Lessons Learned on the Journey

Entries in the Listening category

Don’t Look Back

Anyone who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is not fit for the Kingdom of God. Luke 9:62 NIV …

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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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No Rule Book, No Lines, No Joy

Imagine a game of tennis without the lines. Just throw the rule book out the window. The way I play tennis, the temptation to do just that is strong! However, without the lines, the game of tennis…

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My Journey with Jesus

For me, driving from Philadelphia to NYC is basically a two-hour trip. As I type the New York City address into my phone, I realize I have four different routes to choose from. But the GPS chooses…

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God's Demands vs. My Desires

"I grew up on a reservation in South Dakota, filled with resentment and anger toward the white man." These were the words of a man sitting next to me at a banquet. He shared with me that…

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Spiritual Fitness

I enjoy the discipline of physical exercise because it fits my "to-do list" mentality. Yet, when I apply this same mentality to my spirtual life I often fall short. For instance, reading…

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Learning from Jesus' Questions - Why Is God's Law So Important?

Moses speaking to the children of Israel said, …

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Learning from Jesus' Questions - Do You Love Me?

Jesus reinstates Peter after his three denials of knowing Him by asking Peter three times if he loves Him. This moment between the two of them is intimate and loving. …

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Learning from Jesus' Questions - Do you want to get well?

Do you want to get well? John 5:6b …

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Learning from Jesus' Questions - Earthly Things...Heavenly Things

But if you don't believe me when I tell you about earthly things, how can you possibly believe if I tell you about heavenly things? …

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