Rant: Health Lab Testing Costs

My son’s last visit typifies one of the biggest problems with the American Healthcare System today. The doctor requested that we have routine lab work done to establish a baseline. We were sent to Quest Diagnostics and were expected to just schedule an appointment and get the blood drawn with no questions asked.

Wait a minute! What about the cost? How much do I have to pay for this little blood draw? Apparently, that’s an unacceptable question, and I think that’s a major problem with our whole healthcare system. Everything is deemed a necessity and we expect that our insurance provider will just pay for it.

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First Time In a Pandemic

Weeks ago, this post seemed to be spreading across Facebook: Our Pastor has never pastored a church through a pandemic before. When he opens, people are going to say he should have closed. When he closes, people are going to say he should have opened. When he does not shake Read more…

Maintaining a Family from the Road — Tips and Tricks

Can a Christian Dad work a travelling job?

Years ago, I probably would have said “No”. Parenting, and marriage for that matter, needs to take priority. It requires active participation. Just sending in a paycheck doesn’t get the job done. Through the years working as a consultant, I could point to many examples of families that failed under the strain of working apart.

Then, it happened to me! God has given me training and talent in a niche software that has few jobs in the area we live. My work-from-home job fell apart, and I was left with 2 weeks to find another job. A travel contract seemed the only option.

I spoke with many friends who had done some sort of travel successfully and got many good tips. I’d like to share what I learned in case there are others going through the same thing.

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Thoughts on Chavez and a Nuclear North Korea

In recent news, the world political scene has been changing.  Just recently, we learned of Venezuela’s Chavez’s death.  That brings uncertainty to the country and rest of the world hopes that new leadership will benefit the country.  On the other hand, North Korea just went through a similar loss of a leader when Kim Jong-Un succeeded Kim Jong-il after his death.  With the recent threats of nuclear attacks, I’m not sure that the change made much difference.

Here are just a few of the articles I found:

So, I thought that I would do a little brainstorming on the events and what the Bible might have to say about them.

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