Lessons Learned on the Journey

Faith Maintenance

The opening paragraph in my car’s service manual says the following: …

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A Quiet Soul in the Information Age

Although I appreciate and enjoy the conveniences and information that technology provides, I see the insidious dangers. The following quotes are from the book Flickering Pixels: How Technology…

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What Do I Want in Abundance?

When it comes to the issue of abundance, my mind automatically shifts to thoughts of material possessions - money, houses, and cars. This is rather embarrassing. I would want people to believe that I…

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My Plan's or God's

My “meticulous-planning personality” helps me capture more time. Early in our marriage I naively thought that my wife, Pamela, could just fit into my schedule without any consultation. I…

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An Unhurried Cup of Coffee

I asked a man from Germany what he missed most while living in the United States. He replied, “I miss sitting unhurried at a café and drinking coffee with friends. Now I get my coffee at…

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Responding in the Present

A friend once said that many times she thinks so far ahead and worries so much about what might happen in the future that she misses the joys and opportunities presented to her in the "here and…

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Hearing Impaired

A blind physician colleague once said to me, "I would rather be blind than deaf." I was taken aback . . . could that be? He explained further by saying that even though he is blind, he can…

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The End is Coming

Does it feel like the end of the world is coming? What am I to do? Horde my money? Vote for someone who I think will solve my problems? The apostle Peter, near the end of his life, suggested that…

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See One, Do One, Teach One

In medical school, books and lectures were only the beginning. Learning to practice medicine was never left to didactics alone. The dictum “See one, do one, teach one” was the method used…

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First Responders

In emergency medicine those who are first on the scene for heart attacks, strokes, and other life threatening problems are called first responders. They need to be called, however, before they can…

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