Things I Think…

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  1. Stephen says:

    Outstanding list, sir.

    The Body of Christ would do well to learn from those who serve occupationally in public service such as those you mention.

  2. Michael says:

    Thanks, Stephen…

  3. Dan from Georgia says:

    Great that you are back Michael. Good words here. I especially appreciate #6.

  4. Duane Arnold says:

    First rule of hospital visitation… go to the nurses’ desk first, they actually know what’s going on.

    Michael, please don’t make this a regular occurrence for literary inspiration…

  5. Michael says:

    Thanks, Dan!

    Thank you, Duane…I may try to find another location for inspiration next week… 🙂

  6. John 20:29 says:

    Thank yoh, Lord … but couldn’t you find someone to bring the man a charger? ?

  7. Randy says:

    I commiserate with you. I think I saw you had kidney stones. I have had a few. Last week, I managed to inhale a potassium citrate pill (kidney stone treatment) down into my left lung. I spent the night in ICU. Like you I try to be nice to the people who are attending to my misery. I hope that it is a matter of character that when we suffer, we can still be kind to others.

  8. Michael says:


    That’s brutal…hoping we don’t have repeat performances!

  9. Paige says:

    Such a right on Word my friend. Glad you received good medical care and are on the mend…. and yes, amen, medical folk are such a blessing in all the ways you mentioned.

    Hope your health continues on the healing path…

    love and prayers…

  10. Michael says:

    Thank you, Paige!

  11. Jtk says:

    I can’t tell you how vital it is to bring an external battery charger and a couple different charging cables to people in the hospital.

    Praying for a full recovery, Michael!

  12. Michael says:

    Thank you, JTK!

  13. Josh the Baptist says:

    Good thoughts, and glad you are feeling better.

  14. EricL says:

    So which thing makes you feel more vulnerable? A hospital gown or a dead phone? How quickly we’ve grown dependent on that device. Forget it somewhere or have it die and I’ll feel like I’m half-dressed…

  15. AA says:

    Glad to hear that you’re doing well enough that they could release you, that you received great care and your phone is charging. ?

  16. Cash says:

    Michael, I’m happy that you are out of there and on the mend. If we are attentive, we can see Jesus wherever we go!

  17. McGarrett says:


    I have been a “silent observer” on this sight for for a few years. You have no idea as to how much wisdom and insight you have provided. I pray for God’s speed for your recovery. Thank you for your ministry.

  18. Michael says:

    Thank you for speaking up…it’s very encouraging to me.

  19. Kevin H says:


    I’ve hardly been online these past 3 days. Sorry to learn of your woes. I pray you continue to get better. And next time try to leave it to your cats for inspiration of something to write about rather than taking on the chore yourself. 😉

  20. The Dude says:

    A healing prayer for brother Micheal.Glad your home safe.

  21. Linnea says:

    Michael–so glad you’re out and doing better. Kidney stones are misery.

    Love this statement: 6. The staff of an ER knows that everyone they encounter at work is sick, hurt, scared, and broken and they act accordingly. Perhaps we need to do like wise when we’re not in the hospital and see if it helps…

    That is so important to remember as pressures turn up in the country, at work, and at church.

    Sometimes our own misery blinds us from the travails of others. Thank you for reminding us that it shouldn’t.

  22. Michael says:

    Thank you, Linnea…good to see you here, as always…

  23. dusty says:

    Glad you are doing better. So sorry your health has had you in and out of the hospital so much. We need to up our prayers for you our dear brother and friend. I’m not on Facebook so had no idea til now…. still praying….

  24. dusty says:

    Randy, hope you are recovering from your icu visit. And praying for your kidney stones situation.

  25. dusty says:

    Don’t know how I missed this whole thread! Good things to think on.

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