Lessons Learned on the Journey

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Phony Rolex Watches

Rolex watches, Gucci pocketbooks, Nike and Under Armour sports apparel filled the street market in Delhi, India. Surrounded by this merchandise, I never for a moment thought that these articles…

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Relevance vs. Righteousness

I love reading daily newspapers to keep abreast of the current affairs of the world. In addition, sports scores and summaries bring me great pleasure. In reading from the world's point of view…

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Preparing My Bucket Before I Fill It

When I clean the kitchen floor, I first go to the closet to get the bucket. I often find that my bucket has miscellaneous items in it and dirt at the bottom that has mysteriously appeared since the…

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Get the Right Diagnosis

"What is wrong with my child?!" Parents with much pathos and pain often posed this question to me in the emergency department. A child's symptoms such as fever were easily treatable but…

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Gasping for air!

Gasping for air! I can still see the anxious faces of children with respiratory disease being rushed into my emergency department. Their fear-filled gazes expressed their urgent need for oxygen as…

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Careless Words

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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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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The Posture of Trust

A few years ago, a physical therapist said to me, "The pain in your neck is not solely related to your shoulder injury. Some of your pain is resulting from poor posture." Once again, I was…

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So Easy….the Life of Hypocrisy

Years ago, late at night, a fistfight began just outside of my college dorm room. As I opened the door, I was surprised to see the president of the campus Peace Society with his fists flying. My mind…

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The Belief – Conduct Tension

I always enjoyed teaching resident doctors the art of medicine – how to communicate to patients, showing them kindness and compassion. I taught principles that not only had value in the…

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