What’s this? (Sweet repeat from March 18, 2018)

Initial readers of this website will most likely be people who know me–relatives, friends, business associates, church family, cancer survivors, etc. I can see them looking at this page and wondering “what’s up with Don”? It’s a reasonable thought.

Two events turned my life upside down. In 2006 my wife had a widower-maker heart attack that would have killed most anyone, but she survived as a result of the Good Lord providing some natural bypasses. In response, I left the corporate life; we moved to a tranquil area and slowed down; I worked part-time for myself as a consulting engineer (and still do today.) The second shoe dropped in late 2010 when a doctor informed me that I had cancer, and his prognosis was pretty gruesome. This bad experience turned out to be an incredible blessing. (If you’re interested, you can go to the Calming the Storm section of this website to find out more about it.)

Here’s the reality. At 70 years old, I’m in the last stage of my life. None of us know how long we’ll reside on this planet. I’m a little intimidated by the knowledge that my paternal grandfather, maternal grandfather, father, and brother all died at age 73. My genetic link to them may spell a similar fate or I may live a shorter or longer time span.

I believe in life after death–absolutely, positively, unequivocally, beyond any shadow of a doubt. My (and your) eternal destiny is based entirely on the person of Jesus Christ. Two millennia ago He ascended from Bethany on the Mount of Olives. The last directive that He gave the disciples is known as the Great Commission: “. . . go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit . . .” Jesus wasn’t just speaking to the people who could hear him at the time. His message is for us, too. We are to make disciples.

This website reflects a modest contribution toward fulfilling the Great Commission. Here you have my explanation for “What’s this?”

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