Lessons Learned on the Journey

Entries in the Integrity category

Proof of Concept

Proof of concept is a term used in business and science to describe a process that tests the reliability of a service or a product. It determines the potential for real-life application. …

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Belief – Actions

I used to enjoy teaching resident doctors the art of medicine – how to communicate to patients, showing them kindness and compassion. However, this caused me to pause when I considered my heart…

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God’s Demands vs My Desires

"I grew up on a reservation in South Dakota, filled with resentment and anger toward the white man." These were the words of a man sitting next to me at a banquet. He shared with me that…

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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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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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A suggestion or a command?

Early in my life I learned a valuable lesson – to distinguish between a suggestion and a command. Initially I did not understand. I learned quickly when my parents disciplined me for…

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No Rule Book, No Lines, No Joy

Imagine a game of tennis without the lines. Just throw the rule book out the window. The way I play tennis, the temptation to do just that is strong! However, without the lines, the game of tennis…

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Exaggeration and Embellishment

I enjoy the great fictional story telling of my good friend. He is proficient in this wonderful but fading art form. Conveying the details of fictional events in words and images often involves…

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A suggestion or a command?

Early in my life I learned a valuable lesson – to distinguish between a suggestion and a command. Initially I did not understand. I learned quickly when my parents disciplined me for…

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Our Lives - A Construction Site

My job on Monday night is to take out the trash which, of course, includes separating it into piles of paper, glass and plastic. When I took out the trash as a young boy trash was trash - everything…

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