Tuesday, December 30, 2008

December 30, 2008 Proverbs 30

vs 4. This totaly describes Jesus (God). It is so awesome to see sections of scripture that are totally about Jesus way before He came to earth as a human.

Monday, December 29, 2008

December 29, 2008 Proverbs 29

vs 17 You know we have disciplined our son and he does not give us rest. Maybe this verse means later on in life.

vs 23 Great verse to remember. Sometimes it is hard to forget that pride is something that we all should have but it should not rule over us. "One's pride brings him low, but he who is lowly in spirit will obtain honor." Oh to obtain honor.

December 28, 2008 Proverbs 28

vs 14. the first part of this verse is great. A wonderful promise to hold to. But also the second part is a great warning to us as well.

vs 26 I would love to walk in wisdom. I know there is a way and God will lead.

December 27, 2008 Proverbs 27

vs 1 We should all remember to only look for today we are not guaranteed anything else.

December 26, 2008 Proverbs 26

This chapter was about fools and sluggards. Makes you really ponder if you are either.

My goal should be to not be a fool or a sluggard. How do you determine if you are a fool. Sluggard should be easy to figure out too. Both could be difficult to figure out.

December 25, 2008 Proverbs 25

Yes I know it is late posting on here but I did write it down in my notebook.

vs 6-7 I think these verses are important no matter who you are dealing with. You should always strive to make others feel greater than yourself.

vs 11 I want to have that wisdom to know when it is fitting to open my mouth and speak.

vs 24 I strive, or should strive to not be a quarrelsome wife. I think this would take prayer and definite leading from the Lord.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

December 24, 2008 Proverbs 24

vs 10. "If you falter in times of trouble, how small is your strength!"...... This is so true. We should never rely on our own strength. It will come up short everytime. Thank goodness we have Jesus' strength to lean on or we would never make it.

vs26. I am not sure about this verse. "An honest answer is like a kiss on the lips." Sometimes an honest answer is not as welcome as a kiss on the lips. Sometimes honest answers are hard to hear.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

December 23, 2008 Proverbs 23

vs 4 and 5 are very pertinent especially in this culture. If we wear our selves out trying to get rich we can not enjoy the people we encounter on the way. Money should help us live, we should not live to get money.

vs 12 is important for us all to remember. We need to be always turning our heart to instruction (God's) and turning our ears to words of knowledge. Not everyone that speaks is speaking truth or intelligently.

vs 13 and 14 It is important to discipline a child. It will only hurt their feelings for a minute. It will not bruise their character. It will build their character. Parents are not called to be their childrens friends while we are raising them. Friendship comes after they have grown up and gone out on their own.

The word of God is wonderful. There are some parts that may not make sense one day and register something deep the next. I love that.

Praying for friends and family this Holy Day season.

Hope you do the same.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Proverbs 22 (December 22 2008)

These are just thoughts that stood out as I read through Proverbs 22.

vs 1 this is so hard to remember especially in our culture now, where money rules, you can be as dishonest as you want as long as you make money at it. That is not how God sees it. He would rather you have a good name than be wealthy.

vs 2 is something we all need to remember. God made us all whether we have money or we don't have money.

vs 6 I have always had a problem with this verse, mainly becuase I have seen people that were brought up correctly do some very horrible things to family, and on the flipside there are people that were brought up in a horrible home with no positive influence and are doing the things God would have them do. I need to study this verse and its implications more.

vs 8 is something I have to remember when dealing with family situations. It just seems easier to lash out at someone who has hurt you instead of taking the high road and letting God deal with the person who has dealt the offense. So out of my nature but something that I have found is very rewarding.

vs 24-25. I have always been insecure about friendships. I look around and see that other people are going and doing things with their friends and I look around and really feel like I don't have anyone around me. These verses may be the reason for that. I used to be hot tempered all the time. I still am but I have learned to control it. There are still things that get under my skin very quickly and I am learning more each day to control the way I react to people and situations. It definitley is a growing process. Not something that happens over night.

I am thankful for my husband who can tell me if I am being unreasonable. There are times that I don't want to hear it but I know I do have to hear it. I am thankful for my church. They have been a growing point for me. I have had to learn to be quiet more and listen more and be more patient a whole lot more. My perception of things has changed quite a bit since we have joined forces with Crosstown. I thank God for the leading to go the direction of Crosstown. I am not sure where I would be right now if we had not joined up and wanted to help make Crosstown what God would like it to be.

I am thankful for family even though we are not talking to all of our family right now. I still love them and wish them the best in all they do and all that God leads them to and through.


As we head into the Christmas season I have had to really look at how I view Christmas.

Looking into that was not pleasant because I was not viewing Christmas with the right eyes.

After realizing this I have vowed to view Christmas (and the holidays or holy days as they started out being) as they should be viewed, through Christ and with joy no matter what the external situations are around me.

External shoudl usually never affect the internal because Christ is the internal.

Merry Christmas Merry Christmas Merry Christmas

Friday, December 5, 2008

I LOVE MY HUSBAND !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!