Proverbs (6) — Wisdom and Money

We all need wisdom so that we will know how to make the best choices. And so, it’s not surprising that as Solomon talks about the importance of getting wisdom, he has a lot to say about the subject of money. In fact, someone has counted over 100 verses in the book of Proverbs that deal with the topic of money…

Proverbs (3) — Taking Advice

There’s a quote that I’ve seen attributed to several different writers, but it seems to have originated with someone anonymous. It says, “Good decisions come from experience, and experience comes from bad decisions.” And I think there’s a lot of truth in that, but I think it’s only half correct…

Christ-Exalting

Has anyone here ever heard of Good Riddance Day? As far as I know, it’s only celebrated in one city. This past Thursday, December 28th, Good Riddance Day was celebrated in New York City in Times Square. In fact, this is the 11th year they’ve been observing this special day. Good Riddance Day apparently was…

A War Story (A Christmas Story)

This morning, I want to share with you a story. A Christmas story, if you will. And children know that all stories begin with those four special words – “once upon a time”. There was a young girl once who asked her father, “Do all fairy tales begin with “Once upon a time?” And he…

Light of the World

This is the time of year when many of us find our mailboxes filled with Christmas cards. Many of those include family photographs. These pictures always show a beautiful, well-dressed family with everybody looking straight at the camera while smiling, and capturing just the right angle of the Christmas tree behind them. But, what those…