Lessons Learned on the Journey

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No Room for Jesus

There was no room in the inn at Jesus’ birth because it was full. At times "full" could describe my life – busy and distracted – leaving little room for Jesus. In order to…

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Enthusiasm

Words often develop meanings apart from original dictionary definitions. The word tolerant is an example. To be tolerant is to respectfully disagree, endure another’s opinion while still…

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Results That Matter

I am a results oriented guy! Give me a goal or challenge me to do something and I will respond. Pursuing results is often exciting but can at times mislead me. …

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Teachable Moments on the Journey

Without knowing our destination, any journey becomes a series of wandering trails. Stephen Covey in his book The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People suggests that we must “begin with the end…

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A Christmas Thought – Small, Slow and Simple

SMALL, SLOW, SIMPLE. These are the words of an Indian colleague at a meeting in Singapore - her strategy for equipping Christian healthcare workers as witnesses for Christ in East Asia. …

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Struggles on the Journey – Forgetfulness

To-do lists litter my desk as I struggle against forgetfulness. Remembering is always a challenge. God has called me to a life of remembering Him and yet I can so easily forget. More than 200 times…

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Struggles on the Journey – 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. Much is being done to solve the social issues of…

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Struggles on the Journey – A Heart of Thanksgiving

At times, I followed my mother’s instructions begrudgingly when she would say, “Bob, you must write a thank you note.” Sometimes I did not have a grateful heart, but I would write…

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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…

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Struggles on the Journey – Clarity

My thoughts and ideas have no meaning to others until they find full expression in clearly articulated words – written or spoken. I can respond to my thoughts but others cannot. I sometimes…

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