Racism at its core is the wholesale devaluing of an entire race of people. Watch this short vlog then listen to the full podcast of the same name for more details.
Over 20 percent of children in the United States are raised in homes without a father. Dropping out of high school, teenage pregnancy, crime and incarceration rates are excessively higher in fatherless environments. We need fathers – strong men who care for, go out of their way for and lead their families.
Wisdom! When I hear that word I conjure up a number of images in my mind. A long white beard. A slow and deliberate response to a question. Thoughtfully sitting back in a chair, elbows on the arms of the chair with the fingers from your left hand touching just the tips of the fingers from your right hand. Thoughtfully stroking your chin. When I hear the word wisdom, I think of Gandalf, from Lord of the Rings. My grandmother. King Solomon – in his early years. Abraham Lincoln. The Apostle Paul. Jesus. God himself. When I think about wisdom, I look around and wonder – where is it? Stay with us this morning as we look into what wisdom is and how it can change our lives!
This subject is SO important, we had to do a two-parter! Here’s a question for you – what do Ben Franklin, Gandalf from “Lord of the Rings,” King Solomon and Master Yoda from “Star Wars” all have in common? The answer is WISDOM, and the wisdom each possessed separated them from the crowd. Wisdom gave them each respect, credibility and significance in the context of their lives, and it was wisdom that made them leaders. So, whether its in a fictional character or not, wisdom is a prevailing characteristic in life. Kinda makes you want to have some, doesn’t it? On Part II of this podcast we continue our examination of wisdom.