Lessons Learned on the Journey

Entries in the Truth category

Checking My Spiritual Vital Signs

As an emergency physician, I always assessed vital signs. Checking heart rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate and temperature gave me clues about the health of my patients, what needed attention…

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Expiration Dates

Are you as confused by the expiration dates on the food items at the grocery store as I am? "Sell by" dates, "use by" dates, "best if used by" dates are unclear to 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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Preventing a Hardened Heart

Atherosclerosis …

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Designed to Flourish

I long to live life to the fullest — to flourish and to thrive. But many days fall short. In fact, on some days I feel as though I am only surviving. …

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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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Self-Deception

I looked in the mirror and thought... not so bad a guy. Selfishness and pride married to rationalizations and excuses leads to self-deception. Whenever truth ceases to be my goal self-deception seeps…

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Based on a True Story

I sometimes read Reader’s Digest — true stories about real people delivering a more powerful punch than fiction. In fact, movies and books often carry the tagline, based on a true story.…

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The Ministry of Fault Finding

In literature classes during my college days, I was taught to analyze the works of great authors. At times, however, it seemed as if I was encouraged to search for and find fault with literary…

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So Easy... the Life of Hypocrisy

Years ago, late at night, a fistfight began just outside of my college dorm room. As I opened the door, I was surprised to see the president of the campus Peace Society with his fists flying. My mind…

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