Lessons Learned on the Journey

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…

View Post →

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. I sometimes…

View Post →

Struggles on the Journey – Forgetting My Identity

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

View Post →

Struggles on the Journey - Lack of Joy

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

View Post →

Struggles on the Journey – Hubris

Hubris – excessive pride and a sense of self-importance - is a constant temptation for me. Yet if you knew me well, you would understand that my hubris constantly rubs shoulders with the…

View Post →

Struggles on the Journey – Hiding

As I listened to the story of his journey to Jesus, I was amazed by his nonchalant transparency. He described his family life growing up in North America having come from another country and an…

View Post →

Struggles on the Journey – Crazy Busy

Is there any way to describe the pace of modern life other than – crazy busy? We live in a 24 hour society with non-stop opportunity to eat, drink and be entertained. I need more discipline…

View Post →

Struggles on the Journey – My Unavailability

While living in Hungary, through an amazing set of circumstances, the President of Hungary made himself available for a 30 minute one-on-one appointment with me. Obviously I made myself available.…

View Post →

A Conduit Not A Reservoir

Collecting has always been a part of my nature. As a boy, I used my paper route earnings to collect coins and antiques. Books and papers were cherished and accumulated in piles. Throwing things away…

View Post →

Leading Like a Shepherd

Studying leadership over the years, I have read books by people like Stephen Covey, Peter Drucker, John Maxwell, and others. I learned such things as 7 habits, 5 principles and multiple guidelines…

View Post →