Lessons Learned on the Journey

Entries in the Priorities category

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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Improving Effectiveness and Productivity

Effectiveness, efficiency and productivity have always been an issue for me in my work life. As an emergency physician, time was always of the essence. Saving time and energy while maintaining…

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Filled Full of...

Living in Philadelphia has filled me full of the Philadelphia Phillies baseball team. When bumped, I am likely to spill over in exuberance about the possibilities of one more championship. …

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What's Under the Hood of My Car?

The incredible noise and frenetic activity was intoxicating. My wife, Pamela, and I were at the Hungarian Grand Prix time trials. Trying to pick the winners of each time trial was fun as my wife…

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Finding God in Disappointment

My disappointment was great. I had hoped for so much more. As I wallowed in my sorrow, I realized that my disappointment was rooted in my expectations. My hopes were dashed because my focus was on…

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The Weather Forecast

The weather forecast calls for. . . …

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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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A Grateful Leper

Who in the Bible would you like to be? A friend asking me this question suggested people such as King David, Solomon, and Jeremiah. Being known as a king, wise man or prophet is appealing to me.…

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The Path to Selflessness

"Dad, this conversation is not about you!" These words lovingly whispered in my ear by my daughter caused me to stop in my tracks. I had been caught once again talking about myself and not…

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Digging Down Deep

He seemed so competent as he discussed his company's services via websites on his iPad. I was impressed with his quiet confidence. Over lunch, he shared the challenges of his life - a recent…

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