Lessons Learned on the Journey

Entries in the Priorities 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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Creating Space for Those Whom I Love

Another missed dinner. Life in the emergency department was often frantic. Creating time and space for my beloved Pamela, Emily, Julia and Catherine was difficult... and at times just did not happen.…

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Strangers in the Land

I find new foreign foods and unusual customs a fun adventure. Yet while traveling internationally, my thoughts are never far from home. Although people make me feel welcome in their countries, two of…

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Laboring to Rest

I have often been evaluated for the quantity and quality of my work but I have never been evaluated for the quantity and quality of my rest. Rest does not come easily for me! My personality,…

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Knowing is Not Enough

I was so impressed listening to U. S. Senate chaplain, Dr. Dick Halverson, speak at my college graduation that I hoped to someday meet him. Years later, my friend Russ Cadle, kept telling me about…

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Entitlement

I dislike the contemporary culture that breeds a sense of entitlement UNLESS I am the one receiving the entitlement. Actually, I get frustrated when I don't get what I want as if I am entitled to…

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Tomorrow

I was in Delhi, India and my wife, Pamela, was home in Pennsylvania. Our telephone conversation started with "It is 6 am Saturday morning, what time is it for you?" She answered "It…

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No Detours!

I so appreciate the assistance of MapQuest and GPS in finding my way to unknown destinations. However, when these technological guides make a mistake, detours and delays are a frustrating certainty.…

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Fix My Problems, Lord

As I have prayed regarding this New Year, I realize that I have been asking God to solve my problems, heal my medical issues and fix brokenness in my life - not a wrong prayer but a misguided one.…

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Practicing God's Presence

Awareness of the presence (or absence) of people in the room is a recent step in the development of my 6 month old grandson, Adam. Only a month ago, when his mother left the room, he was unaware of…

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