Lessons Learned on the Journey

Entries in the Unity category

Looking for God

One of my bad habits is failing to see God when circumstances don't live up to my expectations. In fact, I am often blinded by my sense of entitlement to happiness and "good things".…

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The Ministry of Faultfinding

In literature classes during my college days, I was taught to analyze the works of great authors. At times, however, it seemed as if I was encouraged to search for and find fault with literary…

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An Unhurried Cup of Coffee

“What do you miss most about your homeland?” My question to a native German living in the United States brought an unexpected reply. “What I miss most is sitting unhurried at a…

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A Distant God Will Not Do

Watching the earthquake disaster unfold in Haiti is painful. I have watched with a sense of hopelessness, unable to lend a helping hand. However, I have observed with interest the initial responses…

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"Wear Our Skin"

Eating breakfast at a conference in Malaysia found me at a table of healthcare workers from a restricted country. Our pleasant conversation caused me to ask how I could encourage or help them. Their…

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Go Team!!

As a former college soccer player (.......years ago!), it was a treat to hear the present coach speak about my alma mater’s recent successes. This coach's unique ability to blend the…

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Is this community?

There they were - hundreds of people with iPods and MP3 players dancing in the middle of Paddington Train Station in London...what is going on? I was momentarily frightened until I discovered that…

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Learning at the Cold End of the Stethoscope

I have had the privilege of learning under many extraordinary teachers. However, some of my best teachers have been the unexpected and difficult life circumstances which offer learning that cannot…

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A Shelter In A Time of Need

The day was cloudless, filled with sunshine. Pamela and I were walking on top of the Dachstein Glacier in Austria (2,700 meters above sea level). A biting cold wind and a brilliant sun quickly sent…

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Community

There they were - hundreds of people with iPods and MP3 players dancing in the middle of Paddington Train Station in London...what is going on? I was momentarily frightened until I discovered that…

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