Lessons Learned on the Journey

Entries in the Truth category

Spiritual Autopsy

Television shows such as Bones and NCSI have made medical autopsy common viewing. An autopsy is an inspection and dissection of a body after death to help determine the true cause of death. During an…

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Yoked

I have never liked the idea of being controlled by anyone or anything. I must confess I get testy when I even perceive I'm not in the driver's seat. I want to be in control. The idea of being…

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Make Sure to Read the Abstract

As a physician, the reading of scientific journals is a normal part of my job. The articles tend to be long and poorly written making the job of reading them tedious. Thankfully, at the beginning of…

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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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Teachable

My friend is mentoring a disadvantaged boy who wants to be a doctor. We discussed character traits that would be key in this boy’s development. I told my friend that moments of teachability…

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The Weather Forecast

The weather forecast calls for. . . …

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A suggestion or a command?

Early in my life I learned a valuable lesson – to distinguish between a suggestion and a command. Initially I did not understand. I learned quickly when my parents disciplined me for…

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Some Things Don’t Belong to Me

I love to learn and enjoy a wide array of reading. No matter how much I read, however, I will remain an unlikely participant on Jeopardy, a popular TV quiz show in the United States featuring trivia…

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Living Paradox

Paradox: Any person, thing or situation exhibiting an apparent contradictory nature …

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Misplaced Confidence

While watching a uniformed man purposefully waving a flag from the roof of our hotel in India, my wife, Pamela, confidently exclaimed, "I am sure it is a Hindu ritual!" Forcefully and with…

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