Lessons Learned on the Journey

Entries in the Purity category

Spiritual Autopsy

Television shows such as Bones and NCSI have made medical autopsy common viewing. An autopsy is an inspection and dissection of a body after death to help determine the true cause of death. During an…

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Filled Full of...

Living in Philadelphia has filled me full of the Philadelphia Phillies baseball team, especially since the "fightin' Phils" won the World Series last October. When bumped, I am likely…

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My Tongue

Described in the Bible as …

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Travel Advisory - Less Baggage Is Better

My traveling companion's luggage revealed the depth of his experience...a small bag for two weeks in Russia and Kyrgyzstan. I asked him to share his strategy for traveling so lightly. He said,…

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Spiritual Clothing

As a young boy, visits from my maternal grandparents were infrequent but much anticipated. After they visited, I could count on one of my friends saying, "Who was with you on Saturday, they…

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Rest?

“I think for Bob to stay in bed is not the easiest”. These words were emailed from a friend to my wife just after my surgery, suggesting that I do not rest well. On the outside that may…

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Light Through the Cracks of Brokenness

Is it possible? …

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What’s Under the Hood of My Car?

The incredible noise and frenetic activity was intoxicating. My wife, Pamela, and I were at the Hungarian Grand Prix time trials. Trying to pick the winners of each time trial was fun as my wife…

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Wishful Thinking or Hopeless Cynicism

Peering from the perspective of today, November 6, 2008, the future looks perilous. Political turmoil around the world coupled with global economic instability makes the options of: …

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Shaded Truth and Lies

Observing me reading a newspaper, my Hungarian ministry partner responded with cynicism that I actually believed its content. His experience had taught him not to believe anything he read in…

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