Lessons Learned on the Journey

Entries in the Stewardship category

The Posture of Gratitude

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays in the United States. On occasion, in the past, my self-indulgence has led to misery. Thanksgiving dinner - so many delicious choices ending with great…

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Neighborly Advice

My "two cents’ worth" is, at times, worth just that — especially when my advice comes without offering assistance when needed. Advice costs me nothing. Involvement costs me time…

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Generosity

A friend recently recounted the story of his great grandparents' generosity. During the great depression, their small town in Ohio was in great need. Believing that God had provided abundantly…

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He is everywhere?

Our boss caught us loafing! We always worked hard in his presence, but sometimes we were not as diligent in our work when he wasn’t around - the true confessions of my work experience on a…

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Maturing Seeds

As a teenager, sitting on a tractor day in and day out, I learned to appreciate the difficulty of a planted seed maturing to harvested fruit. There were many challenges in the maturation process -…

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Faith Maintenance

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

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A Quiet Soul in the Information Age

"Unfortunately, the Information Age does little to encourage the development of wisdom." …

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Dreaming Dreams

While driving, I listened to a radio interview of two members of a contemporary secular band. The band had dreamed of touring together. And they said, “Our dream came true!” In fact, the…

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Always Pursuing...What?

Although I do not care much for New Year's resolutions, January 1st found me thinking about my time, energy and resources, and what to pursue for the New Year. Should I invest in: …

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Spiritual Capital

Heading up a not-for-profit organization like International Health Services (IHS) is always a financial challenge. I do not personally possess the necessary capital to fund the work and the expanding…

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