Dave’s speaking again

Back in October I canceled 5 speaking engagements due to my health problems (damaged vocal chords, serious reflux, sleeplessness, panic attacks, weight loss–25 pounds).  Since those cancelations, I haven’t agreed to any outside teaching engagements (I have continued to teach at my Seminary, and at my church).

Memorial Baptist ChurchBut this Sunday, that changes.  I’m going to preach at Memorial Baptist Church in Columbia, Missouri.

God has been slowly healing me.  Praise God and thank you to all my friends who have been consistently praying for me.

My vocal cords are almost 100%, and the reflux is under control.  I still have to take four monster pills every day–I call them über-Tums–but only rarely do I need to take real Tums.  And the best news of all: I’ve begun to eat dessert again (only small pieces so far–OK, small for me is normal size for most people).

God has been teaching me profound spiritual lessons along the way (see my past few blog posts for details).

I am your shepherd
Suffering Training
The Most Overused Psalm
What do I have to be thankful for?  A Lightbulb

If you’re looking for someone to speak on the Old Testament, particularly God Behaving Badly, let me know (dlamb@biblical.edu).  The calendar for 2013 is currently wide-open.

Thank you Jesus, for healing me, and the lessons you’ve been teaching me. 

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8 comments

  1. wow dave. i’ve suffered from vocal problems for a couple of years. no physiological issues but weakness and ‘strained’ voice which my doctor cant explain or fix. it annoys me more than anyone, but boy, does it annoy me.

    glad you’re better!

  2. YAY!
    *happy dance*
    Praise God!!

    Will pray all this continues.

    And thank you so much for the post on psalm 23 on the Biblical site – God really spoke to me through it as I read the psalm slowly at the end. Thank you.

  3. Hey thanks for your comments, friends. Sorry, I didn’t respond sooner, but I posted just before leaving early on Sat. Nate and I were coaching Basketball Friday night, then I had to referee for him (tried not to yell), since he had academic Decathlon on Sat (3 golds, 1 silver, 1 bronze–not a bad haul). The voice was good over the weekend, and I’m gradually able to eat more foods that I’ve avoided because of reflux.
    Jim, sorry about the extended voice issues–that sucks.

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