Lessons Learned on the Journey

Entries in the Priorities category

Freedom from Fear

How is it possible to not fear bad news? I just read today’s newspaper from top to bottom—bad news everywhere. The nations are in conflict. Racial tension is high. Politics has found a…

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What Jesus Says About Multi-Tasking

A debate is in progress in academic circles about the dangers of multi-tasking—Is it harmful to my well-being, to my productivity and to my tranquility? As an emergency physician, my ability…

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Faith Maintenance

The opening paragraph in my car’s service manual says the following: …

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A Quiet Soul in the Information Age

Although I appreciate and enjoy the conveniences and information that technology provides, I see the insidious dangers. The following quotes are from the book Flickering Pixels: How Technology…

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Belief – Actions

I used to enjoy teaching resident doctors the art of medicine – how to communicate to patients, showing them kindness and compassion. However, this caused me to pause when I considered my heart…

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God’s Demands vs My Desires

"I grew up on a reservation in South Dakota, filled with resentment and anger toward the white man." These were the words of a man sitting next to me at a banquet. He shared with me that…

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What Water Am I Drinking?

But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. John 4:14 NLT …

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Devoted or Lukewarm?

Devote yourself to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart. Colossians 4:2 NLT …

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A Confident Hope

I used to think that hope was a feeling of expectation and desire for something good. For instance, as a young boy I hoped for ice cream after my Little League baseball games. This kind of hope was…

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The Purpose of This Email

A colleague of mine often begins his emails with the phrase "The purpose of this email...". This simple direct approach to communication helps me focus as I read his message. …

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