Lessons Learned on the Journey

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Spiritual CliffsNotes

I must make a confession. During a literature course in college, I did not read the assigned books; instead I used CliffsNotes — study guides that present and explain literature in shortened…

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Neighborly Advice

My "two cents’ worth" is, at times, worth just that — especially when my advice comes without offering assistance when needed. Advice costs me nothing. Involvement costs me time…

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I Want My Prayers Answered

At times, I present my life's needs and desires to God in a list with a timetable. I am like a child who does not know what he is asking of his parent. The wise parent, knowing the big picture…

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A Conduit Not A Reservoir

Collecting has always been a part of my nature. As a boy, I used my paper route earnings to collect coins and antiques. Books and papers were cherished and accumulated in piles. Throwing things away…

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Leading Like a Shepherd

Studying leadership over the years, I have read books by people like Stephen Covey, Peter Drucker, John Maxwell, and others. I learned such things as 7 habits, 5 principles and multiple guidelines…

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Heavenly Investments

People use varying financial strategies depending upon economic conditions to accomplish a positive Return On Investment (ROI). Some strategies yield much; some strategies yield nothing or less than…

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Defying Common Sense

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines common sense as "sound and prudent judgment based on a simple perception of the situation or facts". Living safely and without risk is often…

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Language...Makes a Difference

Language is always an issue as I travel internationally. I often find myself in situations where there are more than a dozen native languages represented in the midst of an English-speaking…

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Take Heart

Unresolved problems can eat away at me, causing an underlying feeling of discouragement, desperation or sadness. Even with other people's problems, I can become so absorbed in "finding and…

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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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