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Forgiven #4—Happily Forgiven

I rejoice that my correction of you made you sad enough to repent. This godly sorrow produces a repentance without regret in that it results in salvation; but the sorrow of the world produces death. 2 Corinthians 7:8–10 “Of all the words of tongue or pen, these are the saddest: It might have been.” Fortunately, … Continue reading

Living Wisely #1—Satisfying Wisdom

Wisdom’s profit is better than the profit of silver, and its gain than fine gold. … Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her; … Continue reading

I Was Just Thinking … About Wide Open Vision

The year of 1975 was heralded as the year of “the new gold rush.” Perhaps you recall seeing in the newspapers and on television pictures of the frenzied bidding for gold that took place when for the first time in 41 years it became legal for Americans to own gold. As Eric Sevareid put it … Continue reading

Peace #4—Wise Peace

Wisdom’s ways are very pleasant, and peace characterizes all its paths. Proverbs 3:17 No panic. No damage. No regrets. Especially no regrets. No regrets along the way; no regrets at journey’s end. Whatever way godly wisdom takes us, we’ll be glad we went that way. We are wise when we align ourselves with God’s purpose … Continue reading

I Was Just Thinking … Beating the If Only Blues

How distressed my heart can become when, after having committed myself to one course of action, hindsight indicates that another would have been wiser. Regret — this is a very painful difficulty we often face in life. John Greenleaf Whittier, in his poem “Maud Muller,” captured its pain in these words, “For of all sad … Continue reading