The Most Popular Posts for 2018

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Of the over 150 blogs I posted in 2018, here are the twenty that received the largest numbers of unique visitors out of the 80,343 who visited this year. Although not all of the blogs were written in 2018, those from earlier years have, in general, been updated. Enjoy! And, a Happy and Healthy New Year to each of you!! 1) My Recommendations for Eliminating Nausea and Vomiting (Morning Sickness) in Pregnancy2) Taking low-dose aspirin and NSAIDs can be a challenge3) Bible Study: The High Calling of Servanthood4) 10 Reasons Married Women May Not Have A Satisfying Sex Life5) If You Are Going to take Fish Oil — here’s how to take the right amount6) Vaccine Myth #13: Vaccinations are made from aborted babies7) Medical and Spiritual Considerations for Christian…
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Dr. Walt on Focus on the Family Broadcast on Christmas Day

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I wanted to let you know that Focus on the Family is re-airing a Christmas radio special entitled, Reflecting on Christmas Memories, tomorrow, Christmas Day. I am one of the featured guests who shared a favorite Christmas memory on this episode. I hope you can listen in sometime this week. https://www.focusonthefamily.com/media/daily-broadcast/reflecting-on-christmas-memories-pt2
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A Christmas Story – Part 3

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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. (more…)
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Bryson City Tales — The Best Christmas Present Ever (Part 3)

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Bryson City Tales — The Best Christmas Present Ever (Part 3) This is from the twenty-seventh chapter from my best-selling book, Bryson City Tales. I hope that you’ll enjoy going back to Bryson City with me and if you do, you’ll be sure to invite your friends and family to join us. The Best Christmas Present Ever (Part 3) We arrived at Memorial Mission Hospital in Asheville in a driving snowstorm. I dropped Barb at the emergency room entrance and parked the car. By the time I arrived in the ER, Barb had been whisked up to the obstetrics unit and was already being evaluated by the admitting nurse, who had spoken by phone with the admitting physician—Sedrick Porter, M.D. Our admitting nurse, Marie, had been a labor and delivery nurse for her…
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A Christmas Story – Part 1

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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: (more…)
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Monday Memo — Wonderful Encouragement

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In November Barb and I traveled to Louisville and the Southeast Christian Church where we attended and I taught on “Spiritual Interventions in Clinical Care—or How to Become an Everyday Missionary in Healthcare,” at the Global Missions Health Conference. It was wonderful. (more…)
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Bryson City Seasons — Mountain Breakfast

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This is from the thirty-first chapter from my best-selling book, Bryson City Seasons, which is the sequel to Bryson City Tales. I 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. (more…)
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Bryson City Seasons — The Ribbon Cutting

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This is from the thirtieth chapter from my best-selling book, Bryson City Seasons, which is the sequel to Bryson City Tales. I 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. (more…)
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More Ideas for Thanksgiving Left Overs

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Here are a few more creative ways to use your Thanksgiving leftovers and get the most for your money. Instead of letting leftovers go to waste, you can easily reuse them to create fresh meals: Left Over Potato Pancakes Eggs Over Stuffing Thanksgiving-Leftovers Shepherd's Pie Homemade Turkey and Left Overs Noodle Soup (more…)
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Give Thanksgiving leftovers a healthy and delicious overhaul

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One of the wonderful things about Thanksgiving dinner is there are often lots of delicious leftovers. You can just warm up a few of your favorite dishes or make a simple turkey sandwich. Here are a few healthful alternatives from the Eating Well magazine. I hope you try them out: Cream of turkey and wild rice soup Creamy carrot and sweet potato soup Greek salad pitas with feta spread and turkey (more…)
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Happy Thanksgiving!

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Thanksgiving traces its origins back to the Pilgrims—those hardy pioneers who arrived on the shores of North America and, against difficult odds, carved a nation out of the wilderness. They came to the New World not seeking fortune, but freedom—especially the freedom to worship God as they wished.  (more…)
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The True Story of Thanksgiving

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After enduring religious persecution in their native England and for twelve years in Holland, the pilgrims sailed for America. They were modest men and women with a great hope and inward zeal. They rested in the providence of God that He was leading them to a land of religious freedom to advance the gospel of the kingdom of Christ. (more…)
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