Posts Tagged ‘words’

September 16th, 2009 If you haven’t noticed, I’m kind of a “words” guy.  My wife says that I can use two-hundred words to describe something when twenty words would have sufficed.  Guilty as charged, I suppose. Nevertheless, one cannot underestimate the influence words have on our lives and on our culture at large.  In this day [...]

July 7th, 2009 Youth Ministry has been an interesting environment where within to parent an infant.   Our ministry has always been very active and very mobile.  Trips and events are usually constants and are constantly filled with change and adventure.  These features of our life as a couple are some of the main reasons [...]

May 1st, 2009 Focus Passage: Proverbs 14: 3 (NLT) 3 A fool’s proud talk becomes a rod that beats him,       but the words of the wise keep them safe.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead  I am reminded of a powerful movie that came out some time ago called Mississippi Burning.  It starred Gene [...]

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 [...]

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 19th, 2009 I rarely detour from our focus in Proverbs, but I just wanted to share a few thoughts about my time in the public schools of Wilson County in Tennessee this week.  I’ve been accompanying a young man named Reggie Dabbs to middle and high schools as he speaks to them about life, [...]

February 11th, 2009 Focus Text: Proverbs 12: 6 (NLT) 6 The words of the wicked are like a murderous ambush,       but the words of the godly save lives.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead Words are funny things.  They reveal the very depths of not only the information we are attempting to communicate, but [...]

January 14th, 2009 Focus Text: Proverbs 11: 9-13 (NLT) 9 With their words, the godless destroy their friends,       but knowledge will rescue the righteous.  10 The whole city celebrates when the godly succeed;       they shout for joy when the wicked die.  11 Upright citizens are good for a city and make it prosper,       but the talk of the [...]

December 29th, 2008 Focus Text: Proverbs 10: 31-32 (NLT) 31 The mouth of the godly person gives wise advice,       but the tongue that deceives will be cut off.  32 The lips of the godly speak helpful words,       but the mouth of the wicked speaks perverse words.   Stop Here and Reflect Reading Ahead I write today’s thread [...]

December 16th, 2008 Focus Text: Proverbs 10: 20-21 (NLT) 20 The words of the godly are like sterling silver;       the heart of a fool is worthless.  21 The words of the godly encourage many,       but fools are destroyed by their lack of common sense.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead Words seems to be our [...]