Lessons Learned

I’m not able to write this week but here is a reflection from an Anglican layman that I think will bring you blessing from hard won insights.

Have a great Independence weekend ahead!

Divine Simplicity

As I reported in April, I recently underwent major surgery. Having never been under general anesthesia before, I was more than a little bit anxious about the entire procedure. It has been nearly two months since the surgery and I’m still in the healing process. The procedure was conducted robotically and left seven scars on my abdomen. The first time I showed the scars to my youngest grandson he said it looks like I was in a gunfight. I try to learn from every experience, whether good or bad.

I spent 24 years of my adult life as a commissioned officer in the US Army. During my military career, I learned a lot of life lessons—things that continue to help me today. A wise Field Artillery battalion commander once told me, “It’s ok to make mistakes, but learn from them and avoid repeating them.” Imagine a world where everyone lived…

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