Monthly Family Update – January 2020

Here are the contents of this month’s newsletter:

  1. Calling All “Bryson City” Fans – Join an Exclusive Club
  2. Interview on Chris Fabry Live
  3. Interview on Christian Doctors’ Digest
  4. A column in Today’s Christian Living
  5. Answers to last month’s prayers
  6. Prayer requests for this month
  7. Past Issues

1) Calling All “Bryson City” Fans – Join an Exclusive Club

Covers from my three Bryson City books

Of my 33 books, by far the most popular (and best-selling) are the three from my medical practice years (1981-1985) in Bryson City, North Carolina (Bryson City TalesSeasons, and Secrets). Many have requested I write about my days of practice in Kissimmee. Well, I have great news for you. 

I’m excited to tell you that I’m releasing the first of two books about Kissimmee called “The Best Medicine: Tales of Humor and Hope from a Small-Town Doctor” in September 2020. 

I wanted you to be that I’m putting together a book launch team called “Kissimmee Kowboys.”  If you’d like to help me tell other people about “The Best Medicine,” I’d love to have you join the team. Here are some of the exciting benefits you’ll receive: 

  • Read a free copy of my book before anyone else 
    • Get exclusive access to ask me questions
    • Be a member of a private Facebook page with me
    • Feel great knowing that you’re helping me minister to readers 

However, I will be up-front to tell you that work is involved if you join my launch team. I’m looking for people who have the time and desire to spread word of mouth on a frequent basis. Here are some of the activities that are required if you join the team: 

  • Read my book and tell me your favorite parts or quotes 
    • Post a review about my book on Amazon or Goodreads 
    • Share information about my book on your social media pages 
    • Pre-order my book or buy a copy for a friend 

I don’t take your support lightly. If you join my launch team, we’ll have a lot of fun while we get the word out together. Let me know you’d like to participate by emailing me the information below to 

  • Name
  • Email address 
  • Cell phone number
  • Home address
  • Enter Facebook or Instagram URL link 

Once I receive your information, I’ll get back to you shortly with more details.

One of my heroes in the new book is rancher Geech Partin. His wife, Connie, was an artist and painted a fresco of Geech and his livestock on the shores of Lake Toho on the plaster wall of their dining room. Pictures from that fresco have been patched together into a working draft of a cover for the new book.

2) Chris Fabry Live Radio Program

I was honored to “spend an hour” with my friend, Chris Fabry, on his nationally-broadcast Moody Radio program, “Chris Fabry Live,” on December 3, 2019. We discussed my most recent book, Fit over 50: Make Simple Choices Today for a Healthier, Happier You, and took questions from callers. Here is a link to the program (or click here). You can click on “Listen” to hear the audio. Let me know what you think.

3) Christian Doctors’ Digest

I was also honored to “spend some time” with my friend, Mike Chupp, MD, the new CEO of the Christian Medical Association, as we discussed my newest book, Fit over 50: Make Simple Choices Today for a Healthier, Happier You on his Christian Doctors’ Digest. Here is a link to the program (or click here). You can click on “Listen” to hear the audio. Let me know what you think.

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

I enjoy being able to answer questions from the readers of Today’s Christian Living magazine in my “Ask Dr. Walt” column. Here are the Q&As from the January 2020 issue You can click on any you’re interested in reading. I hope you’ll consider getting a subscription:

  • Eat Like a Greek!
    • As we head for New Year’s, folks always start thinking about weight loss. What’s the best diet overall? Do any of them really work? —Overweight in Oklahoma
  • Don’t Eat Like a Southerner!
    • Those of us who live in Mississippi are told our diets are deplorable. Besides the fact that others have called my people ‘deplorable,’ I kinda like the food down here and think the food is marvelous and delicious. Any thoughts? —Marveling in Mississippi
  • Healthful Nutrition for Children
    • My husband and I were reading about the obesity epidemic in America and were disheartened at just how many children are obese. What recommendations do you have for those of us with young children or grandchildren? —Feeding Kids in Kansas

5) Answers to Last Month’s Prayers

  • Dec 24-30: We visited in Decatur, Georgia, to be with son, Scott, daughter-in-love, Jennifer, and granddaughters, Anna Kate and Sarah for Christmas. We rejoiced in a Christ-centered, warm-memory-creating, family-filled time together.

6) Prayer Requests for Upcoming Events

  • Jan 3-5: Barb and I will enjoy a 3-day retreat together in Denver celebrating her birthday and visiting the Denver Art Museum to view a Monet exhibit
  • Jan 16: I turn in the first draft of my next book, The Handbook of Natural Medications for Common Conditions: The Truth About the Most Effective Herbs, Vitamins, and Supplements, to my dear friend and editor, Cindy Lambert.
  • Jan 19: Barb and I will be sharing, along with our Re-Engage Marriage Ministry Team at all four services at Academy Christian Church (ACC). 
  • Jan 22: Our ACC Re-Engage Marriage Ministry Team will be launching our first semester of ministry. We’re praying for 30-40 couples to enter this remarkable discipleship ministry with us. You can learn more about Re-Engage here.

7) Past Issues of our family newsletter

  • December 2019
  • 1) Calling All “Bryson City” Fans – Join an Exclusive Club
  • 2) Today’s Christian Living “Ask Dr. Walt” column
  • November 2019
  • 1) Just released, my newest book, “Fit over 50”
  • 2) Interview about “Fit over 50” with Dr. James Dobson
  • 3) Encouraging Letter
  • October 2019
  • 1) Just released, my newest book, “Fit over 50”
  • 2) Interview about “Fit over 50” with Dr. James Dobson

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

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3 Responses to Monthly Family Update – January 2020

  1. Nina Crowell says:

    I would like to be a part of the team for the
    Book you are writing on Kissimmee

  2. Nina Crowell says:

    Nina Crowell
    3800 Town Center Blvd
    Orlando FL 32837

    I would like to be a part of your team for the book on Kissimmee

  3. Hi Nina Sue,

    I’ll put you on the list. I appreciate your willingness.

    It was great to see you last fall. Have a Happy New Year.


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