Blurred Vision

Blurred Vision

I wear glasses. I enjoy the enabling to see clearly and in focus. I dislike having to frequently clean my glasses (so that I may continue to see.) So, I don’t. I can count on glasses to collect dust, oils, and countless other obstructions. Most times, I simply...
Is There a Problem with More?

Is There a Problem with More?

Since youth we are encouraged to excel in all that we do. “Climb the ladder of success!” “Be all you can be!”, which usually translates to more. Do more, be more, learn more, get more, keep more. This sounds legitimate on the surface—surely, we do not want the...
Why do Others Have More Than Me?

Why do Others Have More Than Me?

I’m sure we’ve all thought this a time or two (maybe more) in our lives. We may work at getting better with our finances, maybe even sacrifice for a while (or longer) and notice that large numbers of people seem to be getting ahead of us—even excelling far beyond us....
Forget About It

Forget About It

They say the road of good intentions leads to nowhere. Intentions make us feel better about ourselves and our plans, for a moment. But intentions alone get nothing done. We are drawn to give our time and attention to that which brings us the more immediate...
093: The Parable of the Talents

093: The Parable of the Talents

Jesus used parables to teach spiritual truths, using terms and elements of life that people can easily relate to. This parable is one of sixteen parables that are related to money. While we see that money is involved, it is not the heart of the parable. In This...