There are those who desire to acquire knowledge for its own value—and this is a base vanity. But there are others who desire to have it to edify others—and this is charity. And there are others who desire it so that they may be edified—and this is wisdom. —Bernard of Clairvaux, The Song of Solomon
One step backward does not mean you are defeated. It just means that you need to take a step forward again. But this time wiser.
We can find sound advice in the most unlikely of places sometimes, can’t we? Winnie the Pooh himself will tell you he is a “bear of little brain,” but he also has an uncommon, clear-eyed wisdom. Because of Pooh’s thoughtfulness for his friends (which comes second only to hunny), he would likely make a pretty… Continue reading Whinnie the Pooh’s Ministry Guide
(Psalm 130:1 – 8 ) Timing is critical in business, science, and sports. But, most importantly, it’s essential in the believer’s life. To keep in step with the Lord, we need to carry out His instructions in His timeframe. Waiting on God means seeking further direction from Him while we remain in our present circumstances.… Continue reading When It Is Wise to Wait
You say: “It’s impossible” God says: All things are possible (Luke 18:27) You say: “I’m too tired” God says: I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28-30) You say: “Nobody really loves me” God says: I love you (John 3:1 6 & John 3:34 ) You say: “I can’t go on” God says: My grace is… Continue reading God’s Answers
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Eleanor Roosevelt wrote: Many people will walk in and out of your life, But only true friends will leave footprints in your heart To handle yourself, use your head; To handle others, use your heart. Anger is only one letter short of danger. If someone betrays once, it is his fault; If he betrays you… Continue reading Eleanor Roosevelt Wisdom