Larimore Family Newsletter – March 2013

Here are the contents of this month’s Family Newsletter:

  • Family Update
  • Publication Updates
  • Upcoming Books for 2013-2014
  • Recent Sermons
  • Listen to my sermon on “The Palm Tree Christian: How to thrive during the storms of life”
  • Listen to my sermon on “Why ADHD Doesn’t Mean Disaster”
  • Broadcast Updates
  • How to Cherish Your Wife
  • Parents, Teen Boys, and Puberty
  • Events of the Last Month
  • Upcoming Events

Family Update

Finally winter has struck our area of the Rockies. In the last week we’ve had two major snow storms and our yard if covered with a thick blanket of the powder. We’re praying that as the weather warms this week, that it will slowly melt and water our dehydrated trees, shrubs, and bushes.

Typically, our worst month for snow is March, so we’ll probably see more. And given that we’re two years into a pretty severe drought, the more the merrier!

Since the last time I wrote, I’ve finished two publishing projects. Glad to have them done. More on that below. And, I’m continuing to enjoy my “tent making” work as an Occupational Health physician with various Concentra Health Care Medical Clinics in Colorado Springs and Denver.

Of course, Barb and I are still volunteering at Mission Medical Clinic, a ministry we dearly and deeply love.  And, the planning for Kate’s wedding in June continues. It’s certainly an exciting time for us all.

Publishing Updates

1.    Upcoming Books for 2013-2014

I’ve finally finished my work on the final edits of my next two books:

  • The Ultimate Girls’ Body Book: Not-so-silly questions about your body (scheduled for an early 2014 release).
  • Grace Prescriptions: Becoming a spiritual influence in healthcare (hopefully will be out this fall).

Recent Sermons

1) Listen to my sermon on “Why ADHD Doesn’t Mean Disaster”

As I mentioned in our family newsletter for February, I had the privilege of being asked to preach on the topic of “Why ADHD Doesn’t Mean Disaster” at the Fallbrook Baptist Church in Houston, TX, last month. You can now listen to this 30 minute sermon here.

Founding and Senior Pastor, Michael Pender, as well as Executive Pastor, Olus Holder, made me feel more than welcome, as did the over 4000 attendees who packed the two morning services. A picture of the sanctuary can be seen here.

The reason for this unusual sermon, is that the church has begun a charter school and become aware of a number of issues that are critical for parents and educators, including ADHD. You can hear my sermon here. You can also hear other sermons in this “Getting Better in Parenting” series here.

The sermon was based upon a book I co-wrote with Dennis Swanburg and Diane Passno, Why ADHD Doesn’t Mean Disaster. While supplies last, you can order autographed copies here.


2) Listen to my sermon on “The Palm Tree Christian: How to thrive during the storms of life”

I was honored to be asked to preach at my home church, the Little Log Church in Palmer Lake, CO, on the topic of “The Palm Tree Christian: How to thrive during the storms of life.” If you’d like to hear the message, the MP3 file is posted here.

I began with Psalm 92:12-13 (The righteous will flourish like a palm tree … planted in the house of the LORD, they will flourish in the courts of our God.) and then reviewed the ‘wisdom’  of the divine designed of the common palm tree. I’m praying that each listener, young and old, will be able to apply these timeless principles to their lives.

During the sermon, I tried to answer some of these questions:

  • How do you survive a drought in your life?
  • Why will you survive best in a good grove?
  • How can you withstand the major storms of life?


1) How to Cherish Your Wife

Oh, how I wish I had known this information earlier in my marriage. And now that I talk on this topic, it has become one of my most requested talks. In fact, when the talk was first broadcast on the Focus on the Family daily radio broadcast, it became one of the five most popular programs of the year.

I thought you might be interested in listening to it (just click here).

I began researching this topic back in the mid-1990′s, and what I learned not only had an amazing impact on my marriage, but materially changed how I viewed not only my wife, Barb, but women in general. What amazing creations the Creator has intimately wrought.

Women are truly divinely-designed different and differently. And, wise is the man who understands this! This information has changed me and my marriage for the better.

Also, if you prefer reading, much of this material is contained in my and Barb’s book, His Brain, Her Brain: How divinely designed differences can strengthen your marriage. You can order a copy autographed by each of us here.

His Brain, Her Brain

2) Parents, Teen Boys, and Puberty

I recorded an interview with Trace Embry for the nationally-syndicated License to Parent radio program on teens and puberty. You can listen to the program here.

Here’s the tease about the program from the station:

Parents know that as their kids hit puberty, there are myriad changes that take place in their child’s bodies, brains, hearts, minds, and emotions. What parents don’t always know is how to deal with all of the questions that follow. Today, we’ll talk with Dr. Walt Larimore, a respected, Christian physician who can help parents and their children deal with some of these questions. Thanks for joining us this week for License to Parent with Trace Embry.

The 30-minute program can be downloaded from here.

You can order an autographed copy of The Ultimate Guys’ Body Book: Not-so-stupid questions about your body here.

Guys Body Book Cover Small

Also, a book of mine for pre-pubsecent boys, Lintball Leo’s Not-So-Stupid Questions About Your Body can be ordered here.

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Events of the last month

Upcoming Events

Past Issues

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


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