Contributed on May 6, 2019
Every bit of wisdom we can incorporate into our thinking helps us make better choices in both this life and in our walk with God.
A Pinch of Wisdom Goes A Long Way (Proverbs 27:1-3) 1. Every year our church has a soup contest. One year, I decided to try making tortilla soup – with Emeril’s recipe. 2. I had never used chipotle peppers before, but I knew they were smoked jalepenos. 3. So when the recipe called for a half of ...read more
Contributed on May 13, 2019
Life is like a journey on a winding mountain road; we need to be alert to the hazards!
Hazards Ahead: Watch Out! (Proverbs 27:4-7) 1. Moms come in all varieties. Rather than share a joke about moms, today I will share a couple of humorous true stories: My mother, a master of guilt trips, showed me a photo of herself waiting by a phone that never rings. “Mom, I call all the time,” ...read more
Contributed on May 20, 2019
Everything is connected when you are a true disciple of Jesus.
Wise Living and Discipleship (Proverbs 27:8-13) 1. This is a true story: For the second week in a row, my son and I were the only ones who showed up for his soccer team’s practice. Frustrated, I told him, “Please tell your coach that we keep coming for practice, but no one is ever here.” My son ...read more
Contributed on Jun 3, 2019
Wise people anticipate and adjust to the foolishness around them and seek out constructive, spiritual relationships
Frustration’s Shrapnel and Friendship’s Blessings (Proverbs 27:14-17) 1. Life can be frustrating. 2.A boy asks his father to explain the differences among irritation, aggravation, and frustration. Dad picks up the phone and dials a number at random. When the phone is answered he asks, "Can ...read more
Contributed on Jun 17, 2019
A wise person accepts and acts upon realities that others deny or ignore. The sooner we get these down, the better!
Wisdom and the Quality of Your Life (Proverbs 27:19-26) 1. Some people are amazingly shrewd. Take this joke: 2. Morris (the father) says to his son:“I want you to marry a girl of my choice.” The son says: I will choose my own bride.” Morris says:“But the girl is Bill Gates’daughter.” The son ...read more