He came only as a witness to the light.

He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light. ( John 1:8, NIV) I have a necklace that I wear around my neck. There’s a pendant with a moon on it, but not just any moon, it’s the waxing gibbous moon. Waxing Gibbous is the phase when the moon is past half-full but not quite than fully lit–the moon phase at my date of birth. It’s kind of cool because after being exposed to light for an extended period of time, I can go to a place where there’s no light and the moon … Continue reading He came only as a witness to the light.

Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.

“Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you. The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.” (Proverbs 4:6-7, NIV) From my early childhood onward, my parents emphasized the importance of critical thinking. They prompted my sister and I to be mindful of what was being input into our brains through the media and entertainment. One of our common exercises to practice filtering information was through family discussions following the movies we watched together. Initially, we’d enjoy conversations about what we liked and didn’t … Continue reading Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.