Sunday, December 22, 2013

What we learned in Africa

This will be short, not because we didn't learn a lot, but because it can be summed up pretty well.

As a prof I learned:
  • Good students make the process so much easier!
  • Good students are everywhere, just more concentrated some places.
  • Research is easy to talk about, but hard to do.
  • Dirty Harry was right, "A man's just go to know his limitations".

As a Christian, I learned a lot more:

  • Fear Not!  Fear G^d, and nothing else.  Phil 4:6.
  • This World is not our home.  We are just passing through!
  • For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his own soul?  Matt 16:26
  • Routine can slow spiritual growth, but change, as stressful as it is, is often the catalyst we need to hear from the G^d who speaks.
  • My own calling is to students at Unis in the USA!

Dorthy, of Wizard of Oz, was right, "There is no place like home."

In his letter to Timothy (1 Tim 4:8) we learn that physical discipline has some value, but godliness is of great value, for it holds promise not just for this life, but for the life to come.

I much prefer to get these spiritual lessons and growth over the professional benefits.

How about you?

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