Posts Tagged ‘marriage’

June 3rd, 2009 Focus Passage: Proverbs 14: 14 (NLT)  14 Backsliders get what they deserve;       good people receive their reward.    Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead No one likes to think about it, but it affects us all each and everyday.  The “it” in question?  That would be the direct correlation between our actions [...]

April 27th, 2009 Focus Passage: Proverbs 14: 1 (NLT)  1 A wise woman builds her home,       but a foolish woman tears it down with her own hands.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead There is great significance in Solomon’s constant mentioning of the influential role of women.  Why?  Because women in his culture and [...]

April 2nd, 2009 Focus Text: Proverbs 13: 12 (NLT)  12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick,       but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead I suppose that the greatest example of hope deferred that I’ve ever faced was engagement.  I know, I know . . . guys [...]

March 30th, 2009 Focus Text: Proverbs 13: 10 (NLT)  10 Pride leads to conflict;       those who take advice are wise.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead My wife loves it when I share stories from our personal life . . . especially when it involves conflict.  You’re gonna love this one, baby!  When I [...]

March 18th, 2009 Focus Text: Proverbs 13: 3 (NLT) 3 Those who control their tongue will have a long life;       opening your mouth can ruin everything.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead We’d be rich by now if we had a dime every time one of these verses in Proverbs dealt with words.  Even [...]

March 16th, 2009 Focus Text: Proverbs 13: 2 (NLT) 2 Wise words will win you a good meal,       but treacherous people have an appetite for violence.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead Ah, food!  Now here’s a topic I can really sink my creative teeth into.  Though I am smaller in size these days [...]

February 9th, 2009 Focus Text: Proverbs 12: 4 (NLT) 4 A worthy wife is a crown for her husband,       but a disgraceful woman is like cancer in his bones.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead I hate to harp, but it’s somewhat necessary when we encounter passages such as this one because of their [...]

December 15th, 2008 Focus Text: Proverbs 10: 19 (NLT) 19 Too much talk leads to sin.       Be sensible and keep your mouth shut.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead When Laura and I first became interested in each other, I had a feeling that it was going to be more than just a shallow [...]

December 8th, 2008 Focus Text: Proverbs 10: 12 (NLT) 12 Hatred stirs up quarrels,       but love makes up for all offenses.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead Love stories . . . we’ve all heard them.  Boy meets girl.  Girl likes boy.  Boy meets girl’s daddy.  Girl’s daddy intimidates boy to the point that [...]

October 20th, 2008 Focus Text: Proverbs 6: 20-21 (NLT)  20 My son, obey your father’s commands,       and don’t neglect your mother’s instruction.  21 Keep their words always in your heart.       Tie them around your neck.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead My little girl is the joy of my life.  She is the reflection of [...]