A wise person will and a fool will …

“The beginning of strife is like releasing water; therefore stop contention before a quarrel starts.” Proverbs 17:14 More to the point, Proverbs 20:3 says, “It is honorable for a person to stop striving, since any fool can start a quarrel.” “A word of encouragement does wonders!” (Proverbs 12:25 TLB). What word of encouragement will we […]

Grateful for the difficult and even the evil

Grateful for the difficult and the evil Opposition actually can energize us. The person or the situation can either be difficult or even evil. Winston Churchill was a commander easily bored by agreement, and whose greatest moments were inspired by opposition. He had a running battle with Lady Nancy Astor, who once said to him, […]

Saying yes

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us” (Hebrews 12:1 NLT). The most important […]

Each day

One Day at a Time “Now it came about” is the same construction which appears in 1 Kings 17:7 and 17. Literally it is, “and it came to pass.” Again, this is not by chance, but by the timing of God who was carrying out His purposes with Elijah and Israel. We need to learn […]


Where there is no counsel, the people fall; but in the multitude of counselors there is safety. Proverbs 11: 14 nkjv Counsel -A role and a person. While we are know something, all know more. More people can mean more wisdom. It can also lead to confusion where shared values are lacking. A kitchen cabinet […]