May 23 2017

Wisdom and Truth Minute: Day 122

Oil on the Beard

Psalm 133:1-2

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

When I think of oil running down my beard, I think about washing my face, because obviously I’ve been a little sloppy at the dinner table. Olive oil is pretty slick stuff that doesn’t always behave. Did you know there are verses in the old testament that speak of oil running down the beard? And it’s a picture of God’s blessing, the unity of his people. Listen to Psalm 133, verses 1 and 2: “Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity. It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down the beard, even Aaron’s beard.” May God anoint you with the oil of joy today.

May 12 2016

Wisdom and Truth Minute: Day 39

Joy of Family

Proverbs 17:6

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

Often, when playing a live show, I’ll preface one of my original songs by saying, “Grandchildren are a great source of inspiration, so here’s one I wrote for my grandkids.” It’s amazing the bond of love we share. Every time I have to leave them, there’s a sadness in my heart. And when we meet again, extreme rejoicing.

The Bible has it right in Proverbs 17:6 where it says: “Children’s children are the crown of old men, and the glory of children are their fathers.” All my life’s accomplishments can’t hold my heart like my children and grandchildren. May you know the joy of family too, friend.