Lessons Learned on the Journey

Entries in the Attitude category

Honey or Vinegar?

"I am so sorry. I spilled coffee on your clean counter." With a disarming laugh and a twinkle in his eye, the manager of the convenience store who had been cleaning the counter replied,…

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Do My Words Really Matter?

Why do words carry such significance? …

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What About Those Moments of Silence?

It is easier to communicate that I am a Christ-follower in a taxi cab than in a conversation at my medical university where, at opportune moments, silence is my choice. Why, in certain circumstances,…

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Wholesome

In today’s world where cynicism, sarcasm, and edginess are in vogue, “wholesome” sounds rather boring or naïve. I would not want to be thought of as boring or naïve. …

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Enthusiasm

Words often develop meanings apart from the original dictionary definitions. The word tolerant is an example. To be tolerant is to respectfully disagree, enduring another's opinion while still…

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Hospitality

A major airline recently revealed that the seats in economy class would be placed closer together. I thought the seats were already too tight. Of course, the airline that made that announcement is…

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Rest For My Soul

I am in one of those seasons where I need rest for my soul. It seems everywhere I turn I am facing problems and turmoil. What to do? Seeking counsel from those who offer peace and rest often falls…

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Do as I Say Not as I Do

Sometimes in the emergency room I gave advice that I did not keep myself. Shame on me! However, giving advice and not living it out is not restricted to medicine. …

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Tenderness

Tenderness is not an often sought after virtue. In fact, the dictionary defines it in terms of weakness. Actually, godly tenderness is strength at its fullest. When seen and experienced, tenderness…

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Simplicity

But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. 2 Corinthians 11:3 NKJV …

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