Lessons Learned on the Journey

Entries in the Priorities category

Set in My Ways

Change is hard. Brain researcher, Dr. Gerhard Roth of the University of Bremen in Germany, explains why. "The brain is always trying to automate things and to create habits, which it imbues with…

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Am I a Pharisee?

Sometimes it is just easier to be a Pharisee — justifying my thoughts and actions as righteous. I can easily point out the good I do and hide the true attitude of my heart — the sin that…

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The War Within — Giving and Receiving

It is more blessed to give than receive. (Acts 20:35 NIV) …

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The War Within — Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness vs. Satisfaction for Less

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they will be filled. (Matthew 5:6 NIV) …

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The War Within — Pride vs Poverty of Spirit

Back in the early 1990's I spent over two years studying The Sermon on the Mount. One could say I was a slow learner or that His lessons take a lifetime to learn. Jesus communicates issues of the…

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The War Within — My Relevance versus My Reverence

A battle wages within me daily...my relevance — my strong desire to be cool and accepted by my peers versus my reverence — my desire to please God and bring Him glory in all things. …

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The War Within — My Timetable versus God's Timetable

A battle wages within me daily — my timetable versus God's timetable. Somehow time is a big issue with me — being on time and getting it done quickly. And I have my reasons. God's…

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The War Within — Faith versus Sight

A battle wages within me daily — What to believe? Should I trust only what I can see — the visibly obvious? Or can I trust what I cannot see — by faith? …

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The Purpose of This Email

A colleague of mine often begins his emails with the phrase "The purpose of this email...". This simple direct approach to communication helps me focus as I read his message. …

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Retreat!!

I am tired! Recent medical issues coupled with much international travel and ministry have left me spent in body, mind and spirit. Both my human inclinations and my personality dictate that I press…

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