An Inquisitive Mind


It is commonly known that successful essays and journalism make good use of the five W’s: who, what, why, where, when. I found this to be true of the Bible also…

Who do you say I am? Matthew 16:15

What is that to you?  John 21:22

Why have you forsaken me? Matthew 27:46

Where have you come from? Genesis 42:7

When the Comforter is come…John 15:26

It’s amazing what a little research will do for one’s inquisitive mind.

Happy Wednesday.

At Your Wits End?


Surely many of us are at our wits end having coped with the Corona Virus for many weeks. Have you ever wondered where that phrase came from…wits end? Believe it or not, it comes from the Bible. I’ve been reading the Psalms this month and read this in Psalm 107:27: They reeled and staggered like drunken men; they were at their wits’ end. And verse twenty-eight goes on to say, Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and he brought them out of their distress. 

It’s fun to learn where different sayings originate and it’s reassuring to know that God will bring us out of our distress. Happy Wednesday.

 

A Picture of Thanks


Today’s reading in “Our Daily Bread” was about a photograph taken by Eric Enstrom in 1918. The article described the photograph so vividly that I could see it in my mind’s eye and wanted to see it for real, and so I Googled the photographer and lo and behold…

Eric Enstrom Grace Man Praying Over Bread Wall Tapestry

It reminds me of “Give us this day our daily bread,”

Happy Wednesday.

Some Thoughts for a Wednesday


Whether you think you can, or you think you can’tyoure right. Henry Ford

The essence of the independent mind lies not in what it thinksbut in how it thinks.’ Christopher Hitchens

We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when creating them. Albert Einstein

“I think and think and think. I‘ve thought myself out of happiness one million times, but never once into it.” Jonathan Safran Foer

Don’t just think, ponder. Roy T. Bennett

“Five percent of the people think; ten percent of the people think they think; and the other eighty-five percent would rather die than think.” Thomas A. Edison

I think, therefore I am. René Descartes

“Stop thinking, and end your problems.” Lao Tzu

I think that’s it for today.

Happy Wednesday