Monthly Family Update – February 2020

Here are the contents of this month’s newsletter:

  1. Do You Want to on MY “SUPER BOWL” Team?
  2. Answers to last month’s prayers
  3. Prayer requests for this month
  4. Past Issues

1) Do You Want to Be on My “SUPER BOWL” Team?

I’m excited to tell you that I’m releasing the first of two books about my practice days in Kissimmee (1985-2001) in September 2020. And, I’m putting together a SUPER BOWL team of folks to tell their family and friends about it. Team members get to: 

  • Read a free copy of my book well before anyone else 
  • Be a part of a private Facebook page with me as well as have exclusive access to ask me questions
  • View my exclusive interviews with some of the “characters” in the book
  • Helping me minister to readers 

For more details, email me at Here’s the cover:


2) Current Book Projects

Some of you have written to ask about my current writing projects. Here is an update:

  • War Horses: A World War II Hero’s Stories of Savagery, Stallions, and Saving the Lipizzaners” – this WW2 book about my father’s exploits is in the hands of a great writer and friend, Dave Lambert. He’s helping me prepare 2-3 chapters that will be “shopped” to various publishers this Spring. I’m praying we find one that’s interested in publishing it.
  • Forgotten: World War II Stories of a Front-Line Dogface Soldier and the 30th Infantry Regiment from the Anguish of Anzio to the Bliss at Berchtesgaden” – this WW2 book, also about my dad’s exploits, will not be “shopped” until the first one is accepted.
  • The Best Medicine: Tales of Humor and Hope from a Small-Town Doctor” – I’ve received the edits back from my two editors (Cindy Lambert [Dave’s wife] and Vicki Crumpton). I’m working hard to complete my edits and get it back to them by February 21. The book is scheduled for release on October 6, 2020. Here’s the cover:
  • The Handbook of Natural Medications for Common Conditions: The Truth About the Most Effective Herbs, Vitamins, and Supplements” – is currently being reviewed by several dozen medical professionals for accuracy and also undergoing a “first look” by Cindy Lambert. I’m expecting their input by February 21 and will incorporate their edits and turn in the book on March 4. Whew. That book is scheduled for publication in April 2021.
  • Finally, the second Kissimmee book, yet untitled, is due to the publisher on September 1 and will be published in 2021.

3) Answers to Last Month’s Prayers

  • Jan 3-5: Barb and I had a wonderful three-day retreat together in Denver celebrating her birthday and visiting the Denver Art Museum to view the Monet exhibit. It was a restful, relaxing, and rejuvenating time for us.
  • Jan 19: Barb and I shared, along with our Re-Engage Marriage Ministry Team, at all four services at Academy Christian Church. The outpouring of support was unexpected and very gratifying.
  • Jan 22: Our ACC Re-Engage Marriage Ministry Team launched our first semester of ministry. We were praying for 30-35 couples to enter this remarkable discipleship ministry with us. To our shock, 48 couples (our maximum) signed up and another 20 couples are on the waiting list for the fall semester. Thanks SO much for praying with us about this. You can learn more about Re-Engage here.

4) Prayer Requests for Upcoming Events

  • Every Wednesday evening, we have 8 Re-Engage small-groups meeting. Barb and I have six delightful couples in our group. Please pray for protection for these couples as they wrestle with strengthening their marriages.
  • Feb 7: I have a Morning Star Development Board Meeting via conference call. Please pray for wisdom for our group.
  • Otherwise, I’d appreciate your prayers as I spend this month in intensive writing for “The Best Medicine” and “The Handbook of Natural Medicines.”

5) Past Issues of our family newsletter

  • January 2020
    • Calling All “Bryson City” Fans – Join an Exclusive Club
    • Christian Doctors’ Digest Interview
    • Chris Fabry Live Interview
    • Today’s Christian Living “Ask Dr. Walt” column
  • December 2019
    • Join an Exclusive Club
    • Today’s Christian Living “Ask Dr. Walt” column
  • November 2019
    • Just released, my newest book, “Fit over 50”
    • Interview about “Fit over 50” with Dr. James Dobson
    • Encouraging Letter

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

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2 Responses to Monthly Family Update – February 2020

  1. Judy Makinson says:

    Hope I don’t miss or haven’t missed anything in whatever I’m supposed to do for being a part of the team you are creating for the Kowboy book. Just making sure. Thx. Judy Makinson

  2. Haven’t missed a thing. Will be back with the Launch Team in March.


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