The Healthy Body


Recently, our Western Jurisdiction College of Bishops and Directors of Connectional Ministries met in Honolulu for our semi-annual meeting (I know…I know, it was a tough assignment, but someone had to do it!). We try to visit each of the major ministry locations throughout the Jurisdiction, and we hadn’t been to Hawaii in quite some time.

whologwhy photo. Used with permission (flickr CC)

After our official meetings, Jan came over to join me for a short vacation. During this time, one of my teeth started to hurt and it kept getting worse. With that typical macho attitude, I decided to tough it out, and made an appointment with my own dentist upon returning. At its height the tooth was so bad I couldn’t eat anything, which is a crime in Hawaii where the food is so good. I never experienced childbirth, but a toothache might come in second in terms of sheer pain. I know childbirth has no equivalent (which makes me glad I have never experienced it!). ...

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Grant Hagiya
Bishop Grant Hagiya serves the Greater Northwest Episcopal Area, providing leadership to the Oregon-Idaho, Pacific Northwest and Alaska Conferences.