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 month
  • Past Issues

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More Ideas for Thanksgiving Left Overs

Here are a few more creative ways to use your Thanksgiving leftovers and get the most for your money. Instead of letting leftovers go to waste, you can easily reuse them to create fresh meals:

  • Left Over Potato Pancakes
  • Eggs Over Stuffing
  • Thanksgiving-Leftovers Shepherd’s Pie
  • Homemade Turkey and Left Overs Noodle Soup

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Give Thanksgiving leftovers a healthy and delicious overhaul

One of the wonderful things about Thanksgiving dinner is there are often lots of delicious leftovers. You can just warm up a few of your favorite dishes or make a simple turkey sandwich. Here are a few healthful alternatives from the Eating Well magazine. I hope you try them out:

  • Cream of turkey and wild rice soup
  • Creamy carrot and sweet potato soup
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An Amazing Thanksgiving Proclamation — by the President of the United States of America

What a surprise it is, to those of us with modern sensitivities, to read this amazing Thanksgiving proclamation—especially since it was released by the President of the United States of America. I’ve reformatted it a bit, just to make it easier to read (no changes in the words, however). See if you don’t agree that it is a wonderful prayer and blessing: Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving traces its origins back to the Pilgrims—those hardy pioneers who arrived on the shores of North America and, against difficult odds, carved a nation out of the wilderness. They came to the New World not seeking fortune, but freedom—especially the freedom to worship God as they wished.  Continue reading

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Go healthy, not hungry for Thanksgiving dining

The holiday season means you’ll be faced with a seemingly endless buffet of food temptation. While some people simply give in and eat too much, others deny themselves any holiday treats.

But there are ways to navigate between overindulgence and deprivation, according to Julie Redfern, manager of Nutrition Consult Services at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. She offers the following advice in a report by Health on the Net Foundation:

  • Eat a light snack before you go to a holiday party. That will prevent you from arriving hungry and overeating or gobbling down foods high in calories and saturated fat.
  • When you’re invited to a party, offer to bring a healthy food dish.
  • Research how you can use healthy ingredients in your favorite holiday recipes. For example, using 1 percent milk instead of whole milk and cream in a traditional eggnog recipe can save almost 200 calories and 20 grams of fat per serving.
  • Wear tight clothes, such as form-fitting slacks, to holiday events. People who wear loose clothing tend to overeat without realizing it.
  • Staying away from the food table at gatherings will help you resist the urge to eat.
  • Carrying a clutch or handbag will keep your hands busy and reduce the likelihood that you’ll reach for every treat that passes your way.
  • Use a small plate or no plate. You’ll eat less if you have to walk back and forth to get food.
  • Keep portion control in mind. A dinner plate should be half vegetables, a quarter protein, and a quarter carbs. Avoid going back for seconds and thirds.
  • You can have dessert, but keep the portions small.
  • Beware of high-calorie holiday drinks such as eggnog and apple cider. Have only a small cup.
  • Plan to go for a family walk after your main holiday meal.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

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Wednesday’s Ask Dr. Walt — A Thanksgiving Prescription for You!

Dear Dr. Walt,

Any prescriptions for making this Thanksgiving Holiday better?

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The True Story of Thanksgiving

After enduring religious persecution in their native England and for twelve years in Holland, the pilgrims sailed for America. They were modest men and women with a great hope and inward zeal. They rested in the providence of God that He was leading them to a land of religious freedom to advance the gospel of the kingdom of Christ. Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Ask Dr. Walt — When’s Your Dad’s Book Coming Out?

Usually, on Wednesdays, I answer common medical questions. But so many of you keep asking me when my dad’s WWII book is coming out, I thought I’d both give you some great news and a preview of the book to come. Continue reading

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A Veterans’ Day Remembrance of My Dad and My Hero: Major Philip B. Larimore, Jr.

Today, I hope each of us will take time to reflect on what Veterans’ Day is really about – remembering the American soldiers who have served our great country to protect the freedoms so many of us take for granted. Continue reading

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Great News About My Hero — My Dad

My Pop graduated to glory 17 years ago last Saturday. He and my mom are now together. I do miss them more than I can say. But today I received some GREAT news about him and his story.
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Monthly Family Update – November 2020

Here are the contents of this month’s newsletter:

  • “The Best Medicine” CAME OUT OCTOBER 6
  • “Point Me to Jesus” Podcast
  • TV Interview about “The Best Medicine”
  • “War Horses” Receives International Recognition
  • Today’s Christian Living “Ask Dr. Walt” column
  • A Saved Marriage
  • Answers to last month’s prayers
  • Prayer requests for this month
  • Past Issues

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Bryson City Tales — Home at Last (Part 3)

THIS IS THE END — the last part of the thirty-second, and last chapter from my best-selling book, Bryson City Tales. I hope that you’ve enjoyed going back to Bryson City with me each week. And, next week, I’ll start posting from the second book in the trilogy, “Bryson City Seasons.” Not only to I hope that you’ll come back to Bryson City with me, but that you’ll be sure to invite your friends and family to join us.

