Secrets to Success from the Book of Daniel, Part 5: The Feast of Fools

Secrets to Success from the Book of Daniel, Part 5: The Feast of Fools

During his long life at the Babylonian court, Daniel must have participated in many feasts. But only one is recorded in his book and is perhaps the most dramatic episode of the entire story. Basically, God interrupted a merry and lavish banquet to declare with His very hand a death judgment. Such a sudden turn from ecstasy to despair may well be un

Secrets to Success from the Book of Daniel, Part 4: Pride

Secrets to Success from the Book of Daniel, Part 4: Pride

Trials and Dreams Trials and dreams seem to alternate in the first few chapters of Daniel. First, we learned about Daniel and his friends’ commitment to God being trialed when asked to eat cultic food. Then Nebuchadnezzar had a troubling dream, which Daniel, with God’s help, was able to recount and interpret. After the initial phase of apparent sub

Hacks to Better Embrace Constructive Criticism

Hacks to Better Embrace Constructive Criticism

Walking with God Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. [Matthew 5:48].   Do all things without murmurings and disputings: that ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; holding forth the word

It’s All About My Self-ie

It’s All About My Self-ie

Deaths Caused by Selfies   I would like to begin by making it clear that I am not making this up. Now that that’s out of the way, I’ll begin by sharing an unbelievable story I recently read, entitled: “Selfie deaths: 259 people reported dead seeking the perfect picture.”[1] I don’t really know what I need to say about this other than: don’t do

The Book of Esther (Part 7: Shame and Honor)

The Book of Esther (Part 7: Shame and Honor)

A Sleepless Night Providence comes through full force in this episode, and it is only the beginning of the divine power at work in the book of Esther. The night between the banquets, the night before the day when Haman was going to ask for Mordecai’s life and Esther was going to plea for her life, Mordecai’s life, and the lives of all the Jews in t