May 3 2017

Wisdom and Truth Minute: Day 108

A Gentle Mist

Genesis 2:6

Hi, I’m Howie Campbell, and this is a Wisdom and Truth Minute.

Mist is an interesting phenomenon of God’s creation – tiny water droplets suspended in the atmosphere. On a windy day, its’ wisps swirl about like ghost dancers among the hills and valleys. On a still day, it seems to make things a little more quiet. Mist softens the sharp contrast of the trees and buildings it covers. It also waters the earth, gently covering and slowly seeping into the ground.

In the story of creation, Genesis 2:6 tells us that before there was rain, “there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.” May the Holy Spirit be like a gentle mist for you today, softening the sharp edges and bringing you refreshment in Jesus’ name.

May 2 2017

Wisdom and Truth Minute: Day 107

Living Water

John 7:38

Hi, I’m Howie Campbell, and this is a Wisdom and Truth Minute.

You know, there’s nothing I like better on a hot summer day when I’m really thirsty, than a cool glass of fresh spring water. Clean water is so important to life. A person can live quite a while without food, but not without water. It is one ingredient that is crucial to life.

The spirit of God is like that. He is crucial to kingdom living. Being filled with God’s holy spirit is like being a fresh spring of water to those around us. Jesus said, “He that believes on me, as the scripture has said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water” (John 7:38).

May 1 2017

Wisdom and Truth Minute: Day 106

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Psalm 19:1 and 3

Hi, I’m Howie Campbell, and this is a Wisdom and Truth Minute.

‘A picture is worth a thousand words’ – who hasn’t heard that adage? Well, if that’s true, then what about a movie, or better yet, the real thing – in living, breathing color? Our heavenly father has presented us with pictures every day to tell of his greatness and splendor. In fact, “the heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament shows His handiwork. There is no speech nor language where their voice is not heard” (Psalm 19:1 and 3). All creation bears witness to God, and we should, too.

Apr 28 2017

Wisdom and Truth Minute: Day 105


1 Samuel 16:7

Hi, I’m Howie Campbell, and this is a Wisdom and Truth Minute.

I heard a preacher once say that God is color-blind. Nice sentiment, but not true. In fact, God is an amazing artist who built color into His creation. Sadly, because we are fallen people living in a sin-drenched world, we use color to separate, even among people created by God, and in His image.

Bigotry and racial prejudice are simply indications of the sin problem that Jesus came to fix. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. looked for a day when people would be judged by character, rather than skin color. “The Lord said to Samuel… man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart” (1 Samuel 16:7). Being born again allows us to see God’s creation, as God’s people, through God’s eyes.

Mar 15 2017

Wisdom and Truth Minute: Day 83

God is like the Wind

Hi, I’m Howie Campbell, and this is a Wisdom and Truth Minute.

Watching the wind rustle the leaves of the poplar trees early one morning caused me to ponder the sublime power of the wind. On a hot day, the wind provides a cool, refreshing breeze. That same wind can also become a fierce, damaging gale.

God is like that. To His friends, He is calm assurance of eternal life – and more abundant life now. To His enemies, He is a dangerous and powerful force no one can withstand. Be sure you are His friend, and enjoy His goodness in your life.

Mar 14 2017

Wisdom and Truth Minute: Day 82

God the Creator

Psalm 100:3

Hi, I’m Howie Campbell, and this is a Wisdom and Truth Minute.

Did you cause the sun to rise this morning? To warm the earth and give you light? Did you awaken the birds, and cause them to sing joyfully in the trees? Did you cause the rain to fall, watering the earth, so that the plants would grow, bringing forth flowers and food?

No. God, our creator, the Lord of life, did that. Psalm 100:3 says, “Know that the Lord He is God. It is He that has made us, and not we ourselves. We are His people, and the sheep of His pasture.” I will praise him everyday, for He is good, and his mercy is everlasting.