Accept

We use cookies in order to save your preferences so we can provide a feature-rich, personalized website experience. We also use functionality from third-party vendors who may add additional cookies of their own (e.g. Analytics, Maps, Chat, etc). Read more about cookies in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. If you do not accept our use of Cookies, please do not use the website.

Blog Archives: January 2015 — December 2015

October 01, 2015

The Calcium of the Soul

Dr. J.B. Hixson
The Calcium of the Soul Proverbs 14:30 “A sound heart is life to the body, but envy is rottenness to the bones.” Like many Proverbs, this one puts forth a contrast.  It is an example of contrastive parallelism in Hebrew poetry.  In this type of poetry, the first line states a principle and the second line amplifies that principle by stating the opposite.  The contrast in Proverbs 14:30 is between a “sound heart” and “envy.”  According to Solomon, a sound heart brings a certain freshness (translated “life”) to the body; whereas envy ...
August 26, 2015

Where Do You Live?

Dr. J.B. Hixson
Where Do You Live? “Because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience, in which you yourselves once walked when you lived in them.” (Colossians 3:6-7) Over the years, I have lived in seven different states and twenty different cities, some of them multiple times.  As I think about my experience in each city, I realize that every town has its own unique culture.  For instance, in Danbury, Connecticut you would never think of leaving the house in the winter without gloves, hat, and a scarf.  In Houston, Texas ...
March 01, 2015

Mending a Broken Heart

Dr. J.B. Hixson
“The LORD is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves such as have a contrite spirit.” (Psalm 34:18) When our oldest daughter was about 3 years old, she used to respond to being scolded or disciplined by saying, with all of the attendant emotional sobs and tears, “Daddy, you broke my heart!”  I can still hear her saying it today.  It was her way of saying that I had hurt her feelings.  It was her childlike way of expressing sadness.  She may not have understood all of the emotions that she was feeling at the time, but she knew that ...
January 01, 2015

New Beginnings

Dr. J.B. Hixson
For a righteous man may fall seven times and rise again… (Proverbs 24:16) The New Year is traditionally a time of high resolves and emotional commitments.  When we turn the calendar page from one year to the next, we naturally think of new beginnings…fresh starts…a chance to try again.  Whatever difficulties and despairs, failures and flaws, that filled the previous twelve months are consciously pushed to the back of our minds as we confidently press forward with private promises to do better. While such New Year’s resolutions are often ...

Return to Blog Home Page

2019 Archives

Jan Feb Mar Apr
May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec

2018 Archives

Jan Feb Mar Apr
May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec

2017 Archives

Jan Feb Mar Apr
May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec

2016 Archives

Jan Feb Mar Apr
May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec

2015 Archives

Jan Feb Mar Apr
May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec

2014 Archives

Jan Feb Mar Apr
May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec

2013 Archives

Jan Feb Mar Apr
May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec

2012 Archives

Jan Feb Mar Apr
May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec

2010 Archives

Jan Feb Mar Apr
May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec

Full Archives