Thursday, January 21st, 2010

One of the blogs I follow is The Sarcastic Lutheran.  And she recently posted a sermon on Haiti and where God is in this picture in which she said:

This week’s events bring with them a lot of questions about God, and none of them have to do with parties.  One atheist blog I read this week sneeringly used the earthquake to make a case against believing in God at all.  The writer implying that he could not believe in a God who would inflict such suffering on so many people, which made me admit that according to that definition I must be an atheist too because I don’t believe in that God either.

She goes on to talk about the marriage feast as Cana and what kind of God Jesus shows himself to be.  If you are interested, you can find Nadia’s sermon here.

So I had my “family” visit today, meeting (along with my wife) with my surgeon in preparation for my gastric bypass surgery February 8th.  It was really a non event.  Final declaration of which surgery I’m having (I could have the lap band rather than the bypass, but it would probably not do as much for my diabetes).  Expect a call pre surgery from the hospital.  It’s helpful to bring a complete list of medications with me to the hospital.  Here’s a wipe to use the day of the surgery.  The most likely complication (leakage) is only a 1 to 2 % occurance (and can be dealt with).  I was weighed and my blood pressure were taken on the front end.  No more questions?  See you in February. (more…)