Lessons Learned on the Journey

Forgetfulness

To-do lists litter my desk as I struggle against forgetfulness. Remembering is a challenge—even more so the older I get. God tells me to remember Him, yet I can so easily forget. …

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Enough!

Not having enough is certainly a problem. A lack of food, money or medicine can be life-threatening and is experienced by many around the world. Much is being done to try to solve the social issues…

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Knowing Clearly God’s Heart

At times, I have difficulty expressing easily from my heart. How can people know me if I do not clearly convey who I really am. Ask my family! …

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The World’s Influence

Miscalculating my ability to resist the subtle influences of the world around me can result in not-so-subtle negative outcomes. I am called to be in the world, yet not of the world. What are my…

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My Identity

How I view myself—my identity—is shaped by my early childhood development, education, vocational life, family, church, and ministry. Blessing and heartbreak in each of these…

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Lack of Joy

God’s intention is for me to live a life of joy. I can often squash joy when living only inside the story of my circumstances rather than inside God’s reality. …

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Hubris

Hubris—excessive pride and a sense of self-importance—is a constant battle for me. Yet if you knew me well, you would understand that my hubris constantly rubs shoulders with the gnawing…

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Hiding

An acquaintance spoke with transparency of his journey to Jesus. He went from an obedient, academically, and athletically successful boy to a young man in college driven by status, greed,…

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Available

While living in Hungary, through an amazing set of circumstances, the President of Hungary made himself available for a 30 minute one-on-one appointment with me. Obviously, I made myself available.…

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What Is on My Resume?

My resume contains the fruits of years of education. Also listed are the jobs I have had and the years spent in them. However, conspicuously absent are some of the things I value most – faith,…

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