Posts Tagged ‘godliness’

November 18th, 2009 Focus Passage: Proverbs 14:15-18 15 Only simpletons believe everything they’re told! The prudent carefully consider their steps. 16 The wise are cautious and avoid danger; fools plunge ahead with reckless confidence. 17 Short-tempered people do foolish things, and schemers are hated. 18 Simpletons are clothed with foolishness, but the prudent are crowned [...]

September 1st, 2009 You may remember the story I wrote some time ago about Sadie’s first bath time nightmare.   The screams of agony.  The beet-red face.  The grueling and squirming . . . but enough about me, you should have seen Sadie! I told you, however, that she eventually became accustomed and even fond [...]

March 27th, 2009 Focus Text: Proverbs 13: (NLT)  9 The life of the godly is full of light and joy,       but the light of the wicked will be snuffed out.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead In 1831, two young Frenchmen, Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont, asked and received permission to travel [...]

March 23rd, 2009 Focus Text: Proverbs 13: 6 (NLT)  6 Godliness guards the path of the blameless,       but the evil are misled by sin.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead It has been referred to as one of the Seven Wonders of the United States, just like other notable structures such as the Golden [...]

March 2nd, 2009 Focus Text: Proverbs 12: 20 (NLT) 20 Deceit fills hearts that are plotting evil;       joy fills hearts that are planning peace!   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead I often write about the actions that result from the motivations of one’s heart . . . how the heart determines what we do [...]

February 25th, 2009 Focus Text: Proverbs 12: 13-14 (NLT) 13 The wicked are trapped by their own words,       but the godly escape such trouble.  14 Wise words bring many benefits,       and hard work brings rewards.     Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead If life is a book, then words are the audio version.  Words put [...]

February 18th, 2009 Focus Text: Proverbs 12: 10 (NLT)  10 The godly care for their animals,       but the wicked are always cruel.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead Historically, I’ve never been much of a “pet” person.  We had dogs when I was a little boy, but they were “outside” dogs . . . [...]

January 9th, 2008 Focus Text: Proverbs 11: 5-6 (NLT) 5 The godly are directed by honesty;       the wicked fall beneath their load of sin.  6 The godliness of good people rescues them;       the ambition of treacherous people traps them.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead Ambition is a curious thing.  Depending on the context, it [...]

December 9th, 2008 Focus Text: Proverbs 10: 13-14 (NLT) 13 Wise words come from the lips of people with understanding,       but those lacking sense will be beaten with a rod.  14 Wise people treasure knowledge,       but the babbling of a fool invites disaster.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead In May of 1994, then eighteen [...]

December 1st, 2008 Focus Text: Proverbs 10: 7 (NLT)  7 We have happy memories of the godly,       but the name of a wicked person rots away.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead Depending on your age, you may or may not have any personal recollections of the fall of communism in Eastern Europe, but [...]