Weekly Devotions Header 2024

These devotions are targeted specifically for you, the healthcare professional, and the challenges unique to you that you face on a day-to-day basis. You can sign-up here to receive these devotions through a weekly email or you can come back to this page to read the weekly devotion online. We hope you are encouraged and inspired by them, and that you can gain insight and wisdom from others who have gone through the same challenges that you face in the healthcare industry today.

"If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him" (James 1:5, KJV).

Mission in the Mess

By Al Weir, MD | May 28, 2024

“…Instead I am single-minded: Forgetting the things that are behind and reaching out for the things that are ahead, with this goal in mind, I strive toward the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:13-14, NET).

Seasoned

By Al Weir, MD | May 22, 2024

“Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person” (Colossians 4:6, NIV).

Grabbing For Jesus

By Al Weir, MD | May 14, 2024

“As for other matters, brothers and sisters, pray for us that the message of the Lord may spread rapidly and be honored…” (2 Thessalonians 3:1, NASB).

Excellence

By Al Weir, MD | May 7, 2024

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters” (Colossians 3:23, NIV).

God’s Sandwich

By Al Weir, MD | April 30, 2024

One of my favorite patients is a part-time pastor. At the beginning of his visit this week, he shared a frustrating story from the day before. “I was standing in the line at Subway, telling the woman how to fix my sandwich.

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By Al Weir, MD | April 23, 2024

I stepped into the fellows’ room to share a bit of wisdom: “You guys are not yet practicing medicine but will get there soon enough. Let me tell you how to build your practice.

Pentecost

By Al Weir, MD | April 16, 2024

He was cancer free but suffering from complications of therapy. “This ain’t nothing,” he declared. “In the 80s I was shooting up drugs every day. I would find myself watching my hand inject the drugs and tell it to stop, but it wouldn’t. I even tried to commit suicide. I took an extra-large dose of the drug and injected it.

Hope-Hopping

By Al Weir, MD | April 10, 2024

“We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure…” (Hebrews 6:19, NIV).

We reviewed his CT in our multidisciplinary conference after treating his cancer with radioembolization.

I brought him good news: “Right now, I’m optimistic. There’s no evidence of cancer on your scan.”

He replied, “Optimist nothing, Doc. God said, ‘It is finished,’ and that’s all I need. That’s where my hope lies.”

Hanging By a Thread

By Al Weir, MD | April 2, 2024

“For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all” (2 Corinthians 4:17, NIV).

Gracefully Broken

By Al Weir, MD | March 26, 2024

“The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise” (Psalm 51:17, ESV).

The Nudge

By Al Weir, MD | March 19, 2024

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8, NIV).

Fickle Faith

By Al Weir, MD | March 12, 2024

He is one of our few remaining World War II heroes at 97—a retired pastor, still alert, able to walk with a cane, writing great stories about his life and sharing wisdom that only comes with experience.