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A Proverbial Journey - Day 7

Write 31 Days - Proverbs 7:2-3

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Read: Proverbs 7

Verses: 2-3 (NLT)

"Obey my commands and live! Guard my instructions as you guard your own eyes. Tie them on your fingers as a reminder. Write them deep within your heart."

These verses made me think of my years in Awana and other church programs where I would memorize Scripture. . . .

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October 07, 2017

A Proverbial Journey - Day 6

Write 31 days - Proverbs 6:16-19

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Read: Proverbs 6

Verses: 16-19 (NLT) 

There are six things the Lord hates-no, seven things he detests:
    haughty eyes, (being proud) 
    a lying tongue,
    hands that kill the innocent,
    a heart that plots evil,
     . . .

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October 06, 2017

A Proverbial Journey - Day 5

Write 31 Days - Proverbs 5:1-2

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Read: Proverbs 5

Verses: 1,2 (NLT) 

"My son (daughter), pay attention to my wisdom; listen carefully to my wise counsel. Then you will show discernment, and your lips will express what you’ve learned."

As I was reading through this Proverb of strong warnings, I kept coming back to the 2nd . . .

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October 05, 2017

A Proverbial Journey - Day 4

Write 31 Days - Proverbs 4: 25-26

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 Read: Proverbs 4

Verses: 25-26 (NLT) 

"Look straight ahead, and fix your eyes on what lies before you.  Mark out a straight path for your feet; stay on the safe path."

Recently while I was on a walk at Radnor Lake I found myself looking down at the path below me. It was a little uneven . . .

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October 04, 2017

A Proverbial Journey - Day 3

Write 31 Days - Proverbs 3:24

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Read: Proverbs 3

Verse: 24 (NLT)

"You can go to bed without fear; you will lie down and sleep soundly."

I love the promise in this verse. So many times I rehearse my day as I try to fall asleep and that doesn't help. The Lord is slowly helping me make a new bedtime routine, trying to wind down a . . .

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October 03, 2017

A Proverbial Journey - Day 2

Write 31 Days - Proverbs 2: 4

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Read: Proverbs 2

Verse: 4 (NLT)

"Search for them as you would for silver; seek them like hidden treasures."

Did you ever play "I Spy" as a kid? I did and we also played that with our daughters. We would play in the car or when they were bored. We had an "I Spy" book or 2 and even had a computer game. It was great . . .

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October 02, 2017

A Proverbial Journey - Day 1

Write 31 Days - Proverbs 1: 2-3

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Read: Proverbs 1

Verses: 2-3 (NLT) 

"Their purpose is to teach people wisdom and discipline, to help them understand the insights of the wise. Their purpose is to teach people to live disciplined and successful lives, to help them do what is right, just, and fair."

Wisdom is knowledge in action . . .

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October 01, 2017