Good News

I drove up to Portland today with Patty, actually she drove and I read and napped, to have a check up by my Neurologist at the Parkinson’s Center at OHSU. He asked specific questions about how I was doing and then he did a bunch of little tests like opening and closing my hand as fast as I could and wrote down a score of sorts on each test. After we were all done he said that I had actually improved from two years ago, and he said that it was quite amazing. Parkinson’s is progressive in that you get worse and worse every year, and I had gotten better.  The reason that I gave him for the improbable improvement was my hour of stationary bicycle riding that I do every night, but on the ride home I got to thinking, I probably have a thousand people praying for me every week that God would heal me. Kind of funny how my first response was what I did rather than what God did.  I guess a better word than funny should be sad. Kind of sad that my first response was to take the credit for the improvement, and have an hour pass before I had the thought, maybe it was God that made my health better because of the hours of prayer that people have lifted up on my behalf. Psalms 115:1 says, “Not to us, not to us, O Lord, but to your name give glory”.  It is a bit embarrassing to admit that.

3 thoughts on “Good News

  1. Bob Kill

    Pastor Dee, You are just a sinner saved by grace, just like the rest of us. Don’t beat yourself up, you are a good man, a very honorable man !!

    Sent from my iPhone



  2. Mike Silva

    Dee…..ok, I’ll say it again. THIS TRANSPARENCY IS WHY I FOLLOW YOU! Thank you. Man I love having you in my life.


  3. Troy and Holly Gastorf

    Praise God that he is healing you!!!… =).. I can relate that our first response might not be what we should say, but you did witness because you told us!! Also my husband Troy says we’ve learned even though we are saved we act in the flesh first but by the renewing of our mind by the scriptures and The Holy Spirit, God is revealed to us… God bless you and continued healing!!



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