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Wisdom from Above

In a previous post, we considered what James teaches about bad wisdom, or "wisdom from below." In this post we will take a look at good wisdom, or "wisdom from above." A Boutonniere of Peace England’s William Gladstone is not only recognized…

Wisdom from Below

There is a lot of talking that passes for wisdom. There are a lot of people today that people consider to be knowledgeable and skillful. And yet, when you consider true wisdom – the wisdom that God encourages and makes possible – all other…

Episode 45: Good Words, Bad Words

How do your words affect other people? In a good way? In a bad way? We should never underestimate the power of our words. Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller to consider some important thoughts about our words from Proverbs 10, 11 and Ephesians…

Words of Affirmation from Parents

Parents say a lot of things to their children. Sometimes correction. Sometimes instruction. Sometimes warning. Sometimes humor. And sometimes just good old fashioned conversation. But one thing that parents need to say more often is words…

Every Word is Important

In a previous post, I reminded us that money is the most unimportant thing in life. As a result, God expects us to handle it in a responsible manner. But there is something else we need to handle with care. Our words. Jesus teaches that…

Bad Words, Good Words

The Power of Your Words Have you considered the power of your words this week? Every time you speak, your words are doing things. Bad words do bad things, and good words do good things. Your words either discourage or encourage the person you…

Words of Encouragement

You wake up. You think thoughts. You do things. And you talk to people. That is your day. But here is my question for you. When you talk to people, do you encourage them? The people you encounter, who cross your path, who sit beside you,…

Episode 17: Don't Complain to Me

Complaining is something we do very naturally, and sometimes it seems excusable. But is complaining ever excusable? Or is it always sin? Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller in considering what 1 Corinthians 10:10-12 tells us about this very…