Something Jesus Never Did

Something Jesus Never Did

Lately I’ve been thinking about procrastination. How I tend to put off doing things I don’t enjoy. Like de-cluttering the storage room or shaving my dog—my dog is a golden-doodle and I shave her to the skin twice a year, except for her head. She’s a sight to see; white hair, like a lion’s main, […]

Do you do this?

Do you do this?

After the false alarm regarding a brain disease a radiologist said I had, which a neurologist later said I don’t have, I thought a lot about the brevity of life. And how much time I waste. I don’t like to think I’m lazy. After all, I’m a hard worker. Yet sometimes laziness and I kick […]

A justifiable sin?

A justifiable sin?

There’s nothing wrong with eating bread when you’re hungry. And after fasting for forty days it wouldn’t have been wrong for Jesus to turn stones into bread and eat them—unless in doing so he acted independent of his Father. That’s what Satan wanted Jesus to do: exercise his power apart from faith in the Father. […]

“Your brain is not normal.”

“Your brain is not normal.”

The neurologist gazed intently at a magnetic resonance image of my brain. The same brain a radiologist referred to when he said, “You have small vessel brain disease” (SVD) (I covered that half of the story in this article). Still looking at the MRI, the pretty brain doc said, “Your brain isn’t normal, Mr. Perkins.” […]

“You’ve got a brain disease,” she said.

“You’ve got a brain disease,” she said.

A couple months ago I got a call from a radiologist who had viewed an MRI of my brain. I expected her to say, “Good news. It’s there.” Instead she said, “I’ve got good news and bad news.” I always want the good news first. If I get the bad news first it spoils the […]