Lessons Learned on the Journey

Entries in the Love category

Following the King

Everyone is a follower. A speaker once told me that even leaders are followers. The critical issue is asking the question, "Who or what am I following?" Increasingly, people have begun to…

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Created for Him

Sometimes my self-image teeters between positive and negative, depending on the kind of feedback I receive. Amazingly after all these years my self-worth often depends upon my feelings. How could…

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Creating Space for God

What a busy week! An upcoming trip to Australia and India would have been enough - PowerPoints to prepare, lecture notes to assemble, bags to pack. On top of that, this week was our church’s…

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So Easy….the Life of Hypocrisy

Years ago, late at night, a fistfight began just outside of my college dorm room. As I opened the door, I was surprised to see the president of the campus Peace Society with his fists flying. My mind…

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Godliness: An All-Day Activity

I asked my wife, Pamela, “So how did I do on the telephone?” Her response pierced me to the heart. “Not so well if you are trying to follow Jesus.” I had been on the telephone…

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Some Things are not an Option

“I grew up on a reservation in South Dakota, filled with resentment and anger toward the white man.” These were the words of a man sitting next to me at a banquet. He shared with me that…

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The Belief – Conduct Tension

I always enjoyed teaching resident doctors the art of medicine – how to communicate to patients, showing them kindness and compassion. I taught principles that not only had value in the…

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Exercising Thanksgiving Muscles

Developing a skill in any area of life always requires a disciplined repetition. Just as I intentionally work my physical muscles daily in order to stay in shape, I need to intentionally practice…

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"Wear Our Skin"

Eating breakfast at a conference in Malaysia found me at a table of healthcare workers from a restricted country. Our pleasant conversation caused me to ask how I could encourage or help them. Their…

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Is this community?

There they were - hundreds of people with iPods and MP3 players dancing in the middle of Paddington Train Station in London...what is going on? I was momentarily frightened until I discovered that…

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