Lessons Learned on the Journey

An Impossible Requirement

God’s desire for me is abundant fruitfulness. He even gave me the prescription for this, …

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Words Matter

But I tell you that every careless word that people speak, they shall give an accounting for it in the day of judgment. For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be…

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Not Learning our Lessons

During my freshman year of medical school, a junior medical student told me, "Everything you need to learn you will hear ten times. All you have to do is learn it one of those times!!" He…

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Change My Heart, O Lord

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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The Perfect Work of Patience

I am an impatient man. I made a career choice that only encouraged my impatience. The atmosphere of immediacy in emergency medicine intensified my unwillingness to wait. Practicing patience has been…

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The Restoration Project

In 1904 London-based Gresham Life Assurance Company began construction of its foreign headquarters, the Gresham Palace. This beautifully extravagant example of Art Nouveau architecture was located in…

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No Rule Book, No Lines, No Joy

Imagine a game of tennis without the lines. Just throw the rule book out the window. The way I play tennis, the temptation to do just that is strong! However, without the lines, the game of tennis…

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A Quiet Soul in the Information Age

To keep his soul from being distracted, David did not concern himself with more than was necessary. …

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Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross

Mother’s Day is full of flowers, love and attention. Thanksgiving is full of food, family and thanksgiving. But on Good Friday, the cross is all but forgotten. Now don’t get me wrong, I…

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Weather Forecast

The weather forecast calls for. . . …

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