Insights: The Wise Path

I have a good friend helping me with electrical work. He has a great deal of experience and he hooked up the 3-way switches by thinking through the process of current and switches. I would have had to look at the nine different electrical diagrams for 3-way switches and just follow the correct diagram, even though I might not understand the principle. We’d both get the same end, but he understood what he was doing and he’s much wiser for all situations. It reminds me of the political process that has started for 2016 in CPAC straw poll. Continue reading

Pray for Those who Wrong You: Insights

The tongue is a slippery tool of the heart.  The humble heart uses the tongue for blessing.  The proud heart uses the tongue for cursing.  It’s the same tongue, yet controlled by the heart.  James does a brilliant job of addressing the tongue in James 3:1-12.

As I was reading through Scripture a couple months ago, my eyes jumped out looking at Job 42. Continue reading

Sharp Tongues Can Be Stopped: Insights

A friend recently sent me this verse, “No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is from Me,” Says the LORD. (Isa 54:17)  This is certainly a promise given to Israel.  Presently, Israel walks through her own valley, scattered around the world and waiting for the return of Messiah.  Yet, there is great application to those who will trust in Jehovah, El – Shaddai (the All powerful One).  Continue reading

Weariness in life: Insights

I love hearing stories of people who have risen out of the ash heaps of life.  They suffered terribly and through true grit, and/or miracles of God, they took on great opportunities to serve the Lord.  I often get weary of people complaining about how difficult life is.  Life is difficult!  Normally, it’s from those of us who live in America.  I get it.  I know even in America where air conditioning is not an option, cell phones are standard equipment that comes with newborns (it seems), and it’s not a question of whether there is a chicken in every pot, but how many televisions every household has.  We have stores that are loaded with food and merchandise.  We have a medical system that surpasses everywhere on earth.  Yet, we grow weary of life.  It reminds me of the great passage in Jeremiah, Continue reading

Charlie Hebdo: Insights

The terrorist attack on the Charlie Hebdo satirical publisher is just that – a terrorist attack. Whether Islam calls for killing those who demean an Islamic prophet (Koran), or not, highly planned attacks are not the solution. Then when a Muslim cleric defends the slaughter in Paris, there are obvious problems with the religion of “peace.”1 That would be like an evangelical pastor who believed someone on death row was innocent and the pastor openly declared an assault on the prison and killing of the guards would be appropriate. Fortunately masses in France are rising up against the attacks, but will the government have the “will” to stand up to the terrorists to not just capture them, but to remove them from being a threat? Continue reading

Air Asia

The AirAsia jet disaster with 162 people on board is indeed baffling. Only five minutes after it requested an alternate course, but denied, nothing else is heard from or traced on the ocean off Indonesia. Flight QZ8501 was a short to medium range jet liner flying from Surabaya to Singapore and is the second commercial airline to vanish without a trace in this 2014. Continue reading