Lessons Learned on the Journey

Entries in the Truth category

Am I a Pharisee?

Sometimes it is just easier to be a Pharisee — justifying my thoughts and actions as righteous. I can easily point out the good I do and hide the true attitude of my heart — the sin that…

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The War Within — Giving and Receiving

It is more blessed to give than receive. (Acts 20:35 NIV) …

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The War Within — Safety/Security vs. Persecution

Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 5:10 NIV) …

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The War Within — World Peace vs. God's Shalom

Blessed are the peacemakers for they will be called the sons of God. …

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The War Within — Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness vs. Satisfaction for Less

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they will be filled. (Matthew 5:6 NIV) …

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The War Within — Indifference vs. Mourning

Sometimes when I read scripture, I can hardly believe it. In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus says, …

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The War Within — Holding On versus Letting Go

A battle wages within me daily — holding on to my desires or letting go of them so that I can, in turn, grasp onto God's desires. In fact, many times when I hold on to my way, I am letting…

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Victory!

Victory is not a word used when death occurs in the emergency department. Death is the enemy. However, at my mother-in-law's recent funeral I was given the opportunity to look at death once more…

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Speaking Kindly to Myself

One of my most important daily conversations is the discussion I have with myself. Speaking lovingly to me is an important first step in speaking lovingly to others. A psychiatry professor in medical…

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Optimism vs. Hope

People are often labeled as optimists or pessimists. Many would label me as an optimist. Optimism is rooted in an attitude of expectation that good will result — I will be healed from my…

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