Lessons Learned on the Journey

Snarky

Sin sneaks into my life in various ways, such as meditating on less noble things that lead to anger, resentment, or pride. The result is not good and I can become snarky. …

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Strive or Surrender?

The world always told me to strive, and I listened. I studied hard through years of education and I worked diligently all my life. Even The Church encouraged me to strive: in Bible reading, prayer,…

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Godly Generosity

When I think of generosity, my mind quickly goes to money. However, Jesus reminds me that generosity is expressed in many wonderful ways. …

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The Paradox of Love - Grace and Truth

I used to think that love was a "balance between grace and truth" - as if they could be separated. Sometimes, I communicate with EITHER grace OR truth, but not both. The result is a…

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Spiritual Fitness

I enjoy the discipline of physical exercise because it fits my "to-do list" mentality. Yet, when I apply this same mentality to my spirtual life I often fall short. For instance, reading…

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A Simpler Focus

Never in my lifetime have I had more time-saving devices, yet I don't seem to have enough time. How can that be? …

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No Regrets!

Regrets come in many flavors: …

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Devoted or Lukewarm?

Devote yourself to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart. Colossians 4:2 NLT …

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The Paradox of the Invisible

God tells me that the invisible is as real as the visible. As a scientist, I struggle to believe in things I cannot see, touch, or measure. However, the invisible is actually very real and is the…

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A Confident Hope

I used to think that hope was a feeling of expectation and desire for something good. For instance, as a young boy I hoped for ice cream after my Little League baseball games. This kind of hope was…

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