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The Voices in My Head

. . . And take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God . . . Ephesians 6:17 Every day, I have a multitude of voices speaking into my head. I must look at my phone a hundred times a day. I sit in front of our TV for at least an…
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Transitioning to Addiction Medicine

. . . And take the helmet of salvation . . . Ephesians 6:17 When I got out of treatment, I was going to go into addiction medicine and save the world. I was naive. I’d just lost a job in the ER due to my addiction. My life and career were a total disaster.…
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I Love Strep Throat

In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one. Ephesians 6:16 I still work a few hours of urgent care every week where I see a tremendous number of respiratory illnesses. Everyone wants something fixable and the words that patients dread to…
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Attitude is Infectious

. . . And, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. Ephesians 6:15 I’ve been thinking a lot lately about attitude in the workplace. We’re in the middle of a Covid-19 surge again, which is becoming more normal, but still, it’s hard on morale. I’m not…
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God’s Little Jerks

Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness . . . Ephesians 6:14 I have considerable drive time every day, which I usually use to think about the Bible passage for the next day’s blog. I’m sure that sounds very spiritual, but yesterday, as I was…
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Life Lessons from Fantasy Football

Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Ephesians 6:13 Years ago, while in residency, all the guys got together to form a fantasy football league. I signed up and had good intentions, but I lost interest…
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Nobody Wants to Do This

Bondservants, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, with a sincere heart, as you would Christ, not by the way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, rendering service with a good will as to the Lord and not to man . . .…
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We’re All a Little Borderline

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:12 In psychiatry, the borderline personality disorder is defined by multiple symptoms but perhaps the most obvious is a pervasive…
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The Morning Routine

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. Ephesians 6:10-11 I slept in a pair of shorts last night. In a little bit though, I’ll leave for my Saturday morning…
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Growing Up to Help Them Grow Up

Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. Ephesians 6:4 I’ve had more than a few no-so-stellar parenting moments of which my kids occasionally remind me. Once, when they were maybe four and five years old, we were out playing in the snow…
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