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REFLECTIONS – WHAT I HAVE LEARNED – THE BIG PICTURE ITEMS

I remember 50 years ago deciding to go for it! I set a goal to make straight A’s in all my classes. That was good for 7 years until I hit Medical school. Well I got a few B’s there! But you get the idea that I began to set goals and work hard to achieve them.

So I wanted to share what I have learned and experienced during 43 years in the medical field. This blog will cover the BIG PICTURE items. I wish to THANK my parents, Jack and Mary Smith, who set the early foundation stones in my life that led me to THE WAY (PROVERBS 22:6 and John 14:6) that allowed me to make the RIGHT decisions in life.

THREE BIG PICTURE ITEMS:

1. A new heart. Born again. Eternal life. Ezekiel 36:26 John 3:3 John 3:16
Yes Friends, if we accept JESUS into our heart—that deepest place within, He gives us a new heart and a new life, and we will live with Him forever! Even if we mess up, He will forgive and make our life forever new, if we ask Him!!

2. Life comes out of relationship, and death comes out of reason/logic. In other words being right is much less important than being loving. This, along with forgiveness, saved my marriage, and I am eternally grateful to God for this revelation. I have to practice being relational, living out of the Tree of Life, rather than the Tree of Knowledge. Genesis 2:8,9,16,17

3. Prepare for death well. We should prepare for the inevitable. Be ready and get rid of fear. The only way to do this is to do #1 above and get full assurance of Eternal Life when you die. Then death is a promotion. Something to look forward to after our work here is done.

THERE YOU HAVE IT!

#1 THE WAY to be born RIGHT.

#2 THE WAY to live RIGHT.

#3 THE WAY to die RIGHT.

I truly hope these REFLECTIONS will benefit you and bring you PEACE.

 

Steven A. Smith, MD, Dermatology
Psalms 103
All His Benefits

2018 – Give Your Best!

Why not make every day Christmas? Not just once a year, but learn to be a giver every day! Give a little, give a lot, some here, some there. What’s it all about? It’s about LIVING TO GIVE!! Don’t be a stagnant pool. Be a River of Life that flows freely from the Springs of Living Waters (Revelation 7:17).

I once knew a man who had the worst psoriasis one could imagine. His skin was covered with red scaly itchy painful sores. His joints were mangled, where he could barely open his hands. He had suffered for so long, and I felt such compassion for him!! The strongest medicine I had would barely help just a little bit.

Then . . . he for-gave his father. . . and a true miracle happened! When he came back to me a short time later, he was off all medication, and HE LOOKED LIKE A DIFFERENT PERSON!! His countenance was very bright. His skin had only a few minor sores. But his joints were completely RESTORED!!! He could open his hands fully, and all the swellings were gone. I was stunned and humbled. I could only do so much medically, BUT GOD could do so much more! And He did it through this man’s for-give-ness.
So, whether it’s giving a financial blessing, or a smile, or even tearing up an old I.O.U. from someone who hurt you, live every day by giving your best. LIVE TO GIVE!! Make it your life’s motto.

ALL THE BEST IN 2018!!!

Steven A. Smith, MD, Dermatology
Psalm 103 Blessings
ALL HIS BENEFITS

DR SMITH DERMATOLOGY APPOINTMENTS NOW AVAILABLE: CALL NOW!!

After four months of retirement I will again be seeing patients at the clinic below:

Fort Gibson Medical Clinic
104 Lone Oak Circle
Ft Gibson, OK 74434
918-478-2101

This will be my new medical home. I really like the people and the organization, Northeastern Health System, based out of Talequah. The culture is warm, friendly and accommodating. This is the door God opened for me, and I am grateful for it! I look forward to seeing many of you once again for your dermatology concerns. Thank you for your confidence and trust in me.

Here is a brief rundown of where I have been since January 1. Fasten your seat belts!

1. Fly to Brazil. Tour Rio.
2. Board the Crown Princess.
3. Port in Argentina. Tour Buenous Aires.
4. Port in Uruguay.
5. Around the Cape Horn of South America–80mph winds, 20 ft swells (one day in bed)
6. Port in Puenta Aurenas, the major outfitters for trips to Antartica.
7. Disembark in Valparaiso, Chile and tour.
8. Tour and fly out of Santigo, Chile.
9. Fly to Ohaua, HI to rest up from The cruise!
10. Road trip to Texas for family and friends: Waco, Austin, LaMarque, Texas City.
11. Road trip to Indiana and Wisconsin for family and friends: Spencer, Indianapolis, Marion, Ft Wayne, Green Bay, Eagle River.

My wife and I experienced blazing summer in Rio and frigid winter in Eagle River. We made some wonderful memories with family and friends. I hope you enjoyed the pose with Sasquatch, alias Big Foot, above! We searched the North Woods diligently for him/her and saw beautiful wildlife, but alas no primates!

I am looking forward to seeing you and renewing our relationship.

Steven A. Smith, MD, Dermatology
Psalms 103
All His Benefits

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