Lessons Learned on the Journey

Entries in the Self-Control category

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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Words Matter

But I tell you that every careless word that people speak, they shall give an accounting for it in the day of judgment. For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be…

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Change My Heart, O Lord

The song “Change my heart, O Lord; make me ever new” is occasionally sung in my prayers much differently, “Change my life circumstances, O Lord; make me more comfortable”. It…

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Snarky

Sin sneaks into my life in various ways, such as meditating on less noble things that lead to anger, resentment, or pride. The result is not good and I can become snarky. …

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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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Struggles on the Journey – My Enough

Not having enough is certainly a problem. A lack of food, money or medicine can be life-threatening and is experienced by many around the world. “Not enough” is a major problem in much…

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What Do I Want in Abundance?

When it comes to the issue of abundance, my mind automatically shifts to thoughts of material possessions - money, houses, and cars. This is rather embarrassing. I would want people to believe that I…

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