Lessons Learned on the Journey

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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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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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Spiritual Fitness

I enjoy the discipline of physical exercise because it fits my "to-do list" mentality. Yet, when I apply this same mentality to my spirtual life I often fall short. For instance, reading…

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A Simpler Focus

Never in my lifetime have I had more time-saving devices, yet I don't seem to have enough time. How can that be? …

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Devoted or Lukewarm?

Devote yourself to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart. Colossians 4:2 NLT …

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Learning from Jesus' Questions - Ambitions?

What is my greatest ambition in life? Ambitions define how I allot my limited resources of time, finances, and talents. Jesus understands this as He asks me, …

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Learning from Jesus' Questions - Tradition vs. Radical Living

And why do you break the command of God for the sake of your tradition? Matthew 15:3 NIV …

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Learning from Jesus' Questions - A Demanding Religiosity

To what can I compare this generation? Matthew 11:16 NIV …

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Learning from Jesus' Questions - What Am I Thinking?

Jesus knew what they were thinking so He asked them, "Why do you have such evil thoughts in your hearts?" Matthew 9:4 NLT …

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Learning from Jesus' Questions - Why Worry?

Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? And why do you worry about clothes? Matthew 6:27-28 NIV …

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