Lessons Learned on the Journey

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My GPS is set for Home

A recent trip to Tennessee had a specific purpose...to raise funds for the ministry of International Health Services. I used my Global Positioning System (GPS) to get where I needed to go. Serving as…

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Obedience Yields Blessing

As a third year medical student on the obstetrical service, I spent much time studying childbirth — attending lectures and observing multiple deliveries. Yet knowledge and even observation…

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Success or Fruitfulness

Why play a game not intending to win? Why engage in business not planning to be successful? I have worked hard trying to succeed. But is that God's goal for me? …

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Why is it so hard for me to rest?

Finding rest for my body, mind and spirit is not so easy for me. Not only do I fail to rest well on vacation but I fail to engage in moments of rest throughout a busy day — disengaging from the…

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Delight

Spending time with my grandson is a great delight in my life. It has caused me to think about the word delight. Interestingly the Bible speaks often about delight. …

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Solitary Places

I confess! Last Friday I left the house to go shopping for bargains at 4:30 AM. Usually at this early hour, I am in quiet retreat with Jesus. However, on this day known as Black Friday in the US,…

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Thank You Notes

My mother taught me to write thank you notes, but I was never good at it. I saw it as a chore. Maybe this attitude revealed the true state of my heart – not so thankful. Its roots were found in…

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Spiritual CliffsNotes

I must make a confession. During a literature course in college, I did not read the assigned books; instead I used CliffsNotes — study guides that present and explain literature in shortened…

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Get the Right Diagnosis

"What is wrong with my child?!" Parents with much pathos and pain often posed this question to me in the emergency department. A child's symptoms such as fever were easily treatable but…

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No Time for a Haircut

I need a haircut and I do not have time! You can bet that when I am too busy for a visit to the barber, there are many more important things not getting done. Business can cause me to sacrifice the…

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