Lessons Learned on the Journey

Entries in the Lessons Learned category

Belief – Actions

I used to enjoy teaching resident doctors the art of medicine – how to communicate to patients, showing them kindness and compassion. However, this caused me to pause when I considered my heart…

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God’s Demands vs My Desires

"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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What a Legacy!

I say to myself, The Lord is my inheritance, therefore, I will hope in him. Lamentations 3:25 NLT …

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Drudgery or Joy?

Life is difficult! At times nothing seems easy. In fact, it can become drudgery - menial tasks, the toils of everyday life, the pain and the “why me” situations. Yet I read that …

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What Water Am I Drinking?

But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. John 4:14 NLT …

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Looking for Lessons in Unusual Places

Life lessons can be found in unusual places. For instance, Jesus while walking with his disciples said, …

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Comfort

On Christmas Eve day my mother went home to be with the Lord. She was a wonderful mother. Her presence in my life helped to shape who I am today and I am grateful. But mixed with gratitude and joy is…

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God Is Near

The Christmas season has not ended for me as I continue to meditate on Immanuel – God with us. The fact that God is near has been a consuming thought for weeks. …

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The Wonderful "Smallness" of Christmas

When we first moved to Hungary in 1996, I shopped in small local stores. Budapest changed as malls and "mega-stores" took over. These changes reflected the notion that "bigger is…

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Staying in Style

I like to dress in style. However, I learned as a teenaged boy that I could not keep up with changing fashions. So I decided on a particular style and have stuck with it for 50 years – khakis,…

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