“Let not mercy and truth forsake thee” -King Solomon (Proverbs 3:3, KJV)

A brief glance at social media today makes obvious one of the most troubling crises in our society: We’re losing any sense of mercy.

This crisis is not just evident on social media, but in everyday relations in our society. We would rather condemn or cancel each other than listen…

“My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.” -King Solomon (Proverbs 1:10, KJV)

Be careful who you hang out with.

In the first chapter of Proverbs, the writer warns against falling in with a violent group that seeks to profit by victimizing others:

11 If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent…

The antebellum South also tried to cancel America’s founders

The cultural jihad against America’s founders continues. Their latest victory is of course the removal of Thomas Jefferson’s statue from the New York City Council chamber.

As The New York Times explains:

[F]or the last two decades, some Black and Latino Council members, citing Jefferson’s history as a slaveholder, called…

“When pride cometh, then cometh shame.” -Proverbs 11:2a, KJV

“Shame on you!”

Has someone ever said that to you? If so, chances are that, depending on the source, it hurt — even if just a little.

And if the person who said it was important to you or if you knew (deep down) you deserved the rebuke, it probably…

This simple command is the solution for human relations

Anyone remotely familiar with the biblical account of Jesus’ life knows the crucial importance he placed on love — specifically love of God and love of one another.

At one point, Jesus is asked which of the commandments is the most important. According to the Gospel of Matthew, he answers:

I have too many interests to choose just one or two

“Resistance is futile!”

So say the Borg.

And so say experts in writing, publishing, marketing, and business in general.

Fans of Star Trek: The Next Generation will of course remember the Borg — that merciless, near-soulless collective of cyborg mutants who build their empire by assimilating entire worlds.

The Borg…

Words are powerful, but sometimes your presence is more so

Words are wonderful. I love them.

Indeed, I’ve spent my professional life dealing in words — as a writer, lobbyist, public relations professional, project manager, teacher, and pastor.

I’ve studied words for most of my life — understanding them and learning how to use them effectively.

Few things are more…

I will never forget the disappointment on my father-in-law’s face

“I don’t understand why you need to go, Brian.”

Those were the words of my father-in-law, and it was among the most uncomfortable and discouraging conversations of my life.

It was the summer of 2006. We were on vacation in Corolla, North Carolina. It was the Helwig family’s “Beach Week”…

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” -King Solomon (Proverbs 1:7, NKJV)

What is the most important component in our acquisition of knowledge? …

Feelings don’t determine what is true

Human beings are emotional creatures, but we jeopardize our lives and hurt others when we see ourselves, other people, and circumstances exclusively through the lens of our feelings.

Our emotions and feelings are part of who we are as human beings. …

Brian Tubbs

A writer doing my best to help people on this road we call life. | Follow me on Twitter @briantubbs and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BrianTubbsAuthor

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