Long... Suffering?

Long... Suffering?

When someone takes a long time, he is slow.  When I take a long time, I am thorough.  When another does not do it, he is lazy.  When I do not do it, I am too busy.   When the other fellow overlooks a rule of etiquette, he is rude.  When I bent a few rules of etiquette, I am original.

The Priority of Church Attendance

The Priority of Church Attendance

On Mothers' Day, I shared how I believe church attendance should not be one option on the smorgasbord of many options on a Sunday morning. I stated that it is vital that parents develop a commitment to church attendance that will be an example to their children. Below is an article, that came out last week, by Dr. Mike Fabarez that is one of the best statements on the priority of church attendance that I have every read. 

Thanklessness

Thanklessness

A letter written in a childish scrawl came to the post office addressed to "God." A postal employee, not knowing exactly what to do with the letter, opened it and it read: "Dear God, my name is Jimmy. I am 6 years old. My father is dead and my mother is having a hard time raising me and my sister. Would you please send us $500?" The postal employee was touched...

Is It Discernment or Judging?

Is It Discernment or Judging?

There is a Persian proverb that sounds more like a tongue twister than sound advice.

He who knows not, and knows not that he knows not, is a fool; shun him.
He who knows not, and knows that he knows not is a child; teach him.
He who knows, and knows not that he knows, is asleep; wake him
He who knows and knows that he knows, is wise; follow him.

The Four Legs of Stress

The Four Legs of Stress

When a lion tamer holds a stool in front of the lion's face, the lion tries to focus on all four legs of the chair at the same time. With its focus divided, the lion becomes confused and is unsure about what to do next. What the four legs of a stool do to a lion is what stress does to individuals.