Lessons Learned on the Journey

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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Honey or Vinegar?

“I am so sorry. I spilled coffee on your clean counter.” With a disarming laugh and a twinkle in his eye, the manager of the convenience store who had been cleaning the counter replied,…

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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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