June 16, 2020

In 1968, I was 13 years old and living where I grew up in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans. One summer day my mom sent me to Puglia's Supermarket to buy a $100 money order for her.

On my way to that store, seven men, all about 18 years old or so, jum...

January 16, 2019

“Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the bones.” (Proverb 16:24)

We live in a time when entire television shows are built on the hope that people will be caustic, unkind, mean-spirited, catty, hurtful and profane.

H...

January 2, 2019

Everything we choose to do has a consequence. The bad consequences are known as “costs” – the negative effects of our unwise and bad decisions. The good ones are known as blessings. These are positive and often provide what we need and/or protect us...

November 7, 2018

"…at the window of my house I looked through my lattice, and saw among the simple, I perceived among the youths, a young man devoid of understanding." (Proverb 7:6-7)

The Hebrew word translated as “simple” in this passage literally means “foolish”. Th...

February 18, 2018

I was discussing a popular book with someone recently. The book is an allegory, which means that it is “an expression by means of symbolic fictional figures and actions of truths or generalizations about human existence; a symbolic representation” (M...

January 3, 2018

“Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons…” (1 Timothy 4:1)

There are many dangerous doctrines of devils out there.

One of them is that no one is a bad...

October 28, 2017

"Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, but such as keep the law contend with them." (Proverb 28:4)

Those who do not know God in the least LOVE what they call “grey areas”. They find absolutes uncomfortable when it comes to God and His ways.

They...

June 20, 2017

“He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; He who keeps understanding will find good.  (Proverb 19:8 - NASB)

The first thing for us to notice here is that no one is born with wisdom and understanding. Wisdom and understanding are things that we may or ma...

January 1, 2017

“And He entered the synagogue again, and a man was there who had a withered hand. So they watched Him closely, whether He would heal him on the Sabbath, so that they might accuse Him. And He said to the man who had the withered hand, ‘Step forward.’...

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