Jun 1 2017

Wisdom and Truth Minute: Day 129

A Season to Everything

Ecclesiastes 3:1

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

“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven” (Ecclesiastes 3:1). These words were penned almost 3,000 years ago by King Solomon. More recently, they were put to music by the late Pete Seeger, and made popular in a cover by The Birds. Timeless words from the Bible, inspired by the Holy Spirit, and true for people of all time.

Following verses speak of a time to be born, a time to die, a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted. What time is it in your life, my friend? Remember, in all of it, every season, God is there.

May 5 2017

Wisdom and Truth Minute: Day 110

Scars and Blemishes

Hebrews 11:36

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

All of my musical instruments are put to good use. None are for display only. There are people that collect instruments and keep them in perfect condition, but that’s not me. They all have a scratch or a ding of some kind. Hey, life happens.

Recently, a mic-stand fell over and marked my Gretsch guitar. I thought, “Man, why can’t I have nice stuff?” The Lord showed me that’s how we are. Scars happen when you live a life of faith. Read Hebrews 11, around verse 36. It speaks of folks who  were scourged, stoned, beaten, tormented for the sake of Christ. Scars and blemishes are actually badges of honor. Better to be useful than sitting on some shelf, eh?

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).

Apr 4 2017

Wisdom and Truth Minute: Day 97

Don’t Give Up

James 1:2-4

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

Okay, just because life gets tough, is that any reason to give up? Life can be tough! But remember this: there is somebody out there who has it worse than you, and they are fighting on. If they can, you can too. James writes in chapter 1:2-4, “My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into different temptations, knowing this: that the trying of your faith works patience. But, let patience have her perfect work, that you may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.” Ride it out. You’ll be better for it, my friend.

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.