Lessons Learned on the Journey

Entries in the Confession category

Change my heart, O Lord

The song “Change my heart, O Lord; make me ever new” is occasionally sung in my prayers much differently, “Change my life circumstances, O Lord; make me more comfortable”. It…

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Yoked

I have never liked the idea of being controlled by anyone or anything. I must confess I get testy when I even perceive I’m not in the driver’s seat. I want to be in control. The idea of…

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The Perfect Work of Patience

I am an impatient man. I made a career choice that only encouraged my impatience. The atmosphere of immediacy in emergency medicine intensified my unwillingness to wait. Practicing patience has been…

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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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Restoration Projects

In 1904 London-based Gresham Life Assurance Company began construction of its foreign headquarters, the Gresham Palace. This beautifully extravagant example of Art Nouveau architecture was located in…

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Discarding

Do I keep the framed blown-up picture of me in my diapers catching a ball or do I throw it away? What about the Christmas bookmark made in 3rd grade Sunday School? Discard or keep - a recent move has…

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Smart People, Foolish Choices

Everywhere I turn there seem to be smart people making foolish choices. What is happening? As I look more closely, foolish choices don’t seem to escape me either. Recent scandals have led…

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A Wedding!

Today is her birthday - my first born daughter. The day of her birth is still such a vivid memory. Gentle eyes and spirit that even now melt my heart with the words, "I love you Daddy." …

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Don’t lose heart

Discouragement comes so quickly to me. Looking at the sad state of world affairs makes me wonder, “Is there any hope?” Staring daily at the pile on my desk representing important tasks…

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The Joy of Wonder

I just returned from an afternoon walk in the woods near my office. The cobwebs in my brain were cleared by an encounter with the majesty of God's creation. A monarch butterfly flew into my path,…

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