Lessons Learned on the Journey

Entries in the Importance category

Relevance vs. Righteousness

I love reading daily newspapers to keep abreast of the current affairs of the world. In addition, sports scores and summaries bring me great pleasure. In reading from the world's point of view…

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Success or Fruitfulness

Why play a game not intending to win? Why engage in business not planning to be successful? I have worked hard trying to succeed. But is that God's goal for me? …

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Smart About the Unimportant

"You are so smart when it comes to things that aren't important." These words spoken by the wife of a friend made me wonder where this might apply to me. Many things interest me. But…

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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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Following the King

Everyone is a follower. A speaker once told me that even leaders are followers. The critical issue is asking the question, "Who or what am I following?" Increasingly, people have begun to…

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Paying Attention

Thoughts about family, work and life often cascade through my mind. As a result, I occasionally find myself arriving home and not remembering how I got there. Not a good or safe way to operate a car…

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Warnings Ignored

Lights flashing. Sirens wailing. No one responding. Everything inside of me told me to get out of there. But the person at the airline counter where I was waiting to board a flight nonchalantly…

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No Rule Book, No Lines, No Joy

Imagine a game of tennis without the lines. Just throw the rule book out the window. The way I play tennis, the temptation to do just that is strong! However, without the lines, the game of tennis…

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"Wear Our Skin"

Eating breakfast at a conference in Malaysia found me at a table of healthcare workers from a restricted country. Our pleasant conversation caused me to ask how I could encourage or help them. Their…

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