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Lessons learned in a hospital waiting room

"Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you."

2 Thessalonians 3:16

A Simple Observation Just this week I had the chance to spend some time in the Conway Regional Medical Center waiting room. The waiting room was packed. According to my doctor friends, this is "surgery season" due to year-end deductibles and timing. While in the waiting room, I found myself observing others, and at times, even ease dropping. Lindsay tells me I'm terrible at this because I need hearing aids - but that's beside the point. The thought that kept coming back to me was how important our close family and friends are during times like these. Some families seemed to be having a reunion while others had no one with them to nervously await news from the doctor. People in the same room as me that literally had family members fighting for their lives. Nothing Else Matters During times like this, and for those in this waiting room on this particular day, nothing else matters. Not our...

  • jobs

  • athletic ability

  • accomplishments

  • houses

...or many other activities that typically consumes our days. None of this matters! What matters is our faith and being surrounded by loved ones. As we approach this Christmas season, I encourage each of you to take a few minutes to sit around the dinner table and visit with your family. Take special note if there is any need that they have. This gives you a chance to pray for them or maybe even comfort them in a hospital waiting room, in the future. Let us not lose sight of the important things in life. Hope you all have a great Christmas season! Thank you for your commitment to being better men.

Jon Ross Henderson MD5 Facilitator

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