Lessons Learned on the Journey

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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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Seen vs. Unseen

The unseen world revealed by way of a microscope stimulated my interest in science. More than I could ever have imagined was made visible to me by this fabulous instrument. In ancient times before…

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Gasping for air!

Gasping for air! I can still see the anxious faces of children with respiratory disease being rushed into my emergency department. Their fear-filled gazes expressed their urgent need for oxygen as…

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Listening

Lately I have become more aware of my problems with listening. Listening is an "other" focused activity and I am basically self-centered. Listening takes work and practice. Listening is NOT…

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Out of My Comfort Zone

Exercise has been a regular part of my daily routine for many years. My smug complacency regarding this routine was shaken last year during a physical exam. I was challenged to move out of my comfort…

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Faith Maintenance

The opening paragraph in my car’s service history booklet says the following: …

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No Time for a Haircut

I need a haircut and I do not have time! You can bet that when I am too busy for a visit to the barber, there are many more important things not getting done. Busyness can cause me to sacrifice the…

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What Do I Want in Abundance?

When it comes to the issue of abundance, my mind automatically shifts to thoughts of material possessions - money, houses, and cars. This is rather embarrassing because I would want people to believe…

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Staying Connected

"Where did I lose you?" Oh, the frustration of another dropped mobile telephone call! In spite of the promises of my cell phone company, it does not take more than a turn in the road on…

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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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