December 2017 - Steve Stern

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The Joy of Giving

As I sat with a patient and his wife yesterday we got to talking about getting presents for loved ones for Christmas.  The patient said he liked to surprise his wife with the presents he got for her.  One year he got his wife a metal detector which she wanted […]


Nobody Wants to Go to Bethlehem

When Mary is in the ninth month of her pregnancy she and Joseph have to go to Bethlehem to register for the census decreed by Caesar Augustus.  I can’t imagine that Mary was pleased to have to travel to Bethlehem when she was so physically uncomfortable.  When she discovers she […]