About my Blog, MDWrites
Welcome to MD Views, a blog about faith, medicine, family and occasionally politics, not necessarily in that order. The politics here are conservative, the faith is evangelical Christian with Reformed emphasis, the medicine OBGYN with a pro-life perspective and the family is defended in the traditional sense as people related by marriage, blood or adoption. I’m a sporadic poster to this blog, but try to make my posts worth the read. I’ve written articles for WORLD magazine (worldmag.com) and CrossWalk.com if you want to read more.
My OB/GYN practice in now located at: AALFA Family Clinic, 4465 White Bear Parkway, White Bear Lake, MN 55110 ph: 651-653-0062. My hospital practice includes St. John’s in Maplewood and St. Joseph’s in St. Paul.
That’s how I started my “About” page for the last many years. I’m adding to my original “About” page, as I see it is often the most viewed page and I want to argue for my blog.
Some tell me I should take down my blog and quit writing because my blog shows I am undesirable to patients and potential employers. Also they tell me I’m a lousy writer anyway.
I like to write. If I could define writing, it is thinking on paper (or computer screen, whatever) and it helps me define and clarify my ideas. It forces me to put my jumble of thoughts into some coherent order so reading them makes sense. That sounds easy, but for me, it’s not. It is a challenge!
I have things to say about almost everything, but mostly about pro-life issues, OB/GYN issues, doctor issues, faith and family issues and politics. God placed me in a position to have knowledge of these areas in more than a casual way. I advocate to anyone who reads my blog about the value of life, the traditional family, faith in God–these are the most important topics in the world to me. If I can influence even one person toward a closer walk with God, a pro-life stance or a realization of the value of the traditional family, then my writing is worthwhile.
I’m always flattered when someone reads my blog and likes what I’ve written, but I don’t live and die for a reader’s approval.
Finally, I’m now writing fiction. I’ve always had a vivid imagination and enjoy fiction writing thoroughly. Who knows? Maybe I’ll get published.
So I intend for my blog to stay up. I intend to continue posting from time to time. Thanks for all of you who have read it.