Lessons Learned on the Journey

Entries in the Truth category

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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Enthusiasm

Words often develop meanings apart from original dictionary definitions. The word tolerant is an example. To be tolerant is to respectfully disagree, endure another’s opinion while still…

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Teachable Moments on the Journey

Without knowing our destination, any journey becomes a series of wandering trails. Stephen Covey in his book The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People suggests that we must “begin with the end…

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Struggles on the Journey – Clarity

My thoughts and ideas have no meaning to others until they find full expression in clearly articulated words – written or spoken. I can respond to my thoughts but others cannot. I sometimes…

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Struggles on the Journey – Hubris

Hubris – excessive pride and a sense of self-importance - is a constant temptation for me. Yet if you knew me well, you would understand that my hubris constantly rubs shoulders with the…

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Struggles on the Journey – Hiding

As I listened to the story of his journey to Jesus, I was amazed by his nonchalant transparency. He described his family life growing up in North America having come from another country and an…

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I Want My Prayers Answered

At times, I present my life's needs and desires to God in a list with a timetable. I am like a child who does not know what he is asking of his parent. The wise parent, knowing the big picture…

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Spiritual CliffsNotes

I must make a confession. During a literature course in college, I did not read the assigned books; instead I used CliffsNotes — study guides that present and explain literature in shortened…

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Based on a True Story

I sometimes read Reader’s Digest — true stories about real people delivering a more powerful punch than fiction. In fact, movies and books often carry the tagline, based on a true story.…

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Obedience before Understanding

In the emergency room I always gathered as much information and data as possible before making a medical decision. This is the methodology of science and medicine. Seeing and understanding preceded…

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