Lessons Learned on the Journey

Entries in the Love category

Leading Like a Shepherd

Studying leadership over the years, I have read books by people like Stephen Covey, Peter Drucker, John Maxwell, and others. I learned such things as 7 habits, 5 principles and multiple guidelines…

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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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The War Within — My Merit versus God's Mercy

A battle wages within me...somehow believing that I am good enough for God's acceptance rather than believing that it is only God's mercy that saves me. I don't know why a voice in my…

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The War Within — Love of Power versus Power of Love

A battle wages within me daily — the love of power or the power of love? The winner of this battle determines how I live my life in relationships. Loving power often yields results burdened…

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What Spills When I'm Bumped

Medicine has very sophisticated ways to monitor the physical well-being of patients - heart monitors next to blood pressure machines on top of attachments accessing the oxygen content of the blood.…

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God's Liberating Love

I can remember sitting in 7th grade English class feeling small, unimportant and insignificant. My destiny was NOT running with the popular crowd or being a sports hero. Fortunately, I belonged to a…

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Finding God in Disappointment

My disappointment was great. I had hoped for so much more. As I wallowed in my sorrow, I realized that my disappointment was rooted in my expectations. My hopes were dashed because my focus was on…

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The Wonderful "Smallness" of Christmas

When we first moved to Hungary in 1996, I shopped in small local stores. Budapest changed as malls and "mega-stores" took over. These changes reflected the notion that "bigger is…

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Fertilizing

Spreading manure was a job I actually enjoyed while working on a farm as a boy. I know you think I am crazy, but I didn’t even mind the smell. Fertilizer is important but rarely appreciated. It…

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Talking Rugby

I just returned from New Zealand — rugby heaven. While I was there New Zealand played South Africa. The All-Blacks (New Zealand) won. The next day everyone was talking about the victory. No one…

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