Lessons Learned on the Journey

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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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All-knowing Bob

Soon after arriving in Budapest a Greek physician asked me, "Do you know why God called you to Hungary?" With confidence I replied, "Yes, I think I do know." This kind, wise man…

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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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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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Learning from Jesus' Questions

When beginning a spiritual journey, a good question to ask is, "What do you want?" These are the first words Jesus spoke in the Gospel of John to two perspective disciples. Their response…

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