Lessons Learned on the Journey

Entries in the Love category

Agreement vs. Obedience

Laboring on a farm the summer after 7th grade was my first full-time summer job. My understanding of the employer/employee relationship was simple then - the boss told me what to do and I did it.…

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Public faith --illegal?

"Is this legal?" This question is often asked by Christian medical professionals as we begin training sessions on integrating Jesus into their medical practices -- always with respect,…

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Stubborn and unteachable!

I have not had a teachable spirit these past several days. Therefore, writing a "lesson learned" seems strange and bites at my spirit. Where is my spirit open toinstruction? …

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Identity

My sister became a Penn State University fan as a result of her graduate studies there. She would invite me to watch Penn State football games - Penn State cheers filling the air and Nittany Lion…

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Imitation

In 1957, I was an impressionable 7 year old who started playing baseball in earnest. My favorite team was the Milwaukee Braves; but my favorite player was a second baseman for the New York Yankees,…

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Blind to My Neighbor's Need

Our hearts have been touched by the suffering of the survivors of the earthquake-induced tsunami. The world-wide response has been staggering. Yet we regularly hear the cries for help from around the…

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Home for the Holidays

While living in Hungary, we expatriates often spoke of family traditions "back home". Each person had a story to tell about Christmases past -- a song, certain decorations, favorite foods,…

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Right Relationships at the Heart of Life

Right relationships, often small and sometimes unseen, are critical to our well being. Walking becomes a chore when my muscles and ligaments are out of relationship after I have a twisted an ankle. …

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Proof of Identity

I laid my passport and driver's license on the airport check-in counter. In this day of terrorism, travel demands proof of identity -- a simple process for most of us. Or so I thought. One New…

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What is love?

The lead sentence from a front-page article in the Philadelphia Inquirer (November 15, 2003) said the following. "Love, American style, often resembles a romantic swap meet, with lovers pursuing…

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