You might be wondering, “What’s up with Doug and this ‘Whole Life Worship’ deal?” After all, this blog is called “Whole Life Worship.” And my website is: wholelifeworship.com. Even my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org (and feel free to send me a note). Over the next few weeks, I want to share what Whole Life Worship is all … Continue reading How Whole Life Worship Began
I was praying the other day and the Lord brought to mind all those in my network who have passed away in the past couple of months. It was overwhelming. There were several people I’ve known through my ministry who recently died. A couple of days ago, I visited dear life-long friends who lost their … Continue reading Loss and Befriending “Good” Grief
I was ready for my morning devotion/quiet time. Bible – check. Journal – check. Prayer List – check. Coffee – double check! I started studying the Bible, journaling my thoughts, and prayed through the list (and I drank my coffee). But as I went though my morning routine, I noticed something missing. Rather, it was … Continue reading Too “Busy” Quiet Times
I know it's been awhile. You've been expecting to get another inspiring blog from wholelifeworship.com but you haven't seen one in a LONG time. I apologize. It's my bad. Since my kidney transplant in 2018, I haven't been writing. Part of it has to do with the season of life I was in. I was … Continue reading I’m Back!
I wanted to take this opportunity to give you an update on our recovery. It has been three weeks since I left the hospital from kidney transplant surgery. I’m happy to report that both Letty and I are recovering remarkably well, even better than we expected. Here are some of the highlights: - My new … Continue reading Recovering Well
As a recent recipient of a new kidney, I got to understand and experience the life-giving power of when someone gives you a part of them. Letty’s kidney has not only improved my physical health, it has literally improved everything in my life: my energy, my perspective, my ability to communicate, my discipline, my spiritual … Continue reading The Art of Giving Heart
One of the most intriguing passages in the Psalms is Psalm 126:6-7, which says: Those who sowed with tears will reap with songs of joy. Those who go out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with them. I always scratched my head whenever I read that. What does … Continue reading Sowing Seeds in the Tears
I don’t miss dialysis one bit. It was hard, uncomfortable, inconvenient and sometimes unbearable. But it kept me alive. And I learned so much from this unique experience of having to do it over the past five months. God used this unpleasant time to teach me things I would have never learned otherwise. And so … Continue reading Lessons from Dialysis: Fill, Dwell, Drain … repeat
First, I want to say: I’m home! After a very successful transplant surgery and post-op recovery at Loma Linda University Medical Center, I was finally discharged on Thursday afternoon. And it’s so good to be home! Letty was discharged on Tuesday (just one day after surgery) and she is doing well, too. A little sore, … Continue reading Home … and the New Normal
“Come and listen, all you fear God, and I will tell you what he has done for me.” Psalm 66:14 This is Doug writing from Loma Linda University Medical Center. Praise Jesus! I’m doing well. I am feeling great. And Letty’s kidney is working wonderfully! I feel like a new man. Because of Jesus I … Continue reading Made Alive … Again!