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Homespun Wisdom


“What day is it?” asked Pooh. “It’s today,” squeaked Piglet. “My favorite day,” said Pooh.

 

“Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” — Will Rogers

 

“There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the Lord.” — Proverbs 21:30

 

“Homespun wisdom” is just common sense wrapped up in a concise sentence or two. Like Zig Zigglar saying, “No one in history ever choked to death from swallowing his pride.”

 

We’ve mentioned it before, but a fun and inspiring way to follow us at LOGOI is via our @LOGOIministries Instagram page. You’ll not only be blessed and encouraged by the Scripture and inspirational quotes as well as stay up with our latest news, but it will also help you brush up on your Spanish.


A recent post, for example, is a quote from William Barclay which says, “Endurance is not just the ability to bear a hard thing, but to turn it into glory.” The Spanish version of the same post is next to it, and reads: “Resistencia no solo es la capacidad de soportar algo difícil, sino de convertirlo en gloria.”

 

Another aspect of LOGOI’s ministry is our Questions and Answers section. My father loved this part of our ministry and spent many hours answering questions from our Spanish family of pastors and leaders. We’re blessed with a small group of well-respected pastors and theologians who continue to answer questions today focused on God’s “homespun wisdom” from Scripture—which never gets old nor out-of-date.

 

I have no doubt my father smiled when we received this question from a pastor asking, “Why are children so difficult to raise?” As the father of four sons, he was well versed with this question. In his answer, dad explained that my oldest brother, Ken, was “easy to raise.” Ken was obedient and kind and always wanting to please. He explains that my brother Dan was far more independent, curious, and full of questions requiring a completely different set of parenting skills. Then, there’s my brother Gregg. He explains how Gregg was affectionate and kind but also extremely stubborn. What worked for Ken and Dan did not work for Gregg. Finally, he got to me. He explains that I was born happy, free-spirited and restless. Dad wrote, “Ed tested every limit that was imposed on him…”

 

My dad’s answer to the question about why children are so difficult to raise no doubt gave comfort to the pastor struggling with his own children. He discovered he was not alone in his struggle and then turned to Biblical principles and examples starting with Cain and Abel. As you might expect, this question and answer is a rather popular read for many in our LOGOI Spanish-speaking family.

 

Truths from God’s Word have always been LOGOI’s focus. Our “homespun wisdom” method of explaining God’s Word is one of the reasons tens of thousands of Latin American pastors and leaders have joined LOGOI’s family over more than five decades. We want others to know Jesus and experience His love and grace. God takes your prayers and financial gifts to help accomplish this purpose. It has been a very financially lean first half of the year for LOGOI and if you’re able, we would be so grateful for your partnership at this time.

 

One of my favorite homespun wisdom philosophers is none other than Winnie the Pooh. Books have been written regarding these wise quotes and expressions of the “silly old bear.” He could not be more right when he states, “A hug is always the right size,” or “a day without a friend is like a pot without a single drop of honey left inside.”

 

So, in keeping with LOGOI’s Bible teaching “homespun wisdom” method, I’ll wholeheartedly concur with Pooh when he said, “It’s more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like, ‘What about lunch?’”

 

Forever!







Ed Thompson

 

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