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Confident

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

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I've been reading through Proverbs and a few days ago the daily reading was focused on walking in integrity and not being a fool. The author shared that Proverbs 19:1 in the AMPC adds 1 word to describe a fool; a "[self-confident] fool". The author of the devotional then said, "the ultimate description of a fool is one who relies . . .

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February 20, 2019

A New Year

Happy New Year!  As I grow older, it seems as if the years are going by faster. As one year closes with memories, another one opens with great hope and expectation. I like to spend the last few days of the old year and the first few days of the new year, reflecting on God's faithfulness. 

My "one word" for 2018 was "Courage". I . . .

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January 01, 2019

A Proverbial Journey - Day 31

Write 31 Days - Proverbs 31:25

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Read: Proverbs 31

Verse: 25  (NLT)

"She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future."

Wow, today is day 31! Thank you for walking with me on this "Proverbial Journey" this past month. It has been a blessing to have you along for the stroll through these Scriptures. I have . . .

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October 31, 2017

A Proverbial Journey - Day 30

Write 31 Days - Proverbs 30:5

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Read: Proverbs 30

Verse: 5  (NLT)

"Every word of God proves true. He is a shield to all who come to him for protection."

If you read Scripture too quickly, you may miss little nuggets like this gem of a promise. "EVERY WORD of God proves true" (emphasis mine).

He is TRUTH! He is our shield if we . . .

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October 30, 2017

A Proverbial Journey - Day 29

Write 31 Days - Proverbs 29:5

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Read: Proverbs 29

Verse:  5 (NLT)

 "To flatter friends is to lay a trap for their feet."

I think this verse is calling us to be real with our friends. Don’t sugar coat the truth but be willing, to be honest. At times it just feels easier to stay on the surface and not get involved with . . .

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October 29, 2017

A Proverbial Journey - Day 28

Write 31 Days - Proverbs 28:26

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Read: Proverbs 28

Verse: 26  (NLT)

"Those who trust their own insight are foolish, but anyone who walks in wisdom is safe."

I am thankful to the Lord that I don't have to lean on my understanding (Proverbs 3:5) but that He gives me His! When I walk in His wisdom, I am safe, rescued. Such sweet . . .

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October 29, 2017

A Proverbial Journey - Day 27

Write 31 Days Proverbs 27:1

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Read: Proverbs 27

Verse: 1  (NLT)

"Don’t brag about tomorrow, since you don’t know what the day will bring."

This verse really stuck out when I read it. We are not guaranteed tomorrow and God is calling us to live in the present. As I was reading, I felt like He nudged me to read . . .

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October 28, 2017

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