Lessons Learned on the Journey

Entries in the Confession category

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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Brokenness

I walked into the fitness center, reached for the remote control to the television and found it broken. Frustration gripped me. I want whatever is broken repaired immediately -- broken arms, broken…

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Teachable

Writing a Lesson this week has been hard...I just don’t feel in the mood to learn. When my children were young my wife and I spoke of teachable moments. I am sure this week has brought some of…

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Joyful competition?

Competition - the rivalry for supremacy is a great joy to me. Whether a basketball game or a golf match...winning is everything - is it not?! But the joy is oh so brief. Then I must move on to the…

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In Bondage to SEND & RECEIVE

Early in the morning, my computer beckons - SEND/RECEIVE. As I seek to start my day with a good physical workout and quiet moments with God my computer seems to call even more loudly SEND &…

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SPIRITUAL APGAR

My friend just sent a proud announcement for the birth of his daughter. The email contained the usual - her name, weight, and length. Also included was her excellent APGAR score. "APGAR…

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Stubborn and unteachable!

I have not had a teachable spirit these past several days. Therefore, writing a "lesson learned" seems strange and bites at my spirit. Where is my spirit open to instruction? …

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Pious Superiority

Disappointment. . . frustration. Feelings such as these fill my heart when medical students and residents exhibit "intellectual superiority". Over the last 20 years, teaching the importance…

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Brokenness

I walked into the fitness center, reached for the remote control to the television and found it broken. Frustration gripped me. I want whatever is broken repaired immediately -- broken arms, broken…

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Talking to Myself

Sometimes I am stopped at a red light and see someone talking to themselves. Maybe they are practicing a speech or telling their boss what they really think! I chuckle wondering about the content of…

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