Category: Amy L

  • Counting the Cost Part 2 Pseudo Devotional

    There were some moments during dental school when I wanted to [insert extreme and irrational self-destructive or escapist behaviour here]. I would then reread my dental apps personal statement, wonder “HOW COULD I POSSIBLY BE THE SAME PERSON WHO WROTE THIS? WHAT AM I DOING HERE? AND WHY ARE THERE SO MANY OTHER THINGS I…

  • An Exhortation from Pastor Fred

    The late Pastor Fred once counseled a younger pastor who was deeply frustrated with his people in our community who could never seem to “get it together”. “Why don’t you just love them like the father they never had?!” The love of the Father gives us an identity, a calling, and a reason not to…

  • Floss in 2014

    On my 0.3 mile walk to and from work each day, I pass by endless amounts of litter. It is disheartening to say the least. However, there have been two incidences when I noticed someone threw their mini flosser thingy on the ground and each time I was elated. Someone actually flossed around here! Hallelujah!…

  • Dinner Table Story

    “Today my patient came in looking a bit depressed. According to routine, I asked if he had any changes in his medical history. He stated that he was ‘zoning out’ because he had just witnessed something he shouldn’t have. My concerned but nosy self asked him to elaborate. He explained that his neighbour had been…

  • Commiserating via skin woes

    Commiserating via skin woes

    [From Amy L, a dentist, not a dermatologist.  =)] My toddler neighbour, JT, has a rash. His grandpa says it’s eczema. Story of my life! Sob. :'( When I see JT, I wonder if anyone is addressing his skin problem. Compared to other children in the community, he seems to be faring “so-so”. Dad is…

  • Counting the Cost

    [Dollars and cents (or sense? get it?) from Amy L.] Just wanted to divulge some of the numbers that accompany my decision to work and live in “da ‘hood”. I know that following Christ shouldn’t involve too much calculating, because that can often intercept steps/leaps of faith. Mainly, I want to praise God here for…