For the last 50 years, I have been intrigued by the concept of “wisdom.” As a young boy I remember reading these words of Solomon about wisdom, “She is more precious than jewels and nothing you desire compares with her.” (Proverbs 3:15) The fact that nothing in this life compares with wisdom grabbed my attention. […]
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If you look closely, you will notice a historical pattern in Western civilization. God blesses certain people who are hardworking, but who are also humble and thankful and depend on Him in their day-to-day living. Over time, they experience a certain degree of abundance and wealth. A descent into the slippery slope of the […]
Christians believe that as wonderful as Jesus’ life and teachings were, they are meaningless if they’re not historically true. In fact, the apostle Paul said that if the resurrection did not actually happen, if it did not take place, the Christian faith is worthless. Because of this, many a scholar over the years, have set […]
At 18 years of age, Jane Lucretia D’Esterre was a talented and beautiful young woman, entering the prime of her life. As she stood on the bank of a glistening, dark lake in Scotland, she pondered plunging into the depths, taking her life. She had lost all hope. Her husband, John, had just been […]
Armand Nicholi is a clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and author of one of my favorite books; The Question of God. In the book, he addresses what I consider to be one of the most important issues that influences our lives; and that is our worldview. Nicholi says this: “Whether we […]
One of the great mysteries in science is the origin of life on this planet. How did life arise from nothing? Up until the 1970s, maybe even the 1980s, the prevailing belief in science stemming from Darwin’s landmark work was that if you were to go back to the primeval beginnings of the earth, you […]
Numerous individuals would contend that King Solomon was the richest man to ever live, exhibiting staggering wealth. As one commentator put it, “Solomon made Bill Gates look like a second-class citizen.” Solomon’s philosophical writings in the book of Ecclesiastes offer fascinating perspectives on money, particularly when you consider how much wealth he had. Will […]
Christianity and atheism offer radically different perspectives on life. They are mutually exclusive views, delivering opposite conclusions about the meaning of life and our existence as humans.
Hans Selye was a scientist from Canada who was a true pioneer in discovering the impact of emotions on a person’s health, writing more than 30 books on the subject. In his landmark publication, “The Stress of Life,” Selye’s research uncovered a principle that is crucial for a person to have if they are to […]
There is a woman who shared with me a story of a couple she knew personally. They were newly married, both virgins on their wedding day. Yet, on the first night of their honeymoon, the husband could not
The pagan Greek philosopher, Epicurus, who lived three hundred years before Christ, believed that all people should be liberated from a belief in God, the immortal soul, and the afterlife. Epicurus would have us believe that such an enlightened philosophical understanding would make it easier to live in the present. Yet even Epicurus himself seemed […]
A person’s perspective is of critical importance because it impacts the way we see the world. It impacts our priorities and the way we approach life. If you want to see long term change in a person’s life, you must first
Hans Selye, a pioneer in discovering the impact of emotions on health and wrote over 30 books on the subject.
In his landmark book called The Stress of Life, he discovered a principle crucial to a person’s emotional health. He had a fancy term for it…
In his wonderful book ‘Pain: The Gift Nobody Wants’, Dr. Paul Brand makes a powerful and interesting observation about our attitudes to death…
Wisdom allows us to understand the laws and principles of life and therefore enables us to harmonize our lives with reality. Instead of running headlong into it, you can prosper in your relationship with it.
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