Lessons Learned on the Journey

Entries in the Love category

Drudgery or Joy?

Life is difficult! At times nothing seems easy. In fact, it can become drudgery - menial tasks, the toils of everyday life, the pain and the “why me” situations. Yet I read that …

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Comfort

On Christmas Eve day my mother went home to be with the Lord. She was a wonderful mother. Her presence in my life helped to shape who I am today and I am grateful. But mixed with gratitude and joy is…

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God Is Near

The Christmas season has not ended for me as I continue to meditate on Immanuel – God with us. The fact that God is near has been a consuming thought for weeks. …

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Love of Power versus Power of Love

A battle wages within me daily — the love of power or the power of love? The winner of this battle determines how I live my life in relationships. Loving power often yields results burdened…

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Living in Community

Loving God is easier for me early in the morning alone with Him. In fact, sitting in my comfortable chair reading His Word in the quiet of day, sainthood seems attainable. However, later in the day…

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Alone With God

But when he was alone with his own disciples, he explained everything.(Mark 4:34 NIV) …

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Is Testing Good for My Faith?

The journey to becoming an emergency physician was long and arduous filled with many tests. The most challenging tests were during residency training where the integration of head knowledge met…

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Guard My Heart

What determines the course of my life? Obviously it includes such things as the family of my birth, the opportunities and difficulties of life and my choices. However, the Bible says that something…

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Struggles on the Journey - Lack of Joy

The intent of God is that I live a life of relentless joy. However, I often find myself living inside the story of my circumstances rather than God’s reality. The result is a lack of joy…

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A Conduit Not A Reservoir

Collecting has always been a part of my nature. As a boy, I used my paper route earnings to collect coins and antiques. Books and papers were cherished and accumulated in piles. Throwing things away…

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