Monthly Family Update – May 2018

Here are the contents of this month’s newsletter:

  1. Publication Update
  2. Today’s Christian Living“Ask Dr. Walt” column
  3. Last Month’s Events
  4. Upcoming Events

1) Publication Update

My World War II book about my dad’s experiences on the Southern “Forgotten” Front from Anzio to the end of the war is still being shopped. One publisher has indicated an interest, if I shorten the manuscript. We’re still waiting to hear from many others.

Also, I understand that I’ll have a contract in hand for a new health book early next week. Tentatively titled “60 Tips for Folks Over 60,” it will be co-authored by my friend Phil Bishop, EdD. The manuscript will be due in either November or December.

2) Today’s Christian Living “Ask Dr. Walt” column

I enjoy being able to answer questions from the readers of Today’s Christian Livingmagazine in my “Ask Dr. Walt” column. Here are the Q&A’s from the April/May 2018 issue. I hope you’ll consider getting a subscription:

  • Weighty Advice on Weight Loss Supplements
    • I eat yogurt with active cultures every day. Do I still need to take a probiotic supplement? —Yogurt Fan in Oklahoma
  • Dying to Find a Good Diet
    • What’s the best diet for weight loss? Everyone has an opinion. What’s yours? I’ve tried several to no avail. —Dieter in Delaware
  • Purpose-Driven Probiotics
    • Once I’ve taken probiotics for a few months, will the positive bacteria remain in my system, or do I have to keep taking them? —Intestinal Issues in Illinois
  • Spicing up Your Salt
    • What’s the deal with Himalayan salt? Are their health benefits worth it? Are there any contaminants? —Salt Seeker in Rhode Island
  • Nuts about Nuts
    • A friend swears a handful of nuts each day is actually healthy. But I thought they were high in fat and calories. Can you settle our argument? —Nutritionally Oriented in New Hampshire

3) Last Month’s Events

  • Apr 19-21: Barb and I were in Cincinnati, OH, where I taught on “Building a Spiritual Care Team in Clinical Care” at the Christian Community Health Fellowship’sAnnual Conference, Risen & Awake. We found the attendees to be much younger than we expected and a very worshipful crowd. It was a delight to worship with them. My two sessions on “How to Build a Spiritual Care Team” were both packed and the discussions were insightful and enthusiastic. On top of all this, we were able to visit dear friends from our Kissimmee days, Sam and Nancy Cunningham, who now live in Cincinnati.
  • Apr 24-29: Barb and I attended an AMA RUCmeeting in Chicago. I’ve served as a RUC Commissioner since 1992 and am likely in my last term doing so. But Barb always loves her fall and spring trips to downtown Chicago. It’s still a magical city to her after all these years. What a grand time we had including great meals at The Purple Pig, Bandera, Beatrix, Eataly, and Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak, & Stone Crab. All were a delight and had superb service and delicious food. We quite enjoyed a Wednesday matinée of the Broadway musical, Hamilton. It quite touched us both. We found it unique and very well written, choreographed, and acted/sung.
  • But, without a doubt, the highlight of our trip was an incredible blessing we experienced by being able to visit a young man who I delivered 27 years ago. He has Acute Leukemia and is an inpatient at the oncology unit at Northwestern Hospital. We shared an extremely meaningful time with he and his family and a great time of prayer together. His name is Dustin should the Lord lead you to pray for him.

4) Upcoming Events

6) Past Issues of our family newsletter

You can get more information on many of our upcoming events here.