Proverbs 10…words

A worthwhile exercise I always suggest for my coaching clients is to develop a vision statement for their life.  The vision serves to keep you on course and helps ensure time is not being wasted on “nonvision” activities.  Having a vision statement allows you to step back from whatever you are doing and ask yourself,…

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Proverbs 9…wisdom=knowledge in action

Proverbs 9:11, “Wisdom will multiply your days and years to your life.  If you become wise, you will be the one to benefit.  If you scorn wisdom, you will be the one to suffer.” (NLT) …nuff said. There are lots of knowledgeable Christians but not all turn their knowledge into wisdom.  Knowledge is knowing what…

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Proverbs 8…about Jesus

When reading the 8th Proverb it is hard to not draw comparison to Jesus.  In fact, I believe this Proverb is about Jesus and what a relationship with Him will mean.  After reading this chapter a couple of times, one cannot help but think about how hard it is to draw our strength, worth, joy…

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Proverbs 7…about living

Proverbs 7:2, “Keep my commands and you will live; guard my teachings as the apple of your eye.” (NLT) Proverbs 7:27, “Her house is a highway to the grave, leading down to the chambers of death.” (NLT) Although the 7th Proverb hits on the evils of a man being attracted to a married woman, I…

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Proverbs 6…effort

Proverbs 6:6-11, “Take a lesson from the ants, you lazybones.  Learn from their ways and become wise!  Though they have no prince or governor or ruler to make them work, they labor hard all summer, gathering food for the winter.  But you, lazybones, how long will you sleep?  When will you wake up?  A little…

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Proverbs 5…He is always there…

Proverbs 5:21-23, “For the Lord sees clearly what a man does, examining every path he takes.  An evil man is held captive by his own sins; they are ropes that catch and hold him.  He will die for lack of self-control; he will be lost because of his great foolishness.” (NLT) I can certainly relate…

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Failing Forward

Proverbs 24:16, “The godly may trip seven times, but they will get up again” A few weeks ago I was giving my testimony to an adult Sunday school class and when I was finished I was fielding some questions.  One person asked me how I handled failure in my life.  I told her “failure is a…

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Proverbs 3

(Several years ago I was encouraged by a friend to make the Proverb that corresponds with the day of the month, a part of my morning devotion.  There are 31 Proverbs and although I’ve been reading them consistently for a number of years, each time I read them I seem to draw another “life nugget”…

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