Lessons Learned on the Journey

Do My Words Really Matter?

Why do words carry such significance? …

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What about those moments of silence?

It is easier to communicate that I am a Christ follower in a taxi cab than in a conversation at my medical university where, at opportune moments, silence is my choice. Why, in certain circumstances,…

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What distracts me as I follow Jesus?

The story of Jesus’ visit to the home of Martha and Mary has often troubled me. Maybe that is because I identify with Martha. Being a type A, goal oriented person concerned with outcomes,…

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Guard My Heart

What determines the course of my life? Obviously it includes such things as the family of my birth, the opportunities and difficulties of life and my choices. However, the Bible says that something…

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God’s Presence provides…

Why is God’s presence so important? Moses knew. He realized that he could not accomplish God’s purposes without God’s presence. In his incredible dialogue with God, Moses said…

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Wholesome?

In today’s world where cynicism, sarcasm and edginess are in vogue, being described as wholesome sounds rather boring or naïve. And I would not ever want to be thought of as boring or…

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No Room for Jesus

There was no room in the inn at Jesus’ birth because it was full. At times "full" could describe my life – busy and distracted – leaving little room for Jesus. In order to…

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Enthusiasm

Words often develop meanings apart from original dictionary definitions. The word tolerant is an example. To be tolerant is to respectfully disagree, endure another’s opinion while still…

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Results That Matter

I am a results oriented guy! Give me a goal or challenge me to do something and I will respond. Pursuing results is often exciting but can at times mislead me. …

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Teachable Moments on the Journey

Without knowing our destination, any journey becomes a series of wandering trails. Stephen Covey in his book The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People suggests that we must “begin with the end…

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