Lessons Learned on the Journey

Letting It Go...

Holding on requires letting go. For instance, in order to pick up my grandson, I must first put down the book that is in my hand. Grasping the things that matter in life requires releasing my grip on…

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Is Testing Good for My Faith?

The journey to becoming an emergency physician was long and arduous filled with many tests. The most challenging tests were during residency training where the integration of head knowledge met…

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Why Is It Important To Watch The Whole Movie?

Sometimes I judge a movie by its title, by the opinions of others or by watching a trailer. I never really know the movie, however, until I have actually seen it. Sometimes I find that people make…

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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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