Posts Tagged ‘history’

March 8th, 2010 “Everything that can be invented has been invented.” Wow . . . what a crazy statement!  What a statement of conclusiveness and closure.  I imagine this statement being made in the environment of some high-tech sci-fi movie where everyone can fly, all diseases are cured with painless subdermal injections, and poverty has [...]

November 18th, 2009 Focus Passage: Proverbs 14:15-18 15 Only simpletons believe everything they’re told! The prudent carefully consider their steps. 16 The wise are cautious and avoid danger; fools plunge ahead with reckless confidence. 17 Short-tempered people do foolish things, and schemers are hated. 18 Simpletons are clothed with foolishness, but the prudent are crowned [...]

April 30th, 2009 Focus Passage: Proverbs 14: 2 (NLT)  2 Those who follow the right path fear the Lord;       those who take the wrong path despise him.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead The term “Christian” was originally coined as a derogatory label of the fanatical followers of a revolutionary prophet whom the Romans [...]

April 27th, 2009 Focus Passage: Proverbs 14: 1 (NLT)  1 A wise woman builds her home,       but a foolish woman tears it down with her own hands.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead There is great significance in Solomon’s constant mentioning of the influential role of women.  Why?  Because women in his culture and [...]

April 7th, 2009 Focus Text: Proverbs 13: 17 (NLT) 17 An unreliable messenger stumbles into trouble,       but a reliable messenger brings healing.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead As you probably know, I love to run.  It has become a part of my persona and my weekly routine.  For me, running is about health [...]

March 27th, 2009 Focus Text: Proverbs 13: (NLT)  9 The life of the godly is full of light and joy,       but the light of the wicked will be snuffed out.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead In 1831, two young Frenchmen, Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont, asked and received permission to travel [...]

March 23rd, 2009 Focus Text: Proverbs 13: 6 (NLT)  6 Godliness guards the path of the blameless,       but the evil are misled by sin.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead It has been referred to as one of the Seven Wonders of the United States, just like other notable structures such as the Golden [...]

March 6th, 2009 Focus Text: Proverbs 12: 24 (NLT) 24 Work hard and become a leader;       be lazy and become a slave.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead Most American presidents who are held in the highest historical regards provided leadership during pivotal times in our nation’s history.  Washington in the American Revolution.  Lincoln [...]

March 4th, 2009 Focus Text: Proverbs 12: 22 (NLT)  22 The Lord detests lying lips,       but he delights in those who tell the truth.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead Detest is a pretty strong word, don’t you think?  I don’t detest many things.  Rogue hairs that make their way to the bathroom floor.  Traffic [...]

February 26th, 2009 Focus Text: Proverbs 12: 15-16  (NLT) 15 Fools think their own way is right,       but the wise listen to others.  16 A fool is quick-tempered,       but a wise person stays calm when insulted.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead My years as a history teacher were filled with moments of humor, pain, [...]