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Tongue Appraisal

How much is your tongue worth? If a tongue appraiser were to come along, what would they value yours at? Well, it depends on how you use it. Listen to what Proverbs 10:20 says, “The tongue of the righteous is choice silver; the heart of the wicked is of little worth.” You might be thinking,…

Double Whammy

If you are as old as I am and a bit of a game show junkie, you probably remember that fun one from the 80s called “Press Your Luck.” Remember that? Contestants would answer questions and earn an opportunity to win cash or prizes by hitting a buzzer to freeze the game board. Whatever was…

Money Talks

Over 50 years after releasing that iconic album “Dark Side of the Moon,” Pink Floyd can still be heard on the radio today singing about money. “Money, it’s a gas. Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash. Money, so they say, is the root of all evil today.” Well, that’s a great…

The Fortified City of Wealth

What are some of the things you have in your life to protect you? Perhaps it’s your dog or your pistol. Maybe it’s your security system or your black belt in karate. There are a lot of things you could list, but have you ever thought about your wealth as a form of protection for…

Save Yourself from the Rod

Has your mouth ever written a check your hind end didn’t want to cash? In other words, has your mouth ever gotten you into trouble? Oh boy, has it! I can think of more than a few times in my life as a child and as an adult that I said what I said and…

A Fountain of Life

A good word of wisdom is found in Proverbs 10:11. It says, “The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.” Is your mouth a fountain of life? It should be. But what does that mean? Well, it’s talking about how we use our words. Our…

A Wink Is More Than a Wink

One of the cutest things to watch is a little kid trying to wink just one eye. For whatever reason, children can’t typically do that until they are 6 or 8 years old. Younger than that, try as they might to wink with just one eye, they can’t close just one. They blink with both…

Mammaw’s Wisdom

My great-grandmother, Ms Julia Louise Croslin, better known to all of my family as Mammaw, was full of wisdom. And one of her favorite lines of wisdom was delivered with a good Southern dialect rhyme, “Those that can’t be to’d must be showed.” What Mammaw was getting at is that some people are too hard-headed…

Drop Deceit

The Bible in Proverbs 10:6 says, “Blessings are on the head of the righteous, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.” The second half of that proverb tells us something profound:  deceit is a regular feature and a common tactic of wickedness. Wickedness often runs behind deceit so that it can get by with…

Get While the Getting Is Good

The book of Proverbs is full of wisdom. It was written to people who were primarily farmers. They raised what they ate. And so, a lot of the wisdom is communicated through agricultural allusions. Today’s piece of wisdom is a good example of this. Proverbs 10:5 says, “He who gathers in summer is a prudent…