Lessons Learned on the Journey

Entries in the Lessons Learned category

Looking for God

Sometimes I fail to see God when circumstances don't live up to my expectations. Instead of looking for God, I have been known to whine and complain. …

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A Suggestion or A Command?

Early in my life I learned a valuable lesson – to distinguish between a suggestion and a command. Initially I did not understand. I learned quickly when my parents disciplined me for…

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The Battle for Self-Discipline

It was the morning of my flight from Vienna to Philadelphia. When I fly west, I try to eat only a small breakfast since food is served on the airplane throughout the day. I intended to eat just a…

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From Whom Should I Learn?

My willingness to be open and teachable determines the path of my life journey. What I learn is influenced by where I turn for answers and to whom I listen. The WHO is often as important as the WHAT…

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Not Learning our Lessons

During my freshman year of medical school, a junior medical student told me, "Everything you need to learn you will hear ten times. All you have to do is learn it one of those times!!" He…

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Praise Him, Praise Him

I will bless the LORD at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth. Psalm 34:1 ESV …

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Two Paths

In Psalm 1 King David describes two paths in the journey of life. He says there is: …

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Strangers on the Earth

All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance, admitting that they were foreigners and…

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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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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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