Lessons Learned on the Journey

My Merit Versus God's Mercy

A battle wages within me...somehow believing that I am good enough for God's acceptance rather than believing that it is only God's mercy that saves me. I don't know why a voice in my…

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Love of Power versus Power of Love

A battle wages within me daily — the love of power or the power of love? The winner of this battle determines how I live my life in relationships. Loving power often yields results burdened…

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Faith Versus Sight

A battle wages within me daily — What to believe? Should I trust only what I can see — the visibly obvious? Or can I trust what I cannot see — by faith? …

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The Purpose of This Email

A colleague of mine often begins his emails with the phrase "The purpose of this email...". This simple direct approach to communication helps me focus as I read his message. …

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The Seal of Approval

In the early 20th century, the Good Housekeeping Magazine initiated the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval. This seal of approval protected against misrepresentation by food suppliers. This…

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The Sin of the Desert

A story is told of a Bedouin shepherd's response to the persistence of a man telling him about Jesus. The shepherd said, "I understand why you are persistent. You do not want to commit the…

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He Chooses the Unexpected

To whom does God turn when He wants to accomplish His work? When I look for a new employee, I consider education, work experience and character. This is a good practice. However, God often chooses…

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It Seems Right!

What book do I turn to for answers to the difficult questions in my life? A friend of mine believes that everyone's life reflects the beliefs expressed in a book. Increasingly people I know are…

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What Spills Out When I Am Bumped

Medicine has very sophisticated ways to monitor what is going on inside the body – heart monitors next to blood pressure machines on top of attachments accessing the oxygen content of the…

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Seeking Wisdom and Power

With the world seeming to increasingly spin out of control, seeking wisdom about and power over the events in my own life sounds like a good idea. However, I often find myself in more distress as I…

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