Starting my blog

Dr. Keith Forwith and Bill Wiggs reviewing a CT scan
Bill Wiggs MD and I looking over a CT of a maxillary sinus tumor

The question is why blog? I think the primary motivation is that despite my best intentions, I have not been able to share my experiences with everyone that I wanted. My February mission trip to Africa was transformational, yet I have not adequately shared this good news. God has blessed me in so many ways! So, as I prepare for my second mission to Africa I wanted to have a way to share with those who may be interested. Who knows, maybe this will be a personal diary that only I am aware of! That would be ok! The danger in this blog is that I use it for the wrong purpose. I want to share my experience first to Glorify God and  give thanks for the opportunity he provides, second to share those blessings with others. The danger for me is that I use this to glorify myself - to build my reputation for doing good, to look good to others, to reap praise for my efforts. In fact, I seriously debated not doing this to prevent my over-sized ego from getting out of control. In the end, I'm taking the risk and opening myself up for the advancement of God's kingdom in whatever little way he may choose to use me. I hope to share honestly on this site and hope that whoever follows along will realize that I'm not perfect and that God isn't finished with me yet.

respiratory papillomatosis patient
6 year old with a trach for respiratory papillomatosis