Lessons Learned on the Journey

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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The Battle for Self-Discipline

It was the morning of my flight from Vienna to Philadelphia. When I fly west, I try to eat only a small breakfast since food is served on the airplane throughout the day. I intended to eat just a…

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The First Translation of the Bible

The first translation of the Bible was not into Chinese, Russian or English. Rather the first rendering of the Word of God was Jesus. How creative! I would expect nothing less from God. …

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Sin Prevention

Intentional prevention always beats the labor of problem solving. The time, energy and resources needed to solve a problem is usually significantly more than the investment in prevention. In…

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Why is Forgiveness so Hard?

Our God is a forgiving God. Thank God! Over and over in His teachings, Jesus instructed His disciples in the importance of forgiveness (Luke 23:33-34, Mark 11:25, Matthew 6:14-15, Matthew 18:21-35 to…

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Proof of Concept

Proof of concept is a term used in business and science to describe a process that tests the reliability of a service or a product. It determines the potential for real-life application. …

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Don’t Look Back

Anyone who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is not fit for the Kingdom of God. Luke 9:62 NIV …

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Freedom From Fear

How is it possible not to fear bad news? I just read today’s newspaper from top to bottom—bad news everywhere. Nations are in conflict. Racial tension is high. Politics has found a new…

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Integrating Love and Truth

Unfailing love and truth have met together. Righteousness and peace have kissed! Psalm 85:10 NLT …

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What Jesus says about Multi-tasking

A debate is in progress in academic circles about the dangers of multi-tasking—Is it harmful to my well-being, to my productivity and to my tranquility? As an emergency physician, my ability to…

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