Lessons Learned on the Journey

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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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Questions

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

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Growing in Child-Likeness: Safe and Secure

We know that God's children do not make a practice of sinning, for God's Son holds them securely, and the evil one cannot touch them. We know that we are the children of God and the world…

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Why the Wilderness?

Are you like me? Often whining about the circumstances of life? Much like the children of Israel wandering in the wilderness, I ask the silly question "Where is God and why must I suffer? Take…

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Teachable Moments on the Journey

Without knowing our destination, any journey becomes a series of wandering trails. Stephen Convey, in his book The 7 Habits of Highly Sucessful People, suggests we must "begin with the end in…

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Results That Matter

I am a results-oriented guy. Give me a goal or challenge and I am quick to respond. Pursuing results is often exciting, but can at times be misleading. …

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