Lessons Learned on the Journey

Entries in the Lessons Learned category

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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The Seal of Approval

In the early 20th century, the Good Housekeeping Magazine initiated the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval. This seal of approval protected against misrepresentation by food suppliers. This…

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