Lessons Learned on the Journey

Entries in the Importance category

The Wonderful "Smallness" of Christmas

When we first moved to Hungary in 1996, we shopped in small local stores. Over the years, however, "megastores" and malls popped up around the city. These changes reflected the notion that…

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Growing in Child-Likeness: Safe and Secure

We know that God's children do not make a practice of sinning, for God's Son holds them securely, and the evil one cannot touch them. We know that we are the children of God and the world…

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Growing in Child-Likeness - Protecting My Heart

Dear children, keep away from anything that might take God's place in your hearts. 1 John 5:21 NLT …

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Alone with God

But when He was alone with His own disciples, He explained everything. Mark 4:34 NIV …

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Letting It Go

Holding on requires letting go. For instance, to pick up my grandson, I must first put down the book that is in my hand. Grasping the things that matter in life requires releasing my grip on the…

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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 the trailer. I never really know the movie however, until I have actually seen it. Sometimes I find that people make…

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What Distracts Me As I Follow Jesus?

The story of Jesus' visit to the home of Martha and Mary has often troubled me. Maybe that is because I identify with Martha. Being a Type A, goal-oriented person concerned with outcomes, impact,…

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Guard My Heart

What determines the course of my life? Obviously, it includes such things as the family of my birth, the opportunities and difficulties of life, and my choices. However, the Bible says that something…

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God's Presence Provides

Why is God's presence so important? Moses knew. He realized that he could not accomplish God's purposes without God's presence. In his incredible dialogue with God, Moses said that he…

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Wholesome

In today’s world where cynicism, sarcasm, and edginess are in vogue, “wholesome” sounds rather boring or naïve. I would not want to be thought of as boring or naïve. …

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