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By Krystal Donaldson | January 30, 2018
“I like this song” were the starting words of what turned into a 10-minute conversation about Jesus.
By John Van der Werff, DDS | January 16, 2018
God has given each of us a purpose in life. Starting with the big picture, it is to love God with all our heart, mind, soul and strength. And secondly, we are to love our neighbor as ourselves.
By Jennifer Wade, DDS | January 02, 2018
No believer in Christ would deny that we are called to serve the poor. Whether we actually do it or not is another matter. There are many reasons why we should, so what are the reasons why we don’t? Time? Lack of resources? Lack of desire? Are any of those good enough reasons not to obey the Lord’s command on our lives?
By Steve Cartin, MDiv | December 19, 2017
Time for an end-of-year checkup. Business will perk up just after the New Year. By March, the restorative work found from increased January and February hygiene appointments will begin to fill the schedule with the promise of a better year. But from my experience, November and December are the months when practice owners want to talk to a consultant like myself. It’s a time when perhaps they are close enough to the end of the year to see that the numbers aren’t adding up like they had hoped.
By David Campbell | December 05, 2017
What an honor to serve the Lord through dental skills. The Lord came to earth with a message about His kingdom on earth. We have the privilege of carrying that message today. Encouraging the poor, sick and outcasts with hope for a new life here on earth that continues eternally. Why? Why use us? Is this a pyramid scheme that builds until it encompasses the earth?
By Jennifer Wade, DDS | October 25, 2017
One of the beautiful gifts God gives us is the family of God and the diverse abilities He equips us with. Sometimes working as healthcare professionals, we can forget about the bigger body we’re serving with, especially if we’re the only believer where we work. That’s even more so true in dentistry, where most dentists are working as a single professional.
By David Campbell | October 03, 2017
The call of Christ should build from the heart. God puts compassion into our hearts. If you are reading this, you probably are not a generic Christian dentist. You may know where God is leading you, but many of us spend much of our careers struggling to find service to Christ within our profession. Christ clearly calls us to value service to the poor, but is it with our hands? Is it here or overseas? Is it now or later?
By John Van der Werff, DDS | September 19, 2017
About a year ago, a friend of mine asked if we could do a Bible study together. I said sure, but he lives three hours away. After some discussion, we decided to do so using email. It has been one of the most wonderful experiences we have had. This is what we do.
By David Ward, PhD | September 12, 2017
Before starting college in Louisiana, I grew up in a little town called Sugar Hill, Georgia. Our brick ranch-style house resided off Level Creek Road, surrounded by pine trees and friendly neighbors. It was there my mother built a garden every year—a family tradition obviously inherited from her father.
By Krystal Donaldson | August 29, 2017
It is well known that a constant attitude of complaining has deleterious consequences on our bodies and quality of life. Yet, it seems so natural to complain to anyone willing to listen. Most individuals will justify and reinforce our frustration giving no positive perspective. In many societies, it is very challenging to cultivate a heart of gratitude.