Lessons Learned on the Journey

What About Those Moments of Silence?

It is easier to communicate that I am a Christ-follower in a taxi cab than in a conversation at my medical university where, at opportune moments, silence is my choice. Why, in certain circumstances,…

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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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Enthusiasm

Words often develop meanings apart from the original dictionary definitions. The word tolerant is an example. To be tolerant is to respectfully disagree, enduring another's opinion while still…

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Teachable Moments on the Journey

Without knowing our destination, any journey becomes a series of wandering trails. Stephen Convey, in his book The 7 Habits of Highly Sucessful People, suggests we must "begin with the end in…

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Results That Matter

I am a results-oriented guy. Give me a goal or challenge and I am quick to respond. Pursuing results is often exciting, but can at times be misleading. …

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Voice Recognition

Voice recognition amazes me. I speak and my computer or smartphone types out my words. I say, “Call Michelangelo’s Pizza” and the pizza man answers. I could have never imagined it…

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Hospitality

A major airline recently revealed that the seats in economy class would be placed closer together. I thought the seats were already too tight. Of course, the airline that made that announcement is…

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