Why Deep Wisdom Is Hidden

Later, when Jesus was alone with the twelve disciples and with the others who were gathered around, they asked him what the parables meant. (Mark 4:10 NLT) One of Jesus’ most well known parables was the story of a man who sowed seed. Some seed fell by the wayside, where it was immediately devoured by birds. Some seed fell on stony ground, where it had initial growth, but was scorched because of it’s shallow root system. Some fell among weeds, which choked out the word. And some fell on good soil, and… Read More

What Are the Things Money Can’t Buy?

Choose a good reputation over great riches; being held in high esteem is better than silver or gold. (Proverbs 22:1 NLT) Character and integrity are rare commodities, the value of which cannot be expressed monetarily. Money can buy a house, but character builds a home. Money can make you popular, but character provides true friendship. Money can buy position, but character earns respect. Wealth of resources and depth of character are not mutually exclusive. I know poor people with and without great character. I know integrous people with and without resources. The… Read More

A Woman of Wisdom: a tribute to my mom

When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness. (Proverbs 31:26 NLT) My mom is a wealth of wisdom, yet her words are few. Don’t get me wrong – my mom is an effective communicator. From her infamous daily chore list to her detailed schedule for babysitters, she knew how to communicate and care for her boys. Even today I enjoy receiving her informative monthly newsletters, updating their itinerary as traveling ministers. She keeps people in the loop, giving enough details to tell the story, while still keeping… Read More