Posts Tagged ‘poverty’

October 16th, 2009 In the first year, mobility is the key indicator of what stage of development your baby is in.  Sure, cognitive responses, motor skills, and verbal responses are all very important, but no other factor changes the very culture of your home as mobility. The first couple of weeks are pieces of cake [...]

April 20th, 2009 Focus Passage: Proverbs 13: 23 (NLT)  23 A poor person’s farm may produce much food,       but injustice sweeps it all away.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead I’ve got some questions for you.  What really makes you mad?  I mean, what genuinely ticks you off to the point of utter infuriation? [...]

March 26th, 2009 Focus Text: Proverbs 13: 8 (NLT)  8 The rich can pay a ransom for their lives,       but the poor won’t even get threatened.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead One of my favorite movies is Ransom.  In this film, Mel Gibson plays the part of an extremely rich man who’s son [...]

March 24th, 2009 Focus Text: Proverbs 13: 7  (NLT)  7 Some who are poor pretend to be rich;       others who are rich pretend to be poor.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead Passages like these seem to be the inspiration behind a plethora of popular movies in the modern era.  The concept that someone [...]

December 17th, 2008 Focus Text: Proverbs 10: 22 (NLT & Amplified)  (New Living Translation)  22 The blessing of the Lord makes a person rich,       and he adds no sorrow with it. (Amplified Version) 22The blessing of the Lord–it makes [truly] rich, and He adds no sorrow with it [neither does toiling increase it].   Stop Here and [...]

December 10th, 2008 Focus Text: Proverbs 10: 15-16 (NLT)  15 The wealth of the rich is their fortress;       the poverty of the poor is their destruction.  16 The earnings of the godly enhance their lives,       but evil people squander their money on sin.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead Wealth.  What a word.  The goal [...]