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Monday Memo: “The Best Medicine” is an Amazon.com “#1 New Release”

I was happy to be notified by Amazon.com that my latest book, “The Best Medicine: Tales of Humor and Hope from a Small-Town Doctor” reached #1 in the “New Release” category for “Doctors & Medicine Humor.” Continue reading

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Dr. Walt Featured on Podcast about “The Best Medicine”

I was honored to be interviewed by Tara McClary Reeves for her podcast about my latest book, “The Best Medicine: Tales of Humor and Hope from a Small-Town Doctor.” Continue reading

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Bryson City Tales — Home at Last (Part 2)

This is from the thirty-second, and last chapter from my best-selling book, 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 to invite your friends and family to join us.

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Today’s the Day! New Book Release!!!

I’m so grateful and excited … for today is the national release day for my latest (and 33rd) book, #TheBestMedicine. Continue reading

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Bryson City Tales — Home at Last (Part 1)

This is from the thirty-second, and last chapter from my best-selling book, Bryson City TalesI hope that you’ll enjoy going back to Bryson City with me each week, and that if you do, you’ll be sure to invite your friends and family to join us.

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Monthly Family Update – October 2020

Here are the contents of this month’s newsletter:

  1. “The Best Medicine,” my 33rd book, releases on October 6.
  2. Jerry B. Jenkins Wrote the Foreword for “The Best Medicine”
  3. You Can Read the First Six Chapters for Free
  4. “The Best Gift” Manuscript Turned In.
  5. Working on “The Natural Medicines Handbook.”
  6. Update on Dad’s WWII Book
  7. Cherish Your Wife Broadcast
  8. Barb and I are in a COVID-19 Vaccine Study
  9. Answers to last month’s prayers
  10. Prayer requests for this month
  11. Past Issues

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Bryson City Tales — The Initiation (Part 3)

This is from the thirty-first chapter from my best-selling book, Bryson City TalesI hope that you’ll enjoy going back to Bryson City with me each week, and that if you do, you’ll be sure to invite your friends and family to join us.

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Bryson City Tales — The Initiation (Part 2)

This is from the thirty-first chapter from my best-selling book, Bryson City TalesI hope that you’ll enjoy going back to Bryson City with me each week, and that if you do, you’ll be sure to invite your friends and family to join us.

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Monday Memo – 3.5 MILLION WORDS!?!?

Being an untrained writer, I depend upon a couple of software programs to help me edit (ProWriting Aid, and Grammarly). I’ve used Grammarly since April 19, 2017, and in the span of the last 39 months they say that the total number of words they’ve checked is 3,627,657. That’s over 93,000 words a month. 

I thought that was a lot, until they told me that just last week (which was a heavy writing week in that I was editing my second Kissimmee book, tentatively titled, “Palm Tree Physician: More Life Lessons from a Small-Town Doctor in Old Florida”), they checked 124,410 words I had written!

At an average of 250 words per double-spaced page, that means I edited almost 500 pages last week.

I need a break!!!

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Bryson City Tales — The Initiation (Part 1)

This is from the thirty-first chapter from my best-selling book, Bryson City TalesI hope that you’ll enjoy going back to Bryson City with me each week, and that if you do, you’ll be sure to invite your friends and family to join us.

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Bryson City Tales — The Showdown (Part 2)

This is from the thirtieth chapter from my best-selling book,Bryson City TalesI hope that you’ll enjoy going back to Bryson City with me each week, and that if you do, you’ll be sure to invite your friends and family to join us.

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“Best Medicine” hits the Amazon #1 NEW RELEASE list

My next book, Best Medicine: Tales of Humor and Hope from a Small-Town Doctor, won’t release until October 6, 2020. But apparently enough people are pre-ordering that Amazon notified me that it hit their “#1 NEW RELEASE” in the category of “Doctors & Medicine Humor.” Continue reading

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Monthly Family Update – September 2020

Here are the contents of this month’s newsletter:

  1. More great endorsements for “The Best Medicine”
  2. Last chance to read an early copy of “The Best Medicine”
  3. Today’s Christian Living “Ask Dr. Walt” column
  4. My still-unpublished WWII book has been nominated for an international award
  5. Barb and I are in a COVID Vaccine Study
  6. Answers to last month’s prayers
  7. Prayer requests for this month
  8. Past Issues

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“How to Cherish Your Wife – Part 2” – National FOTF Broadcast features Dr. Walt

Just an FYI: I’ll be on the national Focus on the Family radio program again today (Tuesday, September1) giving PART 2 of a talk on “How to Cherish Your Wife.”

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“How to Cherish Your Wife – Part 1” – National FOTF Broadcast features Dr. Walt

Just an FYI: I’ll be on the national Focus on the Family radio program today (Monday, August 31) and again tomorrow (Tuesday, September 1) giving a talk on “How to Cherish Your Wife.”

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“How to Cherish Your Wife” – National FOTF Broadcast features Dr. Walt

Just an FYI: I’ll be on the national Focus on the Family radio program tomorrow and Tuesday (August 31 and September 1) discussing “How to Cherish Your Wife.”

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Dad’s WWII book is a “Page Turner Award Finalist”

Long-time friends and readers know of my work over the last 15 years or so or turning my father’s WWII exploits into a published book. So many of you have been such an encouragement to me as it has been turned down by several publishers (although — bulletin, bulletin, bulletin — one publisher is now considering offering me a contract for the book).

Anyway, the great news is that the unpublished manuscript (War Horses: A World War II Hero’s Stories of Savagery, Stallions, and Saving the Lipizzaners) is a finalist for an international award: “War Horses” has been named a “Page Turner Award Finalist.”

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