Lessons Learned on the Journey

Spiritual Fast Food

"You will never be a great cook until you can learn patience." These words from my mother reveal two things about me: I have a tendency to be impatient and I have never been a good cook.…

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Thanksgiving in Adversity

"God cannot love you more tomorrow than He loves you today." These words were spoken to me by a person in the midst of adversity. One might ask, "How could that be?" God's…

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All-knowing Bob

Soon after arriving in Budapest a Greek physician asked me, "Do you know why God called you to Hungary?" With confidence I replied, "Yes, I think I do know." This kind, wise man…

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By Him and for Him

One of my wife's favorite verses describes how the world was made and was intended to operate. Speaking of Jesus, Paul says, …

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When trouble comes...

When trouble comes I am so prone to look to myself or to others for answers. The end of that journey is often frustration and anger. My mentor in Hungary - a wise gentleman who had known suffering,…

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An Unhurried Cup of Coffee

I asked a man from Germany what he missed most while living in the United States. He replied, "I miss sitting unhurried at a café and drinking coffee with friends. Now I get my coffee at…

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He is Everywhere

Our boss caught us loafing! We always worked hard in his presence, but sometimes we were not as diligent in our work when he wasn't around. These are the true confessions of my work experience on…

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God's Demands vs. My Desires

"I grew up on a reservation in South Dakota, filled with resentment and anger toward the white man." These were the words of a man sitting next to me at a banquet. He shared with me that…

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Drudgery or Joy?

Life is difficult! At times nothing seems easy. In fact, it can become drugery - menial tasks, the toils of everday life, the pain, and the "why me?" situations. Yet, I read that: …

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What Water Am I Drinking?

But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. John 4:14 NLT …

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