Lessons Learned on the Journey

Entries in the Confession category

Restoration Projects

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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Discarding

Do I keep the framed blown-up picture of me in my diapers catching a ball or do I throw it away? What about the Christmas bookmark made in 3rd grade Sunday School? Discard or keep - a recent move has…

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Smart People, Foolish Choices

Everywhere I turn there seem to be smart people making foolish choices. What is happening? As I look more closely, foolish choices don’t seem to escape me either. Recent scandals have led…

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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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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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Security Guaranteed

Security checks on my frequent travels - on planes, trains, and underground metros around the world - are a constant reminder of the importance of good security. I am grateful for the security…

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Don’t Lose Heart

Discouragement comes so quickly to me. Looking at the sad state of world affairs makes me wonder, “Is there any hope?” Staring daily at the pile on my desk representing important tasks…

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Joyful competition?

Competition - the rivalry for supremacy - is a great joy to me. Whether a basketball game or a golf match...winning is everything. Is it not?! But the joy is oh so brief. Then I must move on to the…

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What Motivates Me?

“What motivates you to do what you do?” This question from a friend triggered thoughts back to my childhood. As a 13 year-old morning newspaper delivery boy, thoughts of money in my…

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Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross

Mother’s Day is full of flowers, love and attention. Earth Day is considered an international event. But on Good Friday, the cross is all but forgotten. Now don’t get me wrong, I love my…

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