Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Wisdom: Why Study It?

Why study the wisdom of others?

· For learning wisdom and discipline; for understanding insightful sayings;

· for receiving prudent instruction in uprightness, justice, and integrity; 

· for teaching astuteness, knowledge and discretion to the inexperienced.

· For a wise person to be reminded and increase learning; 

· For a discerning person to obtain guidance for understanding of the words of the wise, and their riddles.
Desiring a healthy respect for God is the beginning of knowledge;  fools despise wisdom and discipline and seek the council of the like-minded.
Why study the wisdom of others?
To learn to not be foolish.  
Based on Proverbs, Chapter 1

Tuesday, July 12, 2022


Extreme heat can be dangerous and can trigger a variety of heat stress conditions, such as heat stroke.  Not like the stroke we usually think of, heat stroke is the act of being struck by heat.  It occurs when the body becomes unable to control its temperature. 

Small children, the elderly, and other groups have higher risk for heat-related illness. Risk factors include:

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Precepts for Living: Just a Coincidence?

There is no such thing as coincidence.

From Latin and other ancient words meaning “to fall together” a coincidence is defined as "the occurrence of events that happen at the same time by accident but seem to have some connection”.

Accident is defined as "lack of intention or necessity”.

Coincidence would indicate that things occurring at the same time have lack of intention or necessity.  Yet in a universe where a main protocol for living is love basically, care, having a concern, paying attention and giving attention to, God, others and self–if care and concern are the motivation behind the universe can there be “a lack of intention?

Monday, June 27, 2022

Precepts for Living: Authority

Submit to authority

"Now wait a minute!" many will say.  Submission to authority is a negative and not a positive.

Submit is "to yield one's self" and is from Latin words meaning under and let go, send

Submission is letting go and allowing.

Authority is from Latin word auctor meaning master, leader, author and which should not be confused with actor indicating "to do, perform."

Precepts for Living: Meeting needs

 Live in and meet the needs of reality.

Meet the needs of those who need it.

Be aware of, and meet the needs of yourself.

Monday, June 6, 2022

Protocols for Living: 10) Never Desire to Destroy Another's Reality

As we discussed in Protocols for Living: 2) Live in Reality and Protocols for Living: 3) Be Careful with What is Realreality is real existence and the aggregate of all that is real.

Each individual has their own perception of that which constitutes their reality.  

To destroy another's perception of reality is to destroy their reality.  It shakes the very foundation of their world.  Now, there may

be times where such foundations need shaking, but maliciously seeking to destroy someone's perception of reality is a harmful thing to seek.

A good protocol for living is to never seek to destroy another's reality. Like killing it is a destruction from which some never really recover.