Friday, December 31, 2010

The Storms of Life

Proverbs 1:26 (MSG)
I'll turn the tables and joke about your troubles!
What if the roof falls in, and your whole life goes to pieces?

We have a tornado watch here this morning, so reading of the "roof falling in" seems a little too tangible to me right now!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

A Respectful Heart

Proverbs 1:25 (MSG)
"Since you laugh at my counsel and make a joke of my advice, how can I take you seriously?"

Oh a parent, there is one thing that can really try my patience. 

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

"Let That Go!"

Proverbs 1:24  (MSG)
As it is, I've called, but you've turned a deaf ear;  I've reached out to you, but you've ignored me.

The phone rings.  I hear it, but my family is just sitting down to dinner....

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Revision

Proverbs 1:23 (MSG)
About face! I can revise your life.  Look, I'm ready to pour out my spirit on you; I'm ready to tell you all I know.

My dryer quit working yesterday.  Who knew a person could be so dependent on a dryer?  Ridiculous!! 

Monday, December 27, 2010

Ready to Learn

Proverbs 1:22 (MSG)
"Simpletons!  How long will you wallow in ignorance?  Cynics!  How long will you feed your cynicism?  Idiots!  How long will you refuse to learn?

I remember trying to feed my son his first bites of baby food.  As I would hold the spoonful of mush up to his lips, he would push out his tongue and smear the food all over his face. 

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Open Your Eyes

Proverbs 1:21 
In the middle of the traffic she takes her stand.  At the busiest corner she calls out.

Wisdom is easy to find....when you're looking.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

"MERRY CHRISTMAS!" (Did you receive that?)

Proverbs 1:20 (MSG)
Lady Wisdom goes out in the street and shouts.  At the town center she makes her speech.

When someone starts yelling, it always gets my attention!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Keep a Clear Image

Proverbs 1:19 (MSG)

When you grab all you can get, that's what happens:  the more you get, the less you are.


Thursday, December 23, 2010

Doing Yourself In

Proverbs 1:18 (MSG)

Yet that's what these people are doing--
they're doing themselves in.

I do NOT want to be "done in"....and especially not by my own accord!! 

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


Proverbs 1:17 (MSG)

Nobody robs a bank with everyone watching.

I suppose they don't.....but I get the feeling we might be finding out that our "bad companions" do...rob a bank with people watching that is.  Why?  Why would they do this?  For attention?  Because they just don't have any common sense?  Greedy?  Hmmmm....

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A Very Good End

Proverbs 1:16 (MSG)

They're racing to a very bad end, hurrying to ruin everything they lay hands on.

I ran a half marathon several years ago.

Monday, December 20, 2010

See No Evil~Hear No Evil

Proverbs 1:15 (MSG)

Oh, friend, don't give them a second look; don't listen to them for a minute.

It's the second look that always gets me in trouble!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

To Join or Not To Join

Proverbs 1:14  (MSG)

Join us for the time of your life!  With us, it's share and share alike!"

Remember that the "bad companions" are talking in this verse.  The "bad companions" represent sinners, who have chosen to ignore the call of Christ.  With that in mind, I read today's verse and one thing is shouting at me....people don't want to be alone in their sin, so watch out!! 

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Don't Load the Loot

Proverbs 1:13 (MSG)
We'll load up on top-quality loot.  We'll haul it home by the truckload.

How timely this verse is seeing that it is the last Saturday before Christmas! 

Friday, December 17, 2010

Don't Pick

Proverbs 1:12
Let's pick them clean and get them ready for their funerals.

The "bad companions" are talking here, and they want you to join them in their destruction!! 

Thursday, December 16, 2010

What NOT To Do

Proverbs 1:11 (MSG)
If they say-"Let's go out and raise some hell.  Let's beat up some old man, mug some old woman.

I enjoy watching the show, "What Not to Wear".  It gives me a little direction for what clothes I should definitely not be wearing to appear that I have some fashion sense! 

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

My Response

Proverbs 1:10 (MSG)
Dear friend, if bad companions tempt you, don't go along with them.

I am trying to figure out, why I would even have "bad companions" around me!!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Heed Wise Counsel

Proverbs 1:9 (MSG)
Wear their counsel like flowers in your hair, like rings on your fingers.

Interestingly enough, I love a beautiful ring.  I like my rings to be quietly beautiful....not loud and obnoxious. 

Monday, December 13, 2010

Listen Up

Proverbs 1:8  (MSG)
Pay close attention, friend, to what your father tells you;  never forget what you learned at your mother's knee.

I'm pretty sure there have been entire books written on this one sentence.  Powerful stuff!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Start With God

Proverbs 1:7 (Message Bible)
Start with God~the first step in learning is bowing down to God; only fools thumb their noses at such wisdom and learning.

I remember my first day of college as though it were yesterday.  I walked into the student lounge while talking with a friend and completely missed the first two steps down into the lobby!  Yeap...I walked right off them.  I fell flat on my face!!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Fresh Wisdom

Proverbs 1:6
Fresh wisdom to probe and penetrate, the rhymes and reasons of wise men and women.

There is something exciting about the word "fresh".  It brings with it the vision of something newly created.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Always Something To Learn

Proverbs 1:5  (The Message)
There's something here also for seasoned men and women, still a thing or two for the experienced to learn-

No matter how hard you matter how much you learn...there is always more to take in.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

A Grasp On Reality

Proverbs 1:4
To teach the inexperienced the ropes and give our young people a grasp on reality.

I don't think there is anything that I can use more during this season of my life than something that will help me teach my children!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A Manual For Living

Proverbs 1:3 (The Message)
A manual for living;  for learning what's right and just and fair;

Whoa.....perfect....I am all about manuals.  

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Understanding Life

Proverbs 1:2 (The Message Bible)
Written down so we'll know how to live well and right, to understand what life means and where it's going;

I love to write....and I am thrilled to see this verse!!

Monday, December 6, 2010

The Art of Skillfull Living

Proverbs 1:1 (The Message Bible)
These are the wise sayings of Solomon, David's son, Israel's king-

Ok...there you have it!  Words from a king. 


I Corinthians 14:40 (ESV) Bible
But all things should be done decently and in order.

Finally, my name is called again....for one more test.