Lessons Learned on the Journey

Discerning the Call of God

At times on my journey with Jesus it has been difficult to discern what God is calling me to do. Actually the call of God is quite simple. Jesus most often expressed it in two words, “Follow…

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From Whom Should I Learn?

My willingness to be open and teachable determines the path of my life journey. What I learn is influenced by where I turn for answers and to whom I listen. The WHO is often as important as the WHAT…

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Discouraged?

What to do? More than a decade ago, life’s circumstances seemed beyond hope with multiple devastating long-term medical issues in our family. I was full of despair. As a physician, I felt so…

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What Jesus Says About Multi-Tasking

A debate is in progress in academic circles about the dangers of multi-tasking—Is it harmful to my well-being, to my productivity and to my tranquility? As an emergency physician, my ability…

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Decisions Made in Fear

Often my life seems to mirror those of Jesus’ disciples—rowing in a boat against a storm. The storms of life—physical, relational, financial, work issues—so consume me that I…

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Struggles on the Journey – My Enough

Not having enough is certainly a problem. A lack of food, money or medicine can be life-threatening and is experienced by many around the world. “Not enough” is a major problem in much…

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Struggles on the Journey – The Influences of the World

Miscalculating my ability to resist the subtle influences of the world around me can result in not-so-subtle negative outcomes in my life. I am called to be in the world but not of the world. So what…

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Struggles on the Journey – Clarity

My thoughts and ideas have no meaning to others until they find full expression in clearly articulated words – written or spoken. I can respond to my thoughts but others cannot. Sometimes I…

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Struggles on the Journey - Forgetting My Identity

How I view myself - my identity - is shaped by my early childhood development, education, vocational life, family life, and church and ministry experiences. Blessing and heartbreak in each of these…

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Struggles on the Journey – Lack of Joy

The intent of God is that I live a life of abiding joy. However, I often find myself living inside the story of my circumstances rather than inside God’s reality. The result is a lack of joy…

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