Author Archives: Kelly Irvin

The Value of Weakness and Its Contribution to Our Success

I would like to start this article with an excerpt from an article written for the benefit of those desiring to succeed in business. Stop Overdoing Your Strengths    by Robert E. Kaplan  and Robert B. Kaiser        From the February 2009 Issue of the Harvard Business Review “The conventional wisdom in leadership development circles is that you […]

Bringing in the New Year, or Not

Growing up in the Church of God, I learned clearly why I needed to reject holidays like Easter, Halloween, and Christmas. These major holidays are very easy to identify with their pagan origins and the gods they honored. Yet, for some reason, I would come to New Year’s Eve, which is given no religious significance […]

Conforming to Christ on Christmas

As people across the globe enter into Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, I am reminded of and sobered by God’s declaration that His thoughts and ways are not like our thoughts and ways. 1Isaiah 55:8 “My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the LORD. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. […]

A Poem for Thanksgiving!

November 4, 2015 A Thanksgiving Prayer So strangely wonderful is this day Given a value by us all. In such a noble and humbling way To honor the Great amidst we small. A land borne of ideal Having no chance, it did seem. But with strong will of steel We were by God to redeem. […]

Beware of Wolves!

January 23, 2014 I live in Gravette, Arkansas, about 20 miles from where we meet for church services in Cave Springs, so much of my attachment to “goings on” relates to my local community. I subscribe to the Westside Eagle Observer, a newspaper serving western Benton County, to keep up with area news and activities. […]