Don’t Be A Fool…

FF6C30C1-8FE3-403C-96D4-27DC20A137FDThere are two kinds of of people that the writer of Proverbs describes as fools. There are those who are merely ignorant but willing to be teachable, and then there are the ones who rebelliously deceive themselves because they refuse to acknowledge their own guilt. The first kind are worth spending time with in order to help them leave their folly behind. The latter type will typically waste the time of those Continue reading

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Life is not Fair…

6355B162-58C5-438D-AC0A-AFF1F06146AD.jpegI have often warned my children that life is not fair—it never has been—and until Jesus comes back it likely won’t be. Do not misunderstand, I am not suggesting we should therefore not attempt to try to be fair in the way we deal with people. What I am suggesting, however, is that despite our best efforts to be fair in our dealings, we will in many cases fail. In today’s proverb Solomon observes that some people seem Continue reading

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Honesty…

DE0E3C12-A9E6-4318-935A-7D85C5DE3E6F.jpegIn the new age of “truth 2.0” where truth can apparently be determined by how I happen to feel at the moment, honesty becomes gets turned on its head as well. The way this might work out practically is that if I, as a male, wake up one morning and “feel” like being a female, I would be being dishonest with myself if I did not declare myself to be a female, and begin dressing and acting like one. In a rational world
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Messy Desk…

883116A9-919D-4A78-A4CB-0CA2C93F5532.jpegMy office desk is typically covered with paper, writing instruments, odds and ends, and a few things that I have no idea what they are or how they got there. It’s messy because I am often working on more than one project at a time, and I don’t like to file things away. The reason I don’t like to file things is that my filing system eats important papers. The papers I will likely never ever need again are always there, Continue reading

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Karma…

69d97265-3f75-4fe9-9010-88bf63a699af-355-0000004958ea3abd_tmpWe sometimes use the word “karma” to to describe a scenario where the action intended to hurt another person ends up hurting the offender instead. An extreme example of this might be what happens to Wile E. Coyote when he tries to capture the Road Runner on the old reruns of the Bugs Bunny Road Runner Show, which I grew up watching—before it became reruns. If you’re not familiar with it, suffice it Continue reading

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No Fence Riders Allowed…

1C09201A-134F-4BAB-A489-43BFC6433DB3When the freeway or street is wide enough for three lanes I tend to take the middle lane. I’m not certain why exactly I have this preference. My wife occasionally chides me about it, particularly if she knows we are planning a turn in the next few miles. I suspect that I am not the only one with this tendency, and that this tendency is not just limited to our driving habits. We all like to think of ourselves as “in the middle Continue reading

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Self-destruct…

79C462CF-99E2-4D45-92F8-4FB6A738181E.jpegOne of my favorite television shows that I used to enjoy as I was growing up was the sitcom “Get Smart”. The bumbling agent 86 would somehow always save the day before the end of thirty minutes, and of course, his top secret instructions would always self-destruct immediately after he received them. While it may make sense to program top-secret information to self destruct at some point, it dos not typically Continue reading

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