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Articles Written By Jeff Harlow

How to Prepare with Wisdom that’s from Above

How to Prepare with Wisdom that’s from Above

“But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere. And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace”. (James 3:17-18) Effective ...

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How to Endure Ridicule in Your Preparation

How to Endure Ridicule in Your Preparation

“A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy?”  (Albert Einstein) Those of us practicing preparation often face various forms of ridicule from our neighbors, co-workers, and even family.  Some just tease.  Others are harsh, ...

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Finding Wise Preparation Counselors

Finding Wise Preparation Counselors

“Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in abundance of counselors there is safety” (Proverbs 11:14)                                                                                                                                                                                                                 It is impossible to become a wise preparer in isolation.  None of us possess the wisdom and knowledge required to order ...

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Making the Most of Your Failures to Prepare

Making the Most of Your Failures to Prepare

“Most people achieved their greatest success one step beyond what looked like their greatest failure.” (Dr. Keith Johnson)                                                                                                                                                                                                                 No one has ever started to do something wise without first feeling remorse and regret for not having started sooner.  Such ...

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Make Preparation Hay While the Sun Shines

Make Preparation Hay While the Sun Shines

“He who gathers in summer is a prudent son, but he who sleeps in harvest is a son who brings shame.” (Proverbs 10:5)                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Wise preparing is all about knowing what time it is.  In the proverb above, Solomon, the ...

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Stocking Up on the Things that Matter

Stocking Up on the Things that Matter

“No man is a fool to give up what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.” (Rev. Philip Henry – 1631-1696, [often attributed to the 20th Century missionary, Jim Elliott])                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Fundamental to living the Christian life is ...

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Improve Your Preparer Work Ethic

Improve Your Preparer Work Ethic

“Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all”.  (Sam Ewing)                                                                                                                                                                                                                 What has become of our work ethic?  Certainly all of you reading this ...

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