Lessons Learned on the Journey

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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Borrowing Future Worries for Present Consumption

I have just finished a wonderful week filled with specific answers to prayer. Praise God. I am filled with gratitude. Even so I find myself awake at 3 am borrowing future worries for present…

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Oh, no . . . I cannot wait!

Waiting is an anathema to me. A long check-out line in the grocery store or a line at the ATM machine causes me great angst. My mother once told me that cooking was not to be my life's work…

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Where did my spiritual appetite go?

"Many foreign students who come to the United States for their college education are affluent and privileged. This special status has numbed their spiritual appetites. Only when crisis comes,…

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Relevance vs. Righteousness

I love reading daily newspapers to keep abreast of the current affairs of the world. In addition, sports scores and summaries bring me great pleasure. In reading from the world's point of view…

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Living in Community

Loving God is easier for me early in the morning alone with Him. In fact, sitting in my comfortable chair reading His Word in the quiet of day, sainthood seems attainable. However, later in the day…

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Alone With God

But when he was alone with his own disciples, he explained everything.(Mark 4:34 NIV) …

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What Happened to the Art of Storytelling?

The art of storytelling used to take place at family meals and other gatherings. In today’s society, however, family meals occur less often or not at all. How sad. The stories about our family…

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Why the Wilderness?

Are you like me - often whining about the circumstances of my life? Much like the children of Israel wandering in the wilderness, I ask the silly question “Where is God and why must I suffer?…

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