Hide the Wood – Proverbs 26:20

Hide the Wood – Proverbs 26:20

Are you in an atmosphere where gossip prevails? I remember a time in my old business days when gossip was rampant. We always called gossip the “rumor mill.” It was a time of great upheaval and unrest and pending change. Intrigue lurked around every corner....
Hide the Wood – Proverbs 26:20

A Step Back

Sometimes taking a step back is the best way to advance. How’s that? Well, have you ever joined a new church and then had to sit there for a good long while before your gifts were recognized and accepted? You can probably volunteer to cook for the church potluck...
Hide the Wood – Proverbs 26:20

The Umpire

The batter slides into second base and for barely a split second the crowd sucks in their breath and waits for the umpire to call it. Safe. The cheers and boos erupt but that’s it; done deal. The ump is the final word; the decision maker. Where do you go for...
Hide the Wood – Proverbs 26:20

Expect an Answer – Psalm 5:3

I have a question for you. When you pray, do you EXPECT an answer? Maybe that sounds silly because why would you pray if you didn’t? And yet, I’m aware that there are many times I’ve thrown prayers up to heaven with very little expectation that I...
Hide the Wood – Proverbs 26:20

Who’s in Charge?

A friend of mine is in a real pressure cooker in his workplace. Just when it seems things can’t get any hotter, the heat gets turned up again. He works for a company that is terribly mismanaged and you wonder why they don’t go under. Ethical standards are...
Hide the Wood – Proverbs 26:20

What Are You Expecting? – Psalm 138:8

When a woman is pregnant it is said that she is “expecting.” What is she expecting? Not a dog or a hippopotamus or a field of poppies or a bag of stones. The mother doesn’t have to worry about what is going to come out after nine months. She is...