Lessons Learned on the Journey

Hubris

Hubris—excessive pride and a sense of self-importance—is a constant battle for me. Yet if you knew me well, you would understand that my hubris constantly rubs shoulders with the gnawing…

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Hiding

An acquaintance spoke with transparency of his journey to Jesus. He went from an obedient, academically, and athletically successful boy to a young man in college driven by status, greed,…

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Available

While living in Hungary, through an amazing set of circumstances, the President of Hungary made himself available for a 30 minute one-on-one appointment with me. Obviously, I made myself available.…

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What Is on My Resume?

My resume contains the fruits of years of education. Also listed are the jobs I have had and the years spent in them. However, conspicuously absent are some of the things I value most – faith,…

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I Must Change - Growing in Child-Likeness

And He said, "Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children you will never enter the Kingdom of God. Matthew 18:3 NIV …

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Interruptions

We all know that people are more important than projects. Yet, I can easily get focused on a strategic plan and begin to lose sight of people. …

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Flexibility

Adaptability is a skill needed like never before. As I move from working in the office to working at home and social distancing from all I treasure – family, friends and church, I realize how…

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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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