Lessons Learned on the Journey

First Responders

In emergency medicine those who are first on the scene for heart attacks, strokes, and other life threatening problems are called first responders. They need to be called, however, before they can…

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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 - the true confessions of my work experience on a…

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Change My Heart

The song “Change my heart, O Lord; make me ever new” is occasionally sung in my prayers much differently, “Change my life circumstances, O Lord; make me more comfortable.” It…

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Belief – Actions

I used to enjoy teaching resident doctors the art of medicine – how to communicate to patients, showing them kindness and compassion. However, this caused me to pause when I considered my heart…

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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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What a Legacy!

I say to myself, The Lord is my inheritance, therefore, I will hope in him. Lamentations 3:25 NLT …

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Drudgery or Joy?

Life is difficult! At times nothing seems easy. In fact, it can become drudgery - menial tasks, the toils of everyday life, the pain and the “why me” situations. Yet I read that …

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What Water Am I Drinking?

But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. John 4:14 NLT …

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Looking for Lessons in Unusual Places

Life lessons can be found in unusual places. For instance, Jesus while walking with his disciples said, …

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Comfort

On Christmas Eve day my mother went home to be with the Lord. She was a wonderful mother. Her presence in my life helped to shape who I am today and I am grateful. But mixed with gratitude and joy is…

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