Standing at over 85 feet high and over 65 feet wide, Rome’s Trevi Fountain is one of the most famous and glorious water fountains in the world. Each statue stands as its own work of art, painstakingly crafted with opulent detail and placed on a rock foundation brilliantly hewn to accent their beauty. But, as beautiful as this masterpiece is, its brilliance and glory is only fully realized when crystal clear water cascades freely in, around, and over it. The beauty of a fountain is its overflow of water. A fountain without water… Read More
Enjoy Life with Your Wife!
“Enjoy life with the wife whom you love, all the days of your vain life that he has given you under the sun, because that is your portion in life and in your toil at which you toil under the sun.”Ecclesiastes 9:9 ESV If Solomon’s quill represented his view of life, he seemed to write with the jaded ink of bitterness of soul when he wrote Ecclesiastes. Still, deep wisdom can be found tangled among his cynicism. For example, although he seems to view life as meaningless, his encouragement to “enjoy life… Read More
There’s no grief like the kind which is mingled with regret. How did things get to a point in David’s life when his own son, Absalom, stole the hearts of the people and led a hostile rebellion to usurp the throne? The path that leads to such dysfunction is marked by poor decisions, bitterness, pride, and secret sin. King David’s loyal followers took to his defense, pursued the rebels, and brought swift justice, killing Absalom in the process. It was a definitive and significant victory over a powerful enemy. But the king… Read More
The Power of Awareness
“And David said, “Is there still anyone left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan’s sake?””2 Samuel 9:1 ESV Awareness of people is the first step toward making a difference in their lives. One of the qualities I try to instill in other leaders is awareness. What was the barista’s name? Did you see that person’s countenance? Let’s hold the door for this single mom coming behind us. You cannot minister to people you don’t see. When David stepped into a place of widespread influence he… Read More