Morning ‘blessings’ can easily turn sour

Curtis K. Shelburne One of my favorite bits of wisdom is Proverbs 27:14: “If anyone loudly blesses their neighbor early in the morning, it will be taken as a curse.” It comes right before another great one: “A quarrelsome wife is like the dripping of a leaky roof in a rainstorm” (27:15). I take verse […]

Proverbs distinguish between mistake, sin

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist What is the difference in a mistake and a sin? It seems to me that a mistake is putting the whites in with the dark colors in the wash. A mistake is adding five eggs to the cake batter when the recipe only calls for two. A mistake is forgetting […]

Proverbs 31 holds answer to successful mother

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist This time last year I wrote a Mother’s Day column that received several comments. For those who mentioned it as one of your favorites, I am offering it again with some new insights. How do we describe a successful wife and mother? Is she a CEO, an accountant, doctor, business […]