Rushing into action, you fail. Trying to grasp things, you lose them. Forcing a project to completion, you ruin what was almost ripe. Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching #64 Impatience, Anxiety, Fear, and other negative emotions are powerful levers that often drive us to "push for closure" on a problem before a viable solution is… Continue reading Impatience Destroys Goal Achievement
Here's a bit of humor from Proverbs... "There are three things that are stately in their stride, four that move with stately bearing: a lion, mighty among beasts, who retreats before nothing; a strutting rooster, a he-goat, and a king with his army around him." (Prov 30:29-31) Did you know? Although this saying is… Continue reading What do a Rooster, Lion, Goat, and King have in common?
Today's lesson is another piece of wisdom from Solomon, who said in Proverbs 4: 23-27... Above all else, GUARD YOUR HEART for it is the wellspring of your life. Put away perversity from your mouth, keep corrupt talk from your lips. Let your eyes look straight ahead, FIX YOUR GAZE directly before you. Make LEVEL… Continue reading FOCUS on the right path in life and GOOD things will follow
"A man's own folly ruins his life, yet he rages against the Lord." (Solomon Prov 19:3) "Nature's way is simple and easy, but men prefer what is intricate & artificial" (Lao Tzu) Can you see the wisdom of these words? If we are truly honest with ourselves, I bet you'll admit that more often than… Continue reading Do you make Life harder than it has to be?
We've talked with each other about this subject in the past, but I was re-reading a passage today in Ecclesiastes that was so powerful I had to share it with you. Understand this - we are all going to die. Yes, it's a shame, but it's also the truth. And the sooner we accept the… Continue reading There is no guarantee of Tomorrow. Don’t Wait to Enjoy Your Life
Lately I've been finding new ways to think about what Jesus meant when he spoke to his disciples in Matthew 6:11 and "Give us this day our daily bread..." Since the wisdom gained from this pondering has added some enjoyment to my life, I thought I'd share it with you and see if it can help… Continue reading What is your Daily Bread?
Welcome back, friends. We've been talking a lot lately about the importance of focusing our efforts on enjoying the present. We've talked about Turning the Simple into the Extraordinary, that NOW is the time to ENJOY LIFE, and that wise old Solomon commanded us to Eat, Drink, and Be Merry. As much as we might… Continue reading Time and Chance Happen to The Best of Them – that includes YOU too
We've been talking about the importance of enjoying life in some recent posts and specifically about how critical it is for us to make a concerted effort to BE PRESENT IN THIS MOMENT in order to get the most out of our lives. King Solomon echoed this wisdom quite a bit in the Book of… Continue reading Solomon Commands You to Eat, Drink, and Be Merry
Nobody likes to get in trouble and be disciplined for it, but if things are not going your way right now it's possible that you're experiencing the consequences of some poor choices you've made in the past. The discipline you're experiencing could be coming from a parent, a friend, a teacher, or even the Lord… Continue reading Being Disciplined Now Can Lead to Good Things Later — IF You Learn from it
The Book of Proverbs in The Bible is regarded by many to be one of the greatest wellsprings of practical knowledge ever collected by humanity. Many people (myself included) have used Proverbs to make their lives better by using the wisdom within the books. But do you know WHY Solomon wrote Proverbs in the first… Continue reading The Purpose of Proverbs – To Help YOU Make the World a Better Place