Lessons Learned on the Journey

Entries in the Importance category

Learning Lessons — Again and Again

As I get older I realize that the important lessons in life are often ones I have learned before. Why do I need to relearn these critical lessons? In the whirlwind of life, I lose my focus. I spend…

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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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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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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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Learning from Jesus' Questions - Why Is God's Law So Important?

Moses speaking to the children of Israel said, …

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Learning from Jesus' Questions - Do you want to get well?

Do you want to get well? John 5:6b …

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Questions

He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes, …

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Standing on the Promises

I used to make New Year’s resolutions, but I found that by mid-January I would be wallowing in failure. Positive change is good, but so very difficult. I have come to realize that striving for…

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The Wonderful "Smallness" of Christmas

When we first moved to Hungary in 1996, we shopped in small local stores. Over the years, however, "megastores" and malls popped up around the city. These changes reflected the notion that…

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