Lessons Learned on the Journey

Entries in the Love category

Warnings Ignored

Lights flashing. Sirens wailing. No one responding. Everything inside of me told me to get out of there. But the person at the airline counter where I was waiting to board a flight nonchalantly…

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Filled Full of...

Living in Philadelphia has filled me full of the Philadelphia Phillies baseball team. When bumped, I am likely to spill over in exuberance about the possibilities of one more championship. …

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Light Through the Cracks of Brokenness

Is it possible? …

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Treasure Hunting

I confess...I have thought about discovering a great treasure and have dreamt about what I would do with it. I know I am not alone. Some treasure enthusiasts spend millions of dollars in pursuit of…

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Knowing vs. Being Known

Knowledge is a much-rewarded commodity in our culture today. Striving to know has been a large part of my journey in life. Also, I have found that knowledge can be used as a weapon for arguments or…

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God's Liberating Love

I can remember sitting in 7th grade English class feeling small, unimportant and insignificant. My destiny was NOT running with the popular crowd or being a sports hero. Fortunately, I belonged to a…

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Fickle Fans vs. Loyal Fans

Observing the fans of my favorite American baseball team, the Philadelphia Phillies, is an activity unto itself. Decked out in red Phillies gear, they shout encouragement with every pitch of the…

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Speaking Kindly to Myself

One of my most important daily conversations is the discussion I have with myself. Speaking lovingly to me is an important first step in speaking lovingly to others. A psychiatry professor in medical…

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Optimism vs. Hope

People are often labeled as optimists or pessimists. Many would label me as an optimist. Optimism is rooted in an attitude of expectation that good will result - I will be healed from my illness, I…

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What a Waste!

"What a waste!" Assessing his years of missionary service, these words spoken by others to a friend of mine caused great discouragement. Seeking truth, we read together the story of Mary…

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