Lessons Learned on the Journey

What Water Am I Drinking?

But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. John 4:14 NLT …

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Looking for Lessons in Unusual Places

Life lessons can be found in unusual places. For instance, Jesus while walking with his disciples said, …

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Comfort

On Christmas Eve day my mother went home to be with the Lord. She was a wonderful mother. Her presence in my life helped to shape who I am today and I am grateful. But mixed with gratitude and joy is…

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God Is Near

The Christmas season has not ended for me as I continue to meditate on Immanuel – God with us. The fact that God is near has been a consuming thought for weeks. …

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The Wonderful "Smallness" of Christmas

When we first moved to Hungary in 1996, I shopped in small local stores. Budapest changed as malls and "mega-stores" took over. These changes reflected the notion that "bigger is…

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Staying in Style

I like to dress in style. However, I learned as a teenaged boy that I could not keep up with changing fashions. So I decided on a particular style and have stuck with it for 50 years – khakis,…

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Is God Enough?

Is God sufficient for all my needs? “Of course!” is my reflex response. But what am I really thinking? “If only I had this or that; if only my circumstances were different, then I…

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Thanksgiving in Adversity

Life is hard. …

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A Lavish Lifestyle

A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed. Proverbs 11:25 NIV. …

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Strive or Surrender?

The world has always told me to strive. I listened. I studied hard through years of education and I have worked diligently all my life. Even the church encourages me to strive – in Bible…

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