Lessons Learned on the Journey

The Seal of Approval

In the early 20th century, the Good Housekeeping Magazine initiated the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval. This seal of approval protected against misrepresentation by food suppliers. This…

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The Sin of the Desert

A story is told of a Bedouin shepherd's response to the persistence of a man telling him about Jesus. The shepherd said, "I understand why you are persistent. You do not want to commit the…

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He Chooses the Unexpected

To whom does God turn when He wants to accomplish His work? When I look for a new employee, I consider education, work experience and character. This is a good practice. However, God often chooses…

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It Seems Right!

What book do I turn to for answers to the difficult questions in my life? A friend of mine believes that everyone's life reflects the beliefs expressed in a book. Increasingly people I know are…

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What Spills Out When I Am Bumped

Medicine has very sophisticated ways to monitor what is going on inside the body – heart monitors next to blood pressure machines on top of attachments accessing the oxygen content of the…

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Seeking Wisdom and Power

With the world seeming to increasingly spin out of control, seeking wisdom about and power over the events in my own life sounds like a good idea. However, I often find myself in more distress as I…

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Borrowing Future Worries for Present Consumption

I have just finished a wonderful week filled with specific answers to prayer. Praise God. I am filled with gratitude. Even so I find myself awake at 3 am borrowing future worries for present…

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Oh, no . . . I cannot wait!

Waiting is an anathema to me. A long check-out line in the grocery store or a line at the ATM machine causes me great angst. My mother once told me that cooking was not to be my life's work…

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Where did my spiritual appetite go?

"Many foreign students who come to the United States for their college education are affluent and privileged. This special status has numbed their spiritual appetites. Only when crisis comes,…

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Relevance vs. Righteousness

I love reading daily newspapers to keep abreast of the current affairs of the world. In addition, sports scores and summaries bring me great pleasure. In reading from the world's point of view…

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