Lessons Learned on the Journey

Entries in the Confession category

Disabilities

Since the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, those who suffer from disability have received services to better meet their needs. This is, of course, a good and proper action. Having been in the…

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Stubborn and unteachable!

I have not had a teachable spirit these past several days. Therefore, writing a "lesson learned" seems strange and bites at my spirit. Where is my spirit open toinstruction? …

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Report Cards

I remember handing my report card to my parents when I was young. Sometimes it felt good; sometimes it didn't. Recently while reading my daughter's school progress report, I was reminded of…

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Don't Tell Me the Truth!

"Why did you do that?" I immediately felt defensive and ready for "battle". At times, I would prefer to defend a wrong decision than admit to a mistake. To what extent would I go…

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Talking to Myself

Sometimes I am stopped at a red light and see someone talking to themselves. Maybe they are practicing a speech or telling their boss what they really think! I chuckle wondering about the content of…

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Amazed by Surprise

Human against human -- the atrocities of warring conflict are all too real. As we sat around our dinner table in Budapest, we listened to our Serbian houseguests telling of the history of atrocities…

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Why Forgive?

Why should we forgive people who wrong us? Research suggests that forgiving …

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Fixed or Restored

I took my car to the auto repair shop in Budapest to have an assessment. The body had several rust spots, and I knew that, left unattended, much damage could occur. Through an interpreter, I was…

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