Lessons Learned on the Journey

The Ministry of Faultfinding

In literature classes during my college days, I was taught to analyze the works of great authors. At times, however, it seemed as if I was encouraged to search for and find fault with literary…

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Some Things Don’t Belong to Me

I enjoy a wide array of reading, usually picking up “bits and pieces” of information along the way. No matter how much I read, however, I could never be a candidate for Jeopardy, a…

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Light Through the Cracks of Brokenness

Tough times test what's really inside this jar of clay I call my body. What I believe about God and my trust in Him is revealed by what flows out of me...or doesn't flow out of me in times of…

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Dancing to the Melody!

When I was young, flowing back and forth on the dance floor was discouraged by my faith culture. Although dancing is no longer an issue today, I often find myself not participating—sitting at a…

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Wake Up!

Drowsiness—it comes at the most inopportune times. My eyelids seem so heavy, I struggle to concentrate, and time practically comes to a halt. …

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Impressive

Impressive! The word used for the athletic prowess of a basketball player. …

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Obedience

My first summer job, at 13 years of age, was working on a farm. My understanding of the employer/employee relationship was simple then—the boss told me what to do and I did it. Soon the other…

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Trained to Hear

Have you ever heard the illustrative story of a Cherokee Native American walking down 5th Avenue in Manhattan with a New York businessman? Suddenly he stopped and said, "Did you hear that…

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Forgetfulness

I asked, "What have you learned since being free of communism?" My friend answered, "I have learned how easy it is to forget." …

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Split-second decisions

Split-second decisions in emergency medicine were often necessary. Although the issues may have differed, each decision was informed by my past—past training, past experience, and past prayer. …

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