Lessons Learned on the Journey

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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Looking for Lessons in Unusual Places

Life lessons can be found in unusual places. For instance, while walking with His disciples, Jesus said, …

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Staying in Style

I like to dress in style. However, I learned as a teenaged boy that I could not keep up with changing fashions. So I decided on a particular style and have stuck with it for 50 years: khakis, sweater…

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Is God Enough?

Is God sufficient for all my needs? "Of course!" is my reflex response. But what am I really thinking? "If only I had this or that; if only my circumstances were different, then I…

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Snarky

Sin sneaks into my life in various ways, such as meditating on less noble things that lead to anger, resentment, or pride. The result is not good and I can become snarky. …

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Strive or Surrender?

The world always told me to strive, and I listened. I studied hard through years of education and I worked diligently all my life. Even The Church encouraged me to strive: in Bible reading, prayer,…

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Godly Generosity

When I think of generosity, my mind quickly goes to money. However, Jesus reminds me that generosity is expressed in many wonderful ways. …

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The Paradox of Love - Grace and Truth

I used to think that love was a "balance between grace and truth" - as if they could be separated. Sometimes, I communicate with EITHER grace OR truth, but not both. The result is a…

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