Where do you find yourself this morning?

Well, it is Wednesday morning. How is your week going? Very often, when Friday morning arrives, I find myself asking: Where has the time gone? Who stole Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday? If we find yourself asking questions like this on Friday mornings, perhaps it would be helpful it we prayed this prayer today (and every … Continue reading Where do you find yourself this morning?

What is the purpose of the Proverbs?

King Solomon's purpose for collecting the proverbs is stated in 1:2-4, which reads: Their purpose is to teach people wisdom and discipline, to help them understand the insights of the wise. Their purpose is to teach people to live disciplined and successful lives, to help them do what is right, just, and fair. These proverbs … Continue reading What is the purpose of the Proverbs?

Three ways to make the most of our second chances

Today is yesterday’s second chance! I have seen this quote or something similar to it several times recently. Second chances! Oh, how we need them! Oh, how we need each and every “Today!” However, today is more than yesterday’s second chance. It does provide an to opportunity try again. This effort needs to be intentional … Continue reading Three ways to make the most of our second chances

Are you longing for a better place to live?

Many, many moons ago, I was both humbled and blessed by being present for a momentous occasion. You see, a small group of ministers was gathered at Silver Maple Camp, which is south of Kingman, Kansas, for the annual Kansas Ministry Retreat.  The day, as I recall, was much like most days at this retreat. … Continue reading Are you longing for a better place to live?