Welcome to our Monthly Series “Biblical Wisdom For Better Living” from Admiral Barry Black – current – Chaplain of the U.S. Senate and formerly head of all U.S. Chaplains of the Army, Navy and Air Force.

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Being Glad in a Sad World

Being Glad in a Sad World

Being Glad in a Sad WorldFor the choir director: A psalm of David, to be accompanied by stringed instruments. Answer me when I call to you, O God who declares me innocent. Free me from my troubles. Have mercy on me and hear my prayer. How long will you...

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Make Your Life A Choice Not A Chance

Make Your Life A Choice Not A Chance

Make Your Life A Choice Not A ChanceNever let loyalty and kindness leave you! Tie them around your neck as a reminder. Write them deep within your heart. Then you will find favor with both God and people, and you will earn a good reputation. Trust in...

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Working During the Wrong Season

Working During the Wrong Season

Working During the Wrong SeasonThose too lazy to plow in the right season will have no food at the harvest. - Proverbs 20:4 NLT*by Barry C. Black, Chaplain, United States SenateApril 2019I once had breakfast with Stephen Covey, the celebrated author of a...

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Getting Your Life in Gear

Getting Your Life in Gear

Getting Your Life in GearThose too lazy to plow in the right season will have no food at the harvest. - Proverbs 20:4 NLT*by Barry C. Black, Chaplain, United States SenateMarch 2019I bought my first car many years ago in Nashville, Tennessee. It was a new...

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Ending Well

Ending Well

Ending WellSo now, my sons, listen to me. Never stray from what I am about to say: Stay away from her! Don’t go near the door of her house! If you do, you will lose your honor and will lose to merciless people all you have achieved.  Strangers will consume...

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Getting a Handle on Life

Getting a Handle on Life

Getting a Handle on Life “Choose a good reputation over great riches, for being held in high esteem is better than having silver or gold. The rich and the poor have this in common: the Lord made them both. A prudent person foresees the danger ahead and...

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Learning Lessons from the Ant

Learning Lessons from the Ant

Learning Lessons from the AntGo to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest. How long will you lie there, you sluggard? When will...

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Finding a Guide in a Dangerous World

Finding a Guide in a Dangerous World

Finding a Guide in a Dangerous WorldInternational Day of the Bible, Sunday, November 18, 2018All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped...

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The Secret for Staying Safe

The Secret for Staying Safe

The Secret for Staying SafeBut those who obey wisdom dwell in security, in peace, without fear of harm. - Proverbs 1:33by Barry C. Black, Chaplain, United States SenateOctober 2018Do you know the secret for staying safe? Some people believe that security...

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Focusing on the Principal Thing

Focusing on the Principal Thing

Focusing on the Principal ThingGetting wisdom is the wisest thing you can do! And whatever else you do, develop good judgment. - Proverbs 4:7by Barry C. Black, Chaplain, United States SenateSeptember 2018When I was in college, I could not decide whether or...

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