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A Proverbial Journey - Day 17

Write 31 Days - Proverbs 17: 9

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Verse: 9 (NLT)

"Love prospers when a fault is forgiven, but dwelling on it separates close friends." (NLT)

"He who covers and forgives an offense seeks love, But he who repeats or gossips about a matter separates intimate friends." (AMP)

This verse is not new to me, nor is the concept. Love . . .

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October 19, 2017

A Proverbial Journey - Day 16

Write 31 Days - Proverbs 16: 1-3

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Verse: 1-3 (NLT)

"We can make our own plans, but the Lord gives the right answer. People may be pure in their own eyes, but the Lord examines their motives. Commit your actions to the Lordand your plans will succeed."

When I have read these verses in the past, I've seen . . .

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October 18, 2017

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, but He is watching! . . .

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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, silence."

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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 hopes and dreams . . .

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October 13, 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 yesterday)! We are 1/3 . . .

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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 life.  This verse . . .

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October 10, 2017