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Parents: Listen and Learn

My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother: For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck. –Proverbs 1:8 No matter your parents’ age or occupation, it is certain that they have something you can benefit from. No matter how old […]

Wisdom: Why We Need It

1 The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel; 2 To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding; 3 To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity; 4 To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion. 5 A wise man will hear, […]

Whose Agenda?

A few weeks ago, I finished reading Michael Crichton’s techno-thriller, State of Fear, in which eco-terrorists plot mass murder to publicize the danger of global warming.  Amidst the drama that happens as a millionaire philanthropist, his timid lawyer, and a know-it-all government agent try to stop the terrorists from following through with their plans, Crichton has […]

Celestial Reads

For better or worse, I tend to have my head in the clouds more often than not. (I mean, really, it’s nice up there.) Mundane things are not as appealing as spiritual, supernatural, magical things. Perhaps, it’s just the natural longing for another place — a perfect place — that we all get from time […]

Setbacks Make You Stronger

Have you ever been in a situation where people were depending on you and you really let them down? I have — many times. On November 30th, 2013, Alabama Crimson Tide kicker, Cade Foster, was there as well. In a very important game, Foster missed two field goals and had a third attempt blocked. Coach […]

Question from a Dying Mom

A few weeks ago, I began reading Jack: A Biography of C.S. Lewis, by George Sayer. It’s very interesting to learn about the life of one of the world’s most beloved writers (and one of my personal favorites). As with all of us, Jack was a product of his ancestors and his environment. The things […]