Lessons Learned on the Journey

Entries in the Confession category

Sin Prevention

Intentional prevention always beats the labor of problem solving. The time, energy and resources needed to solve a problem is usually significantly more than the investment in prevention. In…

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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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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…

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Knowing vs. Being Known

Knowledge is a much-rewarded commodity in our culture today. Striving to know has been a large part of my journey in life. Also, I have found that knowledge can be used as a weapon for arguments or…

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The Cost of Forgiveness

I often say, "Please forgive me" so glibly that I give little thought to the deep suffering my words or actions may have caused others and the resulting cost of forgiveness required of that…

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Where Are You Daddy?

"Where are you Daddy?" I heard this pleading cry of a small child while shopping. The reply came quickly, "Daddy is over here. Follow my voice." The little girl in response to her…

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Lessons in Forgiveness

Scientific research shows that when I forgive I will be happier and healthier. (Robert Enright Ph.D., International Forgiveness Institute, University of Wisconsin-Madison) Studies by Dr. Fred Laskin…

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Letting Go of Hurts

What he said about me was not true. . . how can I stop my desire to find revenge? Forgiveness and reconciliation do not come naturally to me. At times, "chewing on the hurts" feels good.…

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Preparing My Bucket Before I Fill It

When I clean the kitchen floor, I first go to the closet to get the bucket. I often find that my bucket has miscellaneous items in it and dirt at the bottom that has mysteriously appeared since the…

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Restoration Projects

In 1904 London-based Gresham Life Assurance Company began construction of its foreign headquarters, the Gresham Palace. This beautifully extravagant example of Art Nouveau architecture was located in…

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