Poverty…

B8256BE2-8F48-4F89-89B4-D4FF6DA2CE69.jpegHumans have been attempting to eradicate poverty for thousands of years, yet poverty continues to flourish among us. There is a growing faction of anti-capitalism socialists that is promising free education, free healthcare, and guaranteed income all provided by the government as the solution to America’s problem with poverty. On the capitalist side the solution is to shrink government involvement in people’s Continue reading

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Parenting…

D1EAE375-CFBD-4428-A59A-CDD6E4E653CFI would not call myself a perfect parent. I’ve lived long enough to realize such a creature does not exist. There are however, who seem to be better parents and others. I suspect there are very few parents who don’t love their children, but some have rather peculiar and even counterproductive ways of expressing their love for their children. In today’s reading Solomon suggests that those who don’t discipline Continue reading

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Injustice…

D002708D-568B-4722-B9B5-B64D726F0F40.jpegMy father was a farmer all his life, and unlike some of the larger corporate farms that grew up around us, he never made a lot of money. He did manage to see to it that we didn’t go hungry or freeze to death in winter, but we typically drove old vehicles and worked with second hand machinery that broke down frequently. Every once in a while I would hear him talk about the unfair way family farms were Continue reading

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Inheritance

13E60C5E-ADCA-488D-8633-392C537F9B82When my wife’s parents passed away we were blessed with a small inheritance which included all their remaining earthly possessions. It was this inheritance that made it possible for us to invest in a small condo in Florida, which we have since sold. As a result we also ended up with a garage full of furniture and household items to sort through—a task which continues to this day. I am hopeful that we will Continue reading

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It Follows…

98203692-11AA-444B-AA4F-10356F0E6C00Don’t look now but something is following you. No, life is not a suspense movie, unless of course we make choices that turn it into something similar. The choices we make have consequences. My grandson discovered this just the other day. He made a choice to disobey his mother, which was followed by some rather unpleasant consequences that he had been warned would accompany such behavior. When Continue reading

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Environmental Influence…

880056A0-5255-4780-92E2-3BAC6AFF3BBDA young lad had a friend in elementary school—seemed like every time he hung out with that friend they got I trouble. His parents figured maybe the friend was a bad influence so they suggested he find a different friend. Wanting to be an obedient boy he found another friend who had a clean record—but to his surprise they still got in trouble. The young lads parents were wise parents…they connected the dots and Continue reading

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Distraction…

867BF500-723A-4E20-8CC9-14B3E8B845AFSuccess comes to those who focus ruthlessly on achieving their dreams. This requires saying no to everything that distracts one from being focused on the goal of achieving the dream. It would seem from my experience thus far, that not many people have that kind of discipline. In today’s proverb, Solomon explains why so few Continue reading

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