Here are the contents of this month’s Family Newsletter:
1) Broadcast about Miscarriage
Have you or a woman you love suffered the heartbreak miscarriage?
Barb and I had the privilege of discussing our difficult journey through four miscarriages with Dr. James Dobson on his nationally-syndicated radio program, Family Talk, on Monday, May 9 and Tuesday May 10.
We were on with Dr. Dobson and another couple who have also walked this difficult road.
We were praying many would be impacted by our testimony. This is just one of the notes we received about the programs.
I listened to Dr Dobson’s program yesterday and I was so moved by your wife’s testimony and candid description of her emotions and strength that only God was able to give her during trying times.
Thank you for sharing and giving hope to many that experienced the pain of losing a baby.
Many blessings to both of you and I am so grateful the Lord gave me the opportunity to meet you and watch your kind and humble way of life.
If you listen to one or both programs, we’d love to hear your feedback about them:
2) Broadcast about Busting the Stress of Motherhood
On Wednesday, May 11, I appeared on the Internet TV show, Your Family Live, discussing the theme of “Stress Busters for Moms.” I was interviewed by my friends Yvette Maher and Juli Slattery and was blessed to have the opportunity to share with so many folks.
You can watch the archive of the program here. Note, I’m featured in the last half (the last 30 minutes) of the broadcast.
1) Significant Living Article
My most recent article in the Significant Living magazine is: Your Hopes and Dreams: The essentials of discovering your destiny.
The article begins this way:
Thomas Edison once said, “If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.” I’d alter his words a bit to say, “If we all did what we were destined to do, we would live astounding lives!”
There is a common thread in the life of just about every patient of mine who is in the twilight of his or her life. Virtually all have delayed for decades doing something they longed to do. Unfortunately, many of my patients have spent a great portion of their lives seeking to please others instead of finding the path their Creator has charted for them.
You can read the rest of the article (and take a complimentary look at this superb magazine) here.
2) Today’s Christian Doctor Article
I was very pleased to write an article honoring my mentor and dear friend of over twenty-five years, Bill Judge. The article, Mentored by a Milker of Cows: God can use you to help someone else, was published in Today’s Christian Doctor, the journal of the Christian Medical and Dental Associations.
The article begins this way:
I knew I needed a mentor. I was busy with my career as a physician—too busy for my family. My priorities were out of whack. I needed someone who would encourage me and keep me on track. So I asked the pastors who came through the hospital, “Who’s the one layperson you know in this area who looks most like Jesus?” When I heard the name Bill Judge multiple times, I said, “This is a guy I’d like to meet.”
You can read a similar article I did last year on Bill Judge here.
3) My first solo novel scheduled for release
I’ve had the privilege of co-authoring two novels with my dear friend, Paul McCusker. And now, I’m in the process of writing my first two solo novels (The Gabon Virus and The Influenza Bomb). The first, Hazel Creek, is scheduled to be released next spring. I thought you might like to see what they are planning to put on the back cover:
In the Hazel Creek Valley of the Great Smoky Mountains, Nathan and Callie Randolph, with their five unique daughters, wrestle to maintain their farm, forests, family, and faith against an unforgiving wilderness. An evil lumber company manager is seeking by every means possible to pilfer their land and clear cut their virgin forest.
A cast of colorful characters, including a menacing stranger, gypsy siblings, a granny midwife, and a world-famous writer … even a flesh-and-blood Haint … collide in a gripping struggle of good and evil amidst eruptions of violence and tragedy. Our heroine, fifteen-year-old Abbie Randolph, has to help save her family’s farm and raise her sisters while preserving her faith.
This important story, based upon almost ten years of research and four years of living in the area, captures the speech, ways, and beliefs of these unique pioneers at a crucial and irreversible turning point in this Smoky Mountains community of the Southern Appalachians. With the march of the industrial age, especially commercial lumbering, the traditional life and ways of our southern highlanders in general, and the Randolphs in particular, were about to change forever.
Walt Larimore has been called one of “America’s best-known family physicians” and is listed in “Distinguished Physicians of America,” “The Best Doctors in America,” and “Who’s Who in America.” Walt was awarded the 2004 “Christianity Today Book of the Year Award” for cowriting “Going Public with Your Faith: Becoming a Spiritual Influence at Work” and he has been a Gold Medallion Book Award finalist three times. He also authored the best-selling Bryson City books and coauthored the TSI series with Paul McCusker. He lives in Monument, Colorado.
Events of the last month
You can get more information on many of our upcoming events and travels here.