COVID vaccine and aborted fetal cells. Here’s part two (of two) I’ve adapted for you. Feel free to share this with family, friends, or others in your faith community. Continue reading

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COVID Vaccine and Aborted Fetus Cells — Part 1 of 3

The Christian Medical and Dental Associations (CMDA) have sent to its members a couple of notices on the COVID vaccine and aborted fetal cells. Here’s part one (of two) I’ve adapted for you. Feel free to share this with family, friends, or others in your faith community. Continue reading

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