Hi, I am David. Thank you for connecting with me. It is my desire and goal to help create resources and an environment that leads toward restoration for the body, mind and soul. My primary focus is Diabetes and Post-Traumatic Stress.
I am diabetic and have also dealt with PTSD. It is from these personal experiences/struggles and the experience I have from helping people as a science teacher, Army Chaplain and pastor that I provide this content.
I invite you to find your path toward wholeness. Each path is unique. At the same time, each path shares a lot in common. It is my offer to come along side you on your journey and offer the knowledge, tools and a community you can utilize to encourage you along your path toward a renewed life.
[Disclaimer: This is not a medical site. I do not provide medical consultations. Always work with your healthcare provider when implementing an action plan.]
Why these topics…?
For years I suffered from diabetes and related complications. Nothing I tried would get the diabetes to a level that stopped the complications. Oral medication and insulin did not do the trick. An ultra low carb diet also fell short. And every combination left me experiencing complications. Then came a heart attack!
After the heart attack I took another look at possibilities for dealing with diabetes. Honestly, I did not feel very hope filled at the beginning of my journey. I had tried many things only to be disappointed.
All that has changed! My blood sugar is under control. My cholesterol level is good. My triglycerides are normal and my blood pressure and resting heart rate are exceptional! All without the 10 medications that I once took daily to “manage” diabetes and its friends.
Diabetes can be defeated–especially Type 2! It does not have to devastate our lives. There is not an easy, quick or instant fix. But we can start taking meaningful action today. We can rapidly see significant results. And some more good news… It does not take expensive potions, pills and gimmicks!
I am an Army Wounded Warrior and a medically retired Army Chaplain. During one of my tours to Iraq something devastating happened to my lungs that resulted in Constrictive Bronchiolitis Obliterans (small airways destroyed). I developed diabetes during that same time period.
I know from firsthand experience what it is to deal with the physical, psychological and spiritual effects of war and trauma. As an Army Chaplain I also provided care for Soldiers before, during and after combat. Between deployments this care included the families of Soldiers.
Since my medical retirement I have continued to provide care for active duty, veterans and their families through seminars and the podcast, “Healing the Wounds of War”. I am also the pastor of an exceptional community of people who want to bring hope and healing to others at Christ the King Church, Yelm, WA.
Education and other :
- Bachelor of Science — Biology, Texas A&M–Commerce, TX
- Master of Divinity, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Ft. Worth, TX
- Clinical Pastoral Education (2 units)
- Critical Intervention Certification (ICISF)
- Instructor of Anatomy & Physiology, and Pathology at the School of Health Profession, Dallas, TX
I am blessed with a phenomenal wife, Renata. Besides being a great wife, she is also an accomplish pianist. Together we have one son, Ben.