Proverbs 15

Are you familiar with someone who rarely smiles? They find life too difficult while dragging themselves from one task to the next without any regard for how it may be affecting their spouse or children! Their words usually uncover the self-inflicted, self-absorption of their existence. “A broken heart crushes the spirit” (Proverbs 15:13b, NLT). “For … Continue reading Proverbs 15

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Proverbs 14

While seeing a female medical doctor, I mentioned keeping my then 2-year-old grandson. Since she had a 3-year-old little girl, she proceeded to inform me of what her pediatrician had recommended for temper tantrums. When the little girl had her next tantrum, she gave it a try which consisted of shutting her 3-year-old in her … Continue reading Proverbs 14

Proverbs 12 & 13

One never knows how adult children will end up doing things, but I’ve been highly impressed as I watch ours do the “disciplining thing” with their children. This past weekend has given me a genuine respect for the time and energy, not to mention wisdom, that goes into disciplining the foster-grands! When wisdom is needed, … Continue reading Proverbs 12 & 13

Proverbs 11

I’ve been on a very special weekend with my daughters and all the grands. It was special because it’s the first time to have a getaway, just us girls, and the first time for my older daughter to bring her foster-children, not to mention having four grands at the beach; a priceless experience. But what … Continue reading Proverbs 11

Proverbs 9

Have you built a house or watched one being built? There’s so much work that goes into the whole project. While examining Proverbs 9, I was impressed with the first line of the first verse, “Wisdom has built her house” (Proverbs 9:1a, NLT). The Bible Knowledge Commentary observes, “in Proverbs wisdom is frequently personified as … Continue reading Proverbs 9

Proverbs 8

When do you squeal in excitement? Better yet, what can make you look absolutely nonsensical to a watching world, but you don’t care because of the amount of joy it provides? Since he was 3 months old, watching our grandson while his parents were at work has been our privilege. During his first two years … Continue reading Proverbs 8