Higher Learning

C9EE62AB-0D13-4E69-A27C-FB3CAA57983D“Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding,”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭3:13‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Higher Learning

The new school year is underway and all the fall activities are expanding our already full schedules. My college fraternity brothers are planning a reunion at one of our home football games and the nostalgia is clawing at my soul. One of them replied that he was coming “while he was still able” and that struck a chord with me. Those college years were indeed more than over priced books and mundane courses—they were a time for gaining wisdom and understanding, and forming deep relationships that would endure the trials of a lifetime. While I think our educational system needs reform, the true value of higher learning is indeed priceless.


B24E5C11-A8B1-451B-9046-0F9D2B146234“And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding beyond measure, and breadth of mind like the sand on the seashore,”
‭‭1 Kings‬ ‭4:29‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Inspired by my maternal grandmother Sarah (my daughter, the creator of the art on this BLOG, is her namesake), when asked as a small child what I wanted to be, I would say a Thinker! At that point in my life, I knew nothing of The Thinker (French: Le Penseur), the bronze sculpture by Auguste Rodin. (One of my favorite art pieces and featured in one of my favorite movies, Midnight in Paris) My grandmother would tell me about the wisdom of Solomon and I longed to be a wise man. Sometimes I don’t make the best decisions, but I have learned that “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.” Proverbs‬ ‭9:10‬ ‭ESV‬‬.