I Wanted to Use the By-pass Instead of Going Through the Fire or River.

I Wanted to Use the By-pass Instead of Going Through the Fire or River.

I would love to introduce my friend, Laura Poole. Laura lives in South Carolina and has such a sweet and soft personality. Please welcome Laura in the comments. 

In early spring, my son Josh and I joined my husband James in Pensacola for a short vacation. James had been working a temporary travel job that was ending. We decided to seize the opportunity to spend a few days in this bay-front town in Florida’s panhandle.

Pensacola is smaller than the University of Florida community to the east where I grew up, but it has the familiar old-Florida charm that marks many of its towns. Similar to Charleston, South Carolina, in its (more…)

Wisdom and Remembrance

Wisdom and Remembrance

by ALisa Casas

ALisa with her daughter Crystal and her sister's Greta and Alexis.

ALisa with her daughter Crystal and her sisters Greta and Alexis.

God chooses family relationships to describe the closeness with which we must align ourselves to wisdom and understanding. There is a special description of relationship when speaking of “sisters.” Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister, intimately acquainted, greatly beloved, and highly delighted in… (Gill’s Exposition of the Entire Bible).

Proverbs 7:4: “Say to wisdom, ‘You are my sister,’ and to insight, ‘You are my relative.’”

We are to be acquainted with, in love with, and delighted with wisdom as we are with our sisters.

Reflection is often the time in which wisdom visits. When we think back on a moment or a situation and analyze our thoughts and behaviors through the lens of scripture, we can hear that still small voice giving us understanding and insight.

So it is with our sisters. As children we laughed, cried, competed, fought, played, and grew together. Every day of our youth was filled with the exuberance and innocence of childhood. It isn’t until we are fully grown that we are able to reflect on our relationships and truly appreciate our sisters.

Wisdom is a teacher that equally uses failures and victories to (more…)

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