Monthly Archives: December 2020

Wednesday’s Ask Dr. Walt — Living Longer

I enjoy being able to answer questions from the readers of Today’s Christian Living magazine in my “Ask Dr. Walt” column. Here’s a recent Q&A about preventive medicine:

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Monday Memo — Colorado Springs Gazette Features Barb and Walt

Well, our local paper, the Colorado Springs Gazette, sure had a big ole surprise for Barb and me in the Sunday paper yesterday.

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Bryson City Christmas First (Part 2)

This is from the twenty-second 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 … Continue reading

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A Bryson City Christmas First (Part 1)

This is from the twenty-second 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 … Continue reading

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A Six-Minute Christmas Blessing From “Cuz” Bagley

Harry “Cuz” Bagley was the father of my friend Rick in Western North Carolina. Harry’s book, “Listening to the Grass Grow,” is a favorite of mine. You don’t want to miss this short six-minute Radio Play of a heart-warming Christmas story … Continue reading

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A Christmas Child Who Changed the World

Christmas is a time of hope and blessings, a celebration of life and salvation. The Scriptures teach us that children are a blessing from God. It has also been said that the birth of each new child is a sign … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas 2020

Barb and I hope you and yours are having a Christ-centered, warm-memory-creating, family-filled Christmas and that you each have a most Blessed New Year. 

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A Christmas Story – Part 3

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 … Continue reading

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A Christmas Story – Part 2

Here’s Part 2 of a Christmas story from my book, Bryson City Seasons. If you missed Part 1, you can find it here. The finale will appear tomorrow afternoon, on Christmas eve. I hope it will be a blessing for you and … Continue reading

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A Christmas Story – Part 1

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, … Continue reading

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Ask Dr. Walt — Avoiding Christmas tree and holiday allergies

Okay, it’s really Tuesday, but I start a special series tomorrow, so I’m moving this one up a day: Dear Dr. Walt, My and my family’s allergies always seem to kick up during the Christmas holidays. Any suggestions? Allergic in Louisiana

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Monday Memo — If the origin of Christmas is “pagan,” should Christians celebrate the holiday?

As we approach the Christmas holiday, Christians will often be challenged by those who note the “pagan” origin of Christmas. As a result, some Christians believe we should not celebrate the holiday at all, given the origin of its elements.

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SERMON: The Star of Bethlehem

Here is the text of a sermon I presented in 2015 on “The Star of Bethlehem” at the Little Log Church in Palmer Lake, Colorado. Of interest, the church is at the base of Sundance Mountain, which is the home of … Continue reading

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Christmas trees and trappings can fan fire risk

The risk of burns increases over the holiday season because people are cooking more, putting up potentially flammable decorations and using fireplaces and candles.  What can you do to reduce your family’s risk?

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Was Jesus’ birth really predicted in the Hebrew Scriptures?

I love the writing of Randall Niles, who serves at AllAboutGod.com. http://allaboutgod.com/ He sends out emails from time-to-time entitled “Think Blast!” I thought his Christmas one was super and that you might enjoy it:

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Is the COVID Vaccine Safe? (from cultural commentator Jim Denison)

One of my favorite Christian cultural commentators is Jim Denison. I’d encourage you to consider subscribing to his Daily Article. I thought you’d enjoy his December 17 article, Are the vaccines safe? Answers to common questions and a prayer for knowledge … Continue reading

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COVID Vaccine — Why Should a Christian Take It?

Yesterday I blogged about how I, as a Bible-believing Christian, am comfortable taking and recommending two of the COVID vaccines that may have used aborted fetal cell tissues in testing the vaccine. Today, I want to share a view on … Continue reading

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COVID Vaccine and Aborted Fetus Cells — Part 3 of 3

Yesterday I blogged about how the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines used cell cultures that originated with cells from an aborted fetus to test, but not produce, their vaccines. I said that as a Bible-believing Christian I was comfortable taking and … Continue reading

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COVID Vaccine and Aborted Fetus Cells — Part 2 of 3

The Christian Medical and Dental Associations (CMDA) have sent to its members a couple of notices on the COVID vaccine and aborted fetal cells. Here’s part two (of two) I’ve adapted for you. Feel free to share this with family, … Continue reading

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COVID Vaccine and Aborted Fetus Cells — Part 1 of 3

The Christian Medical and Dental Associations (CMDA) have sent to its members a couple of notices on the COVID vaccine and aborted fetal cells. Here’s part one (of two) I’ve adapted for you. Feel free to share this with family, … Continue reading

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COVID Vaccine Myths — Part 7 of 7

Myth #6: Myth: Getting COVID-19 is safer than taking an mRNA vaccine

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COVID Vaccine Myths — Part 6 of 7

Myth #5: mRNA vaccines can make you sick and cause side effects in 75% of people

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COVID Vaccine Myths — Part 5 of 7

Myth #4: Myth: mRNA vaccines could potentially alter your DNA

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COVID Vaccine Myths — Part 4 of 7

Myth #3: There is no long-term safety data about mRNA vaccines

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COVID Vaccine Myths — Part 3 of 7

Myth #2: mRNA vaccines are more dangerous than other vaccines

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COVID Vaccine Myths — Part 2 of 7

Myth #1: This is the first time the mRNA vaccines have been tested on humans

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COVID Vaccine Myths — Part 1 of 7

The safety and efficacy of Modern and Pfizer’s RNA vaccines — both of which have proven about 95 percent effective in phase III clinical trials — have been hailed as a “spectacular success” by the medical and scientific world. Yet … Continue reading

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Pearl Harbor – The Day My Dad Knew He Was Going to War

Today marks the 79th anniversary of the Japanese attack on the U.S. fleet at Pearl Harbor.  Sadly, many young people today do not have a clue about the significance of Pearl Harbor Day.  This is a great time to speak … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Ask Dr. Walt — Why try? I have bad genes!

I enjoy being able to answer questions from the readers of Today’s Christian Living magazine in my “Ask Dr. Walt” column. Here’s a recent Q&A about preventive medicine:

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Monthly Family Update – December 2020

Here are the contents of this month’s newsletter: WWII Book Receives a Publishing Contract “The Best Medicine” was released October 6 and is doing well Sweet Feedback Top Doctor in Colorado Answers to last month’s prayers Prayer requests for this … Continue reading

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