Lessons Learned on the Journey

Discouraged?

What to do? More than a decade ago, life’s circumstances seemed beyond hope with multiple devastating long-term medical issues in our family. I was full of despair. As a physician, I felt so…

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From Whom Should I Learn?

My willingness to be open and teachable determines the path of my life journey. What I learn is influenced by where I turn for answers and to whom I listen. The WHO is often as important as the WHAT…

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Discerning the Call of God

At times on my journey with Jesus it has been difficult to discern what God is calling me to do. Actually, the call of God is quite simple. Jesus most often expressed it in two words, “Follow…

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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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