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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…

Hungry? Then Do Right

If I were to get you a gift card to your favorite restaurant, where would that be? And what would you order? Mine would be Outback, and I would order that big, ol’ bone-in ribeye cooked medium, with steak fries, and a great big blooming onion. Oh, my goodness, that meal is so good it’ll…

How to Bless Momma

I hope all you mommas had a wonderful Mother’s Day! Where would we be without our mommas? What did you do over the weekend to bless your momma? Proverbs 10:1 tells us a great way to bless both our mom and our dad, and here’s the best part: it doesn’t cost a thing. It says,…

Pray for the Sinner

One of the tougher passages of Scripture is found in 1 John 5:16–17, “If anyone sees his brother committing a sin not leading to death, he shall ask, and God will give him life—to those who commit sins that do not lead to death. There is sin that leads to death; I do not say…

Are You Sure?

One year back about 15 years ago when I was pastor at a church in Tennessee, the Lord led me to organize our people to knock on the door of every house in our city. The city of Alexandria only has about 1,000 people in it. So, we just had a few hundred homes to…

The God of the Impossible… Cannot?

One of my favorite verses from Scripture is from the Gospel of Luke, chapter 1. The angel Gabriel tells the virgin Mary that she’ll conceive and give birth to a child. This news greatly perplexes Mary because she’s never been with a man. And so, she asks, “How will this be, since I am a…

How to Be Confident on Judgment Day

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but did you know that a day of judgment is coming? One day you and I and every person will stand before God as our judge, and we will be judged based on our obedience and disobedience to Him. How confident are you that God will…