Lessons Learned on the Journey

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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Why is Forgiveness So Hard?

Our God is a forgiving God. Thank God! Over and over in His teachings, Jesus instructed His disciples in the importance of forgiveness (Luke 23:33-34, Mark 11:25, Matthew 6:14-15, Matthew 18:21-35…

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An Impossible Requirement?

God’s desire for me is abundant fruitfulness. He even gave me the prescription for this, …

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Discerning the Call of God

At times on my journey with Jesus it has been difficult to discern what God is calling me to do. Actually the call of God is quite simple. Jesus most often expressed it in two words, “Follow…

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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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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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What Jesus Says About Multi-Tasking

A debate is in progress in academic circles about the dangers of multi-tasking—Is it harmful to my well-being, to my productivity and to my tranquility? As an emergency physician, my ability…

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Decisions Made in Fear

Often my life seems to mirror those of Jesus’ disciples—rowing in a boat against a storm. The storms of life—physical, relational, financial, work issues—so consume me that I…

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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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Struggles on the Journey – The Influences of the World

Miscalculating my ability to resist the subtle influences of the world around me can result in not-so-subtle negative outcomes in my life. I am called to be in the world but not of the world. So what…

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