•  “… [Jacob’s] love for Rachel was greater than his love for Leah…” (Genesis 29:30 NIV) One of the most painful things in life is to love someone who does not love you in return. One person in the Bible who experienced unrequited love in this way was Leah, who was married to the Old Testament patriarch Jacob. He had actually been tricked into marrying her, even though it was her younger sister, Rachel, whom he loved. Jacob did end up marrying Rachel as well (we won’t go into a discussion here on whether these multiple marriages were advisable, even under…

  • Published February 7, 2020.  Awhile back I came across an interesting headline in Forbes magazine: "Success Will Come and Go, but Integrity Is Forever." The article pointed out that building integrity takes years, but it only takes seconds to lose. How true. Billionaire Warren Buffett says that when you're looking for someone to hire, you should look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence and energy. Then he adds, "But the most important is integrity, because if they don't have that, the other two qualities, intelligence and energy, are going to kill you." Moses had integrity. The Bible describes him as "Moses the…

  • George Orwell said, “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” When you tell the truth about homosexuality today, you can be sure that the central tools of deceit—name-calling and bullying—will be unleashed. I recently was having a respectful conversation with a homosexual activist, but after I made a point he couldn’t answer he called me a “bigot.” I asked, “What’s your definition of bigotry?”    He said, “Fear and intolerance.” I said, “The definition of bigotry is not ‘fear and intolerance.’ It’s making a judgment without knowing the facts. I have written a book…

  • Posted on December 13, 2019. Let's be honest. Some people will open their gifts this Christmas and be disappointed. They'll pretend to be happy when they're not. But even if you do receive what you wanted, what you hoped for, most likely there will be a cooler, newer version of it that comes out in a few months. And over time, you may not even remember some of the gifts you received. On the other hand, sometimes we receive gifts that we don't appreciate at the moment, but they grow more valuable to us over time. It might be something…

  • Posted on October 25, 2019.  We've all experienced indecision at one time or another. Some people are indecisive by nature. Generally, I'm not one of those people. In fact, I tend to be overly opinionated about too many things. I have very strong opinions on the best food to eat, the best restaurants, the best this and the best that. Ask me about anything, and I'll probably have an opinion. Whether you order a burrito or a burger for lunch, it isn't a life-altering decision. But there are decisions that are much more important in life. Your career choice is a…

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