God exists. He inhabits the highest heavens. He reveals mysteries to mankind. He uses the evil of man to make his glory known to all. He blesses his people with wisdom to shine the light of truth to all nations. God is great! Praise him for his wisdom!

    Proverbs 15.24

The path of life goes upward for the wise,
He eschews the way of evil, sin, and lies;
Where Jesus is, he seeks the things above,
For pure intent, for loyalty and love.

This path will keep the wise from going down
To death’s dark place, where men in sorrow drown;
His sight is always fixed on heaven’s heights,
The goal of faith, and source of angels’ flights.

The way where Jesus went to prepare a place,
Makes living here on earth a joy—the space
Between this earth and heaven the Lord made short:
We walk already in God’s celestial court.

Lately, I’ve migrated back somewhat to Twitter, though I’ve not left off the open-source alternatives. As I was adding a new feed today, there was no good list that it fit, so I created a new one: “Freedom, Free Enterprise.” In the space for the description of the list, I wrote the phrase: “Use freedom wisely, spread freedom widely.” (That’s original with me, BTW; you can tell I’m proud of it.) Continue reading

Every time I see that alcohol commercial about the world’s most interesting man, I don’t know whether to puke or to laugh. Underneath, you can almost sense the irony of those who know the truth about alcohol. The appeal is so straightforward: Drink our product, and attract women like ripe fruit attracts flies. “Come, all you dullards and dummies, drink up and find the secret to being cool and sexy.” Yeah, right.

In that great Book of Despair, the wise man writes about his wide and varied experiences, none of which really brought him satisfaction. He wrote about wine and women, wealth and winning, worldliness and wisdom. Continue reading