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?
Do you dread Monday mornings? Many people do. In fact, I recently learned there is a term for the moment this dread sets in. It is: SMONDAY, which is defined as the moment when Sunday stops feeling like Sunday and the anxiety over Monday morning’s arrival kicks in. I used to really dread Monday mornings. … Continue reading How to make the most of Monday mornings
How many of life’s most important lessons do we learn from children? I really don’t know how to answer that question; but, I know it’s a lot. I mentioned previously that I hoped to share a story involving one of my children that helps tie this discussion about living the good life and seeing the … Continue reading Seeing the Sublime — Learning from Children
Are You Living the Good Life? God definitely does have a sublime idea for our lives. Visionary people are not only aware of this, but are also willing to surrender to it. Many people have been blessed with family members or spiritual mentors who embody what it means to yield to God’s sublime idea for … Continue reading Are you living the good life? (Part II)
As I write this little reflection, I can’t help but think of the T-Shirt one of my friends used to wear. On the back there was caricature of a wrinkly old man wearing a basketball uniform. Beside this image were these words: So, this story I am about to tell is true; or, at least … Continue reading Are you trying too hard?
Are we living in the moment? What does that mean, anyway? We hear this all the time, don’t we? I would like to share a memory and an observation with you. These two in tandem help me to understand what it means to live in the moment. The memory: Almost forty-two years ago, I had … Continue reading Living in the Moment
Who amongst us has struggled with foot in mouth disease? You know, that awkward moment when all eyes turn to you and you become painfully aware that you have said something you should not have said. Or, perhaps, you have said something in a way that simply came across in the wrong way? Unfortunately, we have all been there and done that. The following insight concerning communication with one another is taken directly out of the Proverbs. I hope it will be as beneficial to you to read these verses, as it has been for me to arrange them here for your perusal.