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A Proverbial Journey - Day 15

Write 31 Days - Proverbs 15:3

 

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Read: Proverbs 15

Verse: 3 (NLT)

"The Lord is watching everywhere, keeping his eye on both the evil and the good."

I love this promise! The Lord is watching everywhere! He is omnipresent, everywhere at once! When I cannot be with my loved ones, He is! Not only is He everywhere, . . .

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October 15, 2017

A Proverbial Journey - Day 14

Write 31 Days - Proverbs 14:30

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Verse: 30 (NLT)

"A peaceful heart leads to a healthy body; jealousy is like cancer in the bones."

My "one word" for 2017 was peace. I recently looked up the definition of peace: "freedom of the mind from annoyance, distraction, anxiety, an obsession;  tranquillity;  serenity; stillness, . . .

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October 14, 2017

A Proverbial Journey - Day 13

Write 31 Days - Proverbs:13:12

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Verse: 12 

"Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life." (NLT)

"Unrelenting disappointment leaves you heartsick, but a sudden good break can turn life around." (The Message)

I have often heard this verse quoted. Looking back over my life, I have had many . . .

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October 13, 2017

A Proverbial Journey - Day 12

Write 31 Days - Proverbs 12:1, 18

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Read: Proverbs 12

Verses: 1,18 (NLT)

(1)"To learn, you must love discipline; it is stupid to hate correction. (18) Some people make cutting remarks, but the words of the wise bring healing."

I love how many of these Proverbs just lay it on the line. They don't try to "soft sell" anything. I don't know about you, but . . .

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October 12, 2017

A Proverbial Journey - Day 11

Write 31 Days - Proverbs 11:4, 30

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Verses: 4 and 30 (NLT)

"Riches won’t help on the day of judgment, but right living can save you from death." (NLT) 

"The seeds of good deeds become a tree of life; a wise person wins friends." (NLT)

Thanks for sticking with me (and giving me grace to post today instead of . . .

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October 12, 2017

A Proverbial Journey - Day 10

Write 31 Days - Proverbs 10:25

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Verses: 25 (NLT)

"When the storms of life come, the wicked are whirled away, but the godly have a lasting foundation."

I love this verse and the promise it represents. When, not if, the storms of life come. So, we know and obviously, God knows that we will have difficulty in this . . .

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October 10, 2017

A Proverbial Journey - Day 9

Write 31 Days - Proverbs 9:10

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Read: Proverbs 9

Verse: 10 (AMP)

"The [reverent] fear of the Lord [that is, worshiping Him and regarding Him as truly awesome] is the beginning and the preeminent part of wisdom [its starting point and its essence], And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding and spiritual insight."

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October 09, 2017

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