Lessons Learned on the Journey

Entries in the Purity category

Waiting Well

A physician waiting more than two hours in a doctor's waiting room - poetic justice, some would say. For me, the result was annoyance followed by agitation and then anger. I am not inclined to…

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My Tongue

Described in the Bible as …

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Travel Advisory – Less Baggage Is Better

My traveling companion's luggage revealed the depth of his experience...a small bag for two weeks in Russia and Kyrgyzstan. I asked him to share his strategy for traveling so lightly. He said,…

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Spiritual Clothing

As a young boy, visits from my maternal grandparents were infrequent but much anticipated. After they visited, I could count on one of my friends saying, "Who was with you on Saturday, they…

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Spiritual Glasses

Recently, I lent my reading glasses to a friend. She immediately laughed and asked, "How often do you clean your glasses?" Obviously not often enough! Using reading glasses to correct the…

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Exposure

It all began with an innocent outing to buy a particular Christmas gift. As I drove to the mall, my mind was occupied and my heart was content. I picked out the gift and headed to the cashier where…

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No gratitude - only grumbling!

"You said everything but what you needed to say. . . which was thank you!" It started at the car wash. Free newspapers were being given to each customer. With the thought that nothing much…

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Purity

Impure water is a major health hazard for many developing countries. Providing pure water supplies is a priority for most relief organizations. Personally, as I travel around the world, I take…

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Toxic Ingestion

"What did they take? How much did they take? When did they take it? Have they vomited?" Many parents with a child who had ingested a possible poison -- some pills, poisonous plants or other…

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My Wayward Heart

Corrupt behavior of corporate CEO's or the despicable actions of serial killers make me cringe on one level or another. Yet why am I surprised? Could it be I have forgotten the condition of the…

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