Lessons Learned on the Journey

Reality vs. Delusion

There are days when I actually think that my own good works will satisfy or that more of this and more of that will make my soul content. That is a delusion! To try to satisfy my own soul is…

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Power Tools: Our Words

Words sting, encourage, dishearten, or sooth. They are powerful— whether at the dinner table, in the car, at bedtime, in disagreement or not. People have known both the sting of my words and…

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No Shortcuts

When I bite into an apple and enjoy the crisp sweet taste, I do not think about what went into “making” that apple. Sometime in the past, apple seeds were planted. They grew into…

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From Meaningless to Meaningful

My life uncoupled from God is meaningless. How do I know? The wisest man who ever lived tells me so. In Ecclesiastes 2, Solomon says that all the good things he pursued: …

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God's Handiwork

I was taught to love, care, protect and provide for the weak, the poor and the vulnerable. Why? Because they are weak, poor and vulnerable. Yet if that is my prime motivation, I could end up letting…

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Finding a Cure

Vaccines to stop this pandemic. Medical therapies to treat this scourge. We need a cure. Without a treatment we are destined to continue the battle with Covid-19. …

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God’s Presence in the Midst of a Pandemic

Do you, like me, feel inadequate and a bit overwhelmed during this time of pandemic? Moses knew this feeling often. He came to realize that he needed God’s presence every minute and every step…

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Ordinary People

When God wants to achieve His eternal purposes, he looks for ordinary people who will be faithfully obedient. Look at a shepherd boy sent to kill a giant (I Samuel 17:1- 25:7) and even a prostitute…

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Don’t Run Out of Gas

Paul praying for the church at Ephesus …

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For Such a Time as This

The present pandemic has temporarily changed our world. People seem to be experiencing many ranges of anxiety and fear. Yet I have to ask myself, “What is my foundation and response as a…

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