The Danger of Flattery and the Wise Approach To It

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Proverb 5 is overall about Adultery.  however, there are a lot of deeper insights that come from this verse and wider applications. Proverbs 5:3-4: “3 For the lips of the adulterous woman drip honey,     and her speech is smoother than oil; 4 but in the end she is bitter as gall,     sharp… Read more »

A Racism and Bigotry Rant

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Sometimes it Helps to Vent Everyone and their brother have been voicing their opinion about white supremacy groups and racism.  I guess it is my turn.  This is not a very educational episode.  However, it is a plea for embracing those different from you.  They outnumber you roughly the population… Read more »

Pull Them Into Success Instead of Holding Them Back For Safety

Turning a No into a Yes-and Success is sometimes a matter of perspective.  Kids have goals and measures of success that often are not practical or safe.  Thus, we tell our children “No” far more often than we give them a “Yes.”  This can create a point of conflict or… Read more »

Maintain Discretion and Preserve Wisdom

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This Proverb talks about maintaining knowledge and a charge to preserve wisdom.  One may think it is just a request to pass down the knowledge gained, but it goes deeper than that. Proverbs 5:1-2: “My son, pay attention to my wisdom,     turn your ear to my words of insight, 2 that you may maintain… Read more »