In February 2015 I accepted a job as the Group Manager for Community and CREATION Health for the South Denver Hospitals of Centura Health. I felt God had called me to leave pastoral ministry after serving nearly 11 years as the lead pastor at the Richland Seventh-day Adventist church. This was perhaps the most difficult decision I have made in my life as I love the people of the Richland church and the community it serves. I didn’t have to wait long after responding to God’s call to leave pastoral ministry as within two weeks I was approached to consider the job opportunity at Centura Health. Once presented with this position, I realized that God had been preparing me to serve in this position for 33 years as it combines my medical experience as an obstetrician/gynecologist and my leadership, teaching, and team building experience as a pastor.
CREATION is an acronym that teaches a holistic view of health and wellness that I have been teaching and living since 1998 when I began a journey to incorporate holistic approaches into my medical practice. The acronym stands for: Choice, Rest, Environment, Activity, Trust, Interpersonal relationships, Outlook, Nutrition. When understood in its totality, the acronym CREATION leads us on the journey to optimal health. I have found health to be best defined by Jesus who is described in Luke 2:52 as increasing “in wisdom (mental health) and stature (physical health), and in favor with God (spiritual health) and man (emotional health).
And so I will continue to blog as the reading of God’s Word is a vital part of my journey through life. I constantly strive to find inner peace and contentment as I desire to live from the heart. I blog because I need the discipline of writing to formulate my thoughts about God and life. This is the best way I have to grow as a person and make sense out of Scripture as I continually seek to apply its principles in my life.