positive spirituality

June 19, 2024

“Ask Dr. Walt” in Today’s Christian Living “Are there any healthy alternatives to butter or margarine?”

I enjoy being penning a bi-monthly column for the readers of Today’s Christian Living magazine. In the March 2024 issue I addressed some questions about coconut oil, […]
June 12, 2024

“Ask Dr. Walt” in Today’s Christian Living “What’s healthier, butter or margarine?”

I enjoy being penning a bi-monthly column for the readers of Today’s Christian Living magazine. In the March 2024 issue I addressed some questions about coconut oil, […]
June 9, 2024

June 9, 1944 — Rome is liberated (part 7) Another Memphian writes about fall of Rome

Phil Larimore began his letter, “I guess you have known back there before now that the 3rd Division was the one to take Rome we had […]
June 8, 2024

June 8, 1944 — Rome is liberated (part 6) Memphian writes Dad about fall of Rome

A Memphis newspaper reporter wrote, “One of the first doughboys to enter Rome was Pvt. Charles J. Redders. In a letter written to his dad on […]
June 8, 2024

Monthly Family Update — June 2024

Here are the contents of this month’s newsletter: FROM APRIL NEEDS CHANGING ARMY magazine carries an article about my father’s incredible WWII exploits and heroics “What […]
June 7, 2024

June 7, 1944 — Rome is liberated (part 5)

On 7 June 1944, General O’Daniel received a teletype which read, “Please give my old division, the Third, my thanks, and to my first regiment in […]
June 7, 2024

June 7, 1944 — Rome is liberated (part 4)

The stunning beauty of Rome provided some R&R for Phil and the exhausted, sweat-and-blood-soaked, sore-footed infantrymen.[1]
June 6, 2024

June 6, 1944 — Rome is liberated (part 3) but quickly overshadowed by Overlord

At 0600 hours on Tuesday, June 6, 1944, an aide woke Lieutenant General Mark W. Clark, the commander of the Fifth Army and the youngest three-star […]
January 12, 2010

Dr. Walt’s Testimony Before Congress on Faith-based Perspectives on the Provision of Community Services

Back in 2004, while serving as Vice President of Medical Outreach at Focus on the Family, I was asked to testify before the Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, […]
March 25, 2010

Increased spiritual support may be linked to higher quality of life in cancer patients

This headline is likely not news to most of the readers of this blog — or likely to most people. We all seem to know intuitively […]
April 28, 2010

Bedside Economics and Healthcare Reform – A Christian Doctor’s Response

My dear friend, Al Weir, MD, is an oncologist in Memphis, TN. He has served in Africa as a missionary and served with the Christian Medical […]
April 28, 2010

Belief in God Relieves Depression

I wanted you to read an excerpted from, “Belief in God Relieves Depression,” an interesting article in the The Washington Times by Jennifer Harper: The “Big […]
October 1, 2010

Positive Brain Changes Seen After Meditation (What is Christian meditation?)

A number of Christian scriptures recommend meditation as a spiritual discipline: Psalm 77:12: I will meditate on all your works and consider all your mighty deeds. […]
October 11, 2010

Taking a Spiritual Inventory of Your Healthcare Professional

Take a Spiritual Inventory Finding a doctor and other health care team members who share your spiritual foundation and practices may be crucial for you—and thankfully […]