Proverbs 18

Whoever isolates himself seeks his own desire;     he breaks out against all sound judgment.  A fool takes no pleasure in understanding,     but only in expressing his opinion. ~Prov 18:1-2 When we care only for ourselves and only look out for our own interests, we fail and refuse to listen to sound wisdom. When we willfully separate ourselves … Continue reading Proverbs 18

Proverbs 17

Wise are those who restrain their talking;             People with understanding are coolheaded. Fools who keep quiet are deemed wise;             Those who shut their lips are smart. ~Prov 17:27,28 Mark Twain famously said “It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think that you are a … Continue reading Proverbs 17

Proverbs 14

“Whoever is patient has great understanding,     but one who is quick-tempered displays folly.” ~Prov 14: 29 I am not a very patient person and I do not live in a very patient culture. I want what I want NOW! And Amazon makes me believe that it is a reasonable expectation! Adel Bestavros, who was a prominent … Continue reading Proverbs 14

Proverbs 13

“A wise son heeds his father’s instruction…” ~ Pr. 13:1 Growing up, my dad taught me how to work on cars. As we replaced brake pads, changed oil and made a host of other repairs over the years, he also passed along invaluable life-wisdom – the value of hard work, patience and staying the course. […]

Proverbs 12

The way of a fool is right in his own eyes,     but a wise man listens to advice. Proverbs 12:15 How do you feel when your views are challenged or when someone corrects you? I don't know about you, but I hate being wrong. Brown's culture emphasizes the individual, encouraging students to "do you" or … Continue reading Proverbs 12

Proverbs 11

Without guidance, a people will fall, But there is victory with many counselors. Proverbs 11:14 There is a saying “it takes a village to raise a child.” Maybe you have experienced the blessing of having many people around you loving you, guiding you, helping you, giving you advice, nudging you back in the right direction. … Continue reading Proverbs 11

Proverbs 10

Those who heed instruction are on the way to life, But those who ignore correction lose their way. ~Proverbs 10:17 I have this bad habit of asking for directions and then only listening to the first half. Which, if you can imagine, doesn’t actually get me to where I need to go or unlost! Chapter … Continue reading Proverbs 10