Fred Wehba on Love in its Purest Form

In Religion on November 3, 2015 at 5:14 pm

Fred WehbaLove, says Fred Wehba, is best described in the Bible. After all, there is no greater source of love than the love of God. Here, Fred Wehba answers questions about the greatest of all gifts.

Q: How does the Bible define love?

Fred Wehba: In 1 Corinthians 13, it is stated that love is patient. This means that those who love have the ability to do so despite obstacles they must overcome.

Q: What does it mean that love does not envy?

Fred Wehba: When you have love in your heart, you do not feel jealous of what another has. The ability to love is the greatest gifts that we have been given, so when you find it there is no reason to be envious of anything.

Q: Why is love considered “not self-seeking?” Don’t we love to make ourselves better?

Fred Wehba: In its purest form, love does not develop just to make us feel good. Of course, that euphoric feeling comes with the love itself. You cannot force love into your life for your self-serving purposes.

Q: Is it possible to love during times of great darkness?

Fred Wehba: The Bible states that love does not delight in evil. Instead, it rejoices with the truth. This means that love will find a spark even in the darkest times.

Q: What are some ways to show love?

Fred Wehba: People show love in many different ways. A child will show love with the simplest of acts such as a hug or a trusting glance.

Q: And adults…?

Fred Wehba: Adults show their love in the compassion and empathy that they offer to others.

Q: Do animals love?

Fred Wehba: As God’s creatures, I believe that animals are capable of love. Their love is not shown or developed in the same way as humans though, because they are not human.

Q: Why does the Bible say that love never fails?

Fred Wehba: Real love is incapable of failure. So the feelings that do fail are not love.

Q: How is love different from the concept of knowledge and prophecy?

Fred Wehba: Knowledge can be lost over time and prophecies may come and go. The love of God is eternal.

Q: What does the Bible mean when it states that when “completeness comes, what is in part disappears?”

Fred Wehba: It’s very simple, really. When a part becomes a whole the unfinished is no more. The emptiness disappears and only the whole remains.

Q: Why does the Bible refer to a man as a clanging cymbal if he does not have love?

Fred Wehba: A man who speaks without love in his heart is simply making noise.

Q: Is it possible to learn to love by performing unselfish acts?

Fred Wehba: If the acts are truly selfless, you can open up the room for love in your heart. However, if they are done with the intent of gain that they are not pure.

Q: What is the most sustainable form of love?

Fred Wehba: All love – real love – is sustainable and shall remain despite circumstances, distance, and inconvenience. The only One who loves that perfectly is God Himself.

Find a Dentist Experienced in Crafting Dentures, Recommend Dental Experts

In Health and Beauty on September 29, 2015 at 7:45 pm

A brief Q and A on dentures from the nation’s dental experts all across the United States.

Q: What are dentures?

A: Dentures are removable devices that replace missing teeth. They help restore a person’s ability to speak clearly and eat properly. It is important to find a dentist experienced in crafting dentures as an ill-fitting set can cause problems with the gums.

Q: What types of dentures are available?

A: There are three primary types of dentures: conventional, immediate, and overdenture. Conventional dentures are formed over the gums after any remaining teeth are removed. Immediate dentures are often referred to as “same-day” dentures. They may be used during the healing process. Overdentures are dentures that contour to the gum line and over any remaining teeth. Once you find a dentist, you will want to confirm which options are offered at their practice.

Q: Do dentures hurt?

A: Many new denture wearers report an awkward or uncomfortable feeling for the first few weeks while they become accustomed to their new oral configuration. Some minor irritation and soreness is to be expected. For the first few weeks, many denture wearers report an increased production of saliva.

Q: How many trips to the dentist will it take to properly fit my dentures?

A: When you find a dentist with extensive denture experience, he or she will ensure as few visits as possible. Keep in mind, however, that a number of factors, including your physical healing time and availability during office hours, play a significant role as well.

Q: How will my dental hygiene routine change?

A: Once you have dentures, your dental hygiene routine will change slightly. You will need to soak your dentures overnight and brush your gums, the roof of your mouth, and your tongue every morning and before bed. Your dentures should also be brushed every day to prevent staining and plaque buildup.

Dr. Damon R. Johnson, DDS Answers Questions about his Edmond, OK Dentist Practice

In Health and Beauty on August 4, 2015 at 4:18 pm

Damon R. Johnson, DDS Dental Excellence founder and namesake, explains his educational background, office policies, specialties, and more in this brief question-and-answer session.

Q: From where and when did you graduate dental school?

Edmond dentist, Damon R. Johnson, DDS: I am proud to call Oklahoma University’s School of Dentistry my alma mater. I finished in 1993 – the same year I opened Damon R. Johnson, DDS Dental Excellence.

Q: Have you taken any advanced courses since that time?

Edmond, OK dentist, Damon R. Johnson, DDS: Yes, of course. I’ve studied extensively on cosmetic and restorative dentistry. I am trained in the treatment of misaligned teeth using Invisalign® and have taken numerous training courses on our advanced dental tools and procedures.

Q: Where can one find unbiased reviews of your practice?

Edmond dentist, Damon R. Johnson, DDS: I invite readers to visit the following site –

Q: What about your staff? Do you have a certified dental hygienist?

Edmond, OK dentist, Damon R. Johnson, DDS: We do! Valorie has been with us for going on five years. Our patients love her and will actually rebook if she’s unavailable!

Q: Is your office pretty easy to find?

Edmond dentist, Damon R. Johnson, DDS: We are probably the easiest Edmond, OK dentist office to find as we are just across the street from Mitch Park.

Q: Can you accommodate early and late appointments?

Edmond, OK dentist, Damon R. Johnson, DDS: We work from 7:30 until 5:30 (and often later) Monday through Thursday.

Q: I’ve heard that some Edmond, OK dentist offices will blacklist a patient for missed appointments…what’s that about?

Edmond dentist, Damon R. Johnson, DDS:  I don’t know about others but we do try to work with people and reschedule. We all have families and other obligations and understand that things come up.

Q: Do you take credit cards?

Edmond, OK dentist, Damon R. Johnson, DDS: We do, yes, and can even offer financing for up to twelve months.

Q: What if I have insurance?

Edmond dentist, Damon R. Johnson, DDS: We work with most companies. Our front office staff is pleased to talk to each patient and will work with their insurance if possible.

Q: What are your specialties?

Edmond, OK dentist, Damon R. Johnson, DDS: I focus on all aspects of general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry. I use Cerec 3D Crowns along with pain-free lasers and advanced imaging equipment.

Q: What about common issues, like periodontal disease?

Edmond dentist, Damon R. Johnson, DDS: That’s one of the most common problems we use the WaterLase water laser for. It’s a special laser that charges water instead of light to correct ailing gum lines.

Q: How can I make an appointment?

Edmond, OK dentist, Damon R. Johnson, DDS: Appointments are available by calling 405.348.6161 or by visiting our website online at


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