Category: Quotations

The Path to Love doesn’t begin with Self-Righteousness

Racism is sinful. Do you know what else is sinful -- and, by the way, not wholly disconnected from racism? Self-righteousness. Social media is overflowing with it.   Being impressed with ourselves weakens are ability to effectively engage a real person with different ideas. In fact, engaging in meaningful interpersonal dialogue is a learned skill … Continue reading The Path to Love doesn’t begin with Self-Righteousness

One Source for a Lasting Joy

One Source for a Lasting Joy

You've felt it before.  It’s insatiable.  Our search for joy; the hungering, thirsting, aching demand for joy.  Unquenchable. With one exception. Lasting joy comes from our Creator, and him alone.  If you’re filling the void with any other substitute, you’re most effective efforts provide only temporary results. One cannot be permanently satisfied with what this … Continue reading One Source for a Lasting Joy

Redefining American Exceptionalism

Redefining American Exceptionalism

Recently posting that American exceptionalism was dead, a friend listed as evidence a list of social initiatives, mainly from the current politically hot-topic list, from European countries that were rated above similar programs in the USA.  Her autopsy report was simply ranking of federal programs. America is exceptional because of the freedom and liberty that … Continue reading Redefining American Exceptionalism

Book Review:  The Utter Relief of Holiness

Book Review: The Utter Relief of Holiness

Oswald Chambers once wrote, "Holiness, not happiness, is the chief end of man." The most important things in life are often the most simple.  At our center, we see and understand their simplicity. Hugging your little girl.  Throwing the ball with a grandson.  Playing with your puppy.  Marveling in the Lord's creation, especially during these … Continue reading Book Review: The Utter Relief of Holiness

Guard your Heart!

Guard your Heart!

As a child, I often heard the phrase, "See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil."  So many times, the lessons of our childhood ring with truth in our adult years. Solomon wrote, "Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it." (Proverbs 4:23). As the center of our being, … Continue reading Guard your Heart!

Deep-Rooted, Pervasive Integrity

Deep-Rooted, Pervasive Integrity

"We typically think of integrity as the ability to resist temptation by resolve.  And that's a good thing; self-discipline is a good thing.  But there is another level of integrity, the kind where you don't even want the seduction that is being presented to you.  Goodness runs so deep, so pervasive through your character and … Continue reading Deep-Rooted, Pervasive Integrity

Turn Around That Pointed Finger

Turn Around That Pointed Finger

Choose to be kind to others not because they're nice, but because you are. Don’t justify your actions on the “wrong” behavior of others. Don’t respond with anger to a lack of kindness in others. Don’t choose in response to the poor choices of others. You can’t blame other people! I tried this as a … Continue reading Turn Around That Pointed Finger