Lessons Learned on the Journey

Entries in the Prayer category

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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Discouraged?

What to do? More than a decade ago, life’s circumstances seemed beyond hope with multiple devastating long-term medical issues in our family. I was full of despair. As a physician, I felt so…

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The Restoration Project

In 1904 London-based Gresham Life Assurance Company began construction of its foreign headquarters, the Gresham Palace. This beautifully extravagant example of Art Nouveau architecture was located in…

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A Quiet Soul in the Information Age

To keep his soul from being distracted, David did not concern himself with more than was necessary. …

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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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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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And This Is Love: Pray

Loving and caring for my brothers and sisters sometimes requires helping to meet needs: physical, emotional, financial, and sometimes spiritual. At the heart of many spiritual challenges is the issue…

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Submission? You must be kidding!

I remember thinking as a young boy, “No one is going to tell me what to do!” A rebellious spirit is nothing new to me. It is always difficult for me to understand and obey verses in the…

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Hearing Impaired

A blind physician colleague once said to me, "I would rather be blind than deaf." I was taken aback . . . could that be? He explained further by saying that even though he is blind, he can…

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The End is Coming

Does it feel like the end of the world is coming? What am I to do? Horde my money? Vote for someone who I think will solve my problems? The apostle Peter, near the end of his life, suggested that…

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