Lessons Learned on the Journey

Entries in the Attitude category

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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Discouraged?

What to do? More than a decade ago, life’s circumstances seemed beyond hope with multiple devastating long-term medical issues in our family. I was full of despair. As a physician, I felt so…

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Struggles on the Journey – My Enough

Not having enough is certainly a problem. A lack of food, money or medicine can be life-threatening and is experienced by many around the world. “Not enough” is a major problem in much…

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