Lessons Learned on the Journey

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How Can It Be?

Never in my lifetime have I had more time-saving devices, yet I don’t seem to have enough time. How can that be? …

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Spiritual Fitness

Physical activity is a daily part of my life. I enjoy the discipline of “working out." It fits my personality that loves to complete a to-do list. However, when I apply this “to-do…

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The Paradox of Love - Grace and Truth

I used to think that love was a “balance between grace and truth” – as if they could be separated. Sometimes, I communicate with EITHER grace OR truth but not both. The result -…

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A Confident Hope

I used to think that hope was a feeling of expectation and desire for something good. For instance, as a young boy I hoped for ice cream after my Little League baseball games. This kind of hope was…

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The Paradox of the Invisible and the Visible

God tells me that the invisible is as real as the visible. As a scientist I struggle to believe in things I cannot see, touch or measure. But the invisible is actually very real and is the essence of…

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Meekness Versus Impertinence

Rarely do I hear people talk about the desire for meekness. Rarely do I hear a sermon on meekness. And rarely do I think about it. Yet Jesus tells me, …

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Full of Myself or Full of God

I desperately want to be a man after God's own heart. Early in the morning with a cup of coffee in hand and my Bible in my lap it all seems so possible. Then my day begins. Harsh words, hurt…

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Love of Power versus Power of Love

A battle wages within me daily — the love of power or the power of love? The winner of this battle determines how I live my life in relationships. Loving power often yields results burdened…

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Faith Versus Sight

A battle wages within me daily — What to believe? Should I trust only what I can see — the visibly obvious? Or can I trust what I cannot see — by faith? …

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The Purpose of This Email

A colleague of mine often begins his emails with the phrase "The purpose of this email...". This simple direct approach to communication helps me focus as I read his message. …

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