Lessons Learned on the Journey

Entries in the Stewardship category

Investing Wisely

Television and magazine ads are bombarding me with strategies to preserve my assets in these unpredictable economic times. One of the many strategies offered is to invest in gold as a hedge against…

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A Formula for Crisis

My life as an emergency physician required action. That action was critical to success in crisis situations. When training emergency medicine residents I instructed them that there were necessary…

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From Significance to Submission

Visiting her basement gallery brought gasps of delight from my wife, Pamela. The pieces of collage art were a unique intersection of this woman's artistic talent and deep personal faith. Her art…

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Triaging Information

Everyday I am bombarded with too much information. Some is helpful to know - the correct antibiotic to treat pneumonia. Some isn't worth knowing - the kind of soap Michael Jordon uses. If you…

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Our Lives - A Construction Site

My job on Monday night is to take out the trash which, of course, includes separating it into piles of paper, glass and plastic. When I took out the trash as a young boy trash was trash - everything…

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Freedom to Choose

Freedom of choice, a politically charged phrase, comes laden with dangers rarely considered. In his book, The Beginning of Wisdom: Reading Genesis, Leon Kass says that man’s opportunity for…

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Time Management

There is never enough time! Time management gurus in our schedule-enslaved culture encourage me to implement models of discipline and efficiency. These time saving strategies help but rarely provide…

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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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From Significance to Submission

Visiting her basement gallery brought gasps of delight from my wife, Pamela. The pieces of collage art were a unique intersection of this woman's artistic talent and deep personal faith. Her art…

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