Lessons Learned on the Journey

Entries in the Attitude category

Not What is Next, but What is Now

"What is important is not what is next but what is now." My friend continued by saying that many times she thinks so far ahead and worries about what might happen in the future that she…

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Be a Blessing

Often as I leave for work my wife will say to me, “Be a blessing”. Her words indicate her great expectations for me that day. I leave with the opportunity to bestow gifts of mercy, love…

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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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He is Everywhere

Our boss caught us loafing! We always worked hard in his presence, but sometimes we were not as diligent in our work when he wasn't around. These are the true confessions of my work experience on…

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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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Drudgery or Joy?

Life is difficult! At times nothing seems easy. In fact, it can become drugery - menial tasks, the toils of everday life, the pain, and the "why me?" situations. Yet, I read that: …

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Staying in Style

I like to dress in style. However, I learned as a teenaged boy that I could not keep up with changing fashions. So I decided on a particular style and have stuck with it for 50 years: khakis, sweater…

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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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Strive or Surrender?

The world always told me to strive, and I listened. I studied hard through years of education and I worked diligently all my life. Even The Church encouraged me to strive: in Bible reading, prayer,…

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Godly Generosity

When I think of generosity, my mind quickly goes to money. However, Jesus reminds me that generosity is expressed in many wonderful ways. …

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