Removing Gum Out of Someone’s Hair

Telling someone how to give a rebuke is a bit like telling him how to get gum out of someone’s hair. No matter how careful he might be, it’s going to hurt. On the other hand, who wants to go through life with a wad of gum stuck on the back of their head? Strangers […]

The IRS Scandal and You

I’ve had the privilege of being audited by the IRS on three separate occasions. In each instance the auditor found a legitimate mistake an accountant had made and a ┬ápayment had to be made. No big deal. Right? Well, not exactly. It was a big deal because a lot of records had to be assembled […]

He Slammed His Fist on My Desk!

Jesus struck at the root of pride with a sharp ax. He said, “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when […]

The Power of Transparency

It’s easy for parents to think what children need most from them is moral and spiritual perfection. That belief often drives parents to hide their flaws in a corner closet, close the door, lock it, and throw away the key. Such behavior tells kids it’s more important to appear perfect than be real. In healthy […]