• Distractions are dangerous

    I tend to get distracted easily. Some people call it ADD or ADHD. It’s possible that would be the correct diagnosis. There are some things that can keep my attention more than others. Certain types of conversations draw me in because I enjoy the topic or the debate. I find it easy to stay engaged… Read more »

  • 4 practices to create fairness

    Recently, I have been intrigued by three words in Proverbs. The specific proverb reads “Then you will understand what is right, just and fair” (Proverbs 2:9 NLT). Our morality can probably be boiled down to these three things: what is right, what is just and what is fair. Right is the ability to know the… Read more »

There is a book in the Bible with a chapter that is referred to as “The Love Chapter”, 1 Corinthians 13:4-7. This chapter offers some qualities that love should display. It says love is:   Patient Kind Not jealous Not boastful Not Proud Not Rude Does not demand its own way Not irritable Does not… Read more »

Discipline is not a word that generally brings joy to a room or a smile to a face. No matter the context, discipline is rarely received warmly. “Discipline” can refer to a corrective measure or to training yourself in a controlled or habitual way. It is teaching someone do the right thing or it is… Read more »

Words play an important role in every family. Marriages begin with “I love you” and vows that include “I do” or “I will”. Children are born and we quickly learn the art of baby talk. We anxiously await the first words of our children. Words are a part of the fabric of every family.  … Read more »

Earlier I shared about the value of correction and instruction and how our lives are shaped by the things that we do and the people who influence us. Proverbs 1:8 in the NLT says “My child, listen when your father corrects you. Don’t neglect your mother’s instruction.” Correction and instruction don’t stop once we become… Read more »

Recently I have spent some time pondering a verse from the book of Proverbs. Proverbs 1:8 in the NLT says “My child, listen when your father corrects you. Don’t neglect your mother’s instruction.” It is speaking to the importance of parenting and instilling specific values into our children. Most people understand that parents play a… Read more »

The smallest thing can make the largest difference. The slightest change in tone of voice or spelling can change the meaning of everything that is being said, including the effectiveness and impact. There are two words which are almost identical but have significantly different meaning and affect, direction or directions. Most people have no problem… Read more »

This is the 2nd of a two part series on the values of common sense and discernment based on Proverbs 3:21-26.  If you missed the first one you can read it here. “My child, don’t lose sight of common sense and discernment. Hang on to them, for they will refresh your soul. They are like… Read more »

Many of us have used the phrase “they have plenty of book sense but they have no common sense.” We are describing someone that has the technical answers to everything but hasn’t figured out how to apply their knowledge to everyday life. Why are discernment and common sense so important? What is their value? There… Read more »

There are many problems facing our world. Countries are troubled by poverty and crime and people are divided over racial and religious tensions. War and terrorism leave many people in constant fear. Millions of homeless children cannot navigate through the educational system because their lives are so complicated outside of school. There is no shortage… Read more »