Tuesday, February 16, 2010

A Gray Day

Today, another Gray Winter Day.....I actually shouldn't say "another" because we have been having so many pretty, bright, winter, snowy days....today there was the promise of snow, but if just didn't happen, at least not yet...so for now, it is snowless, gray, cold and once in a while chilling rain makes it just so much drearier.
So here I sit waiting for some snow to brighten up my day, eating cookies and waiting for customers!

One bright spot in my day so far was reading Proverbs 19 - 20 this morning,  I love Proverbs, Disconnected Truths that are truly, Pearls of Wisdom.  
Here are some of the verses that stood out to me:

Proverbs 19


 2 Enthusiasm without knowledge is no good;
      haste makes mistakes.
3 People ruin their lives by their own foolishness
      and then are angry at the Lord.

 8 To acquire wisdom is to love oneself;
      people who cherish understanding will prosper.

 11 Sensible people control their temper;
      they earn respect by overlooking wrongs.
14 Fathers can give their sons an inheritance of houses and wealth,
      but only the Lord can give an understanding wife.

 15 Lazy people sleep soundly,
      but idleness leaves them hungry.
16 Keep the commandments and keep your life;
      despising them leads to death.

17 If you help the poor, you are lending to the Lord
      and he will repay you!

18 Discipline your children while there is hope.
      Otherwise you will ruin their lives.
19 Hot-tempered people must pay the penalty.
      If you rescue them once, you will have to do it again.

 20 Get all the advice and instruction you can,
      so you will be wise the rest of your life.
21 You can make many plans,
      but the Lord’s purpose will prevail.

 22 Loyalty makes a person attractive.
      It is better to be poor than dishonest.

 23 Fear of the Lord leads to life,
      bringing security and protection from harm.

 24 Lazy people take food in their hand
      but don’t even lift it to their mouth.

 26 Children who mistreat their father or chase away their mother
      are an embarrassment and a public disgrace.

 27 If you stop listening to instruction, my child,
      you will turn your back on knowledge.

Proverbs 20

 5 Though good advice lies deep within the heart,
      a person with understanding will draw it out 

7 The godly walk with integrity;
      blessed are their children who follow them

10 False weights and unequal measures— the Lord detests double standards of every kind.

 11 Even children are known by the way they act,
      whether their conduct is pure, and whether it is right.
12 Ears to hear and eyes to see—
      both are gifts from the Lord.

 13 If you love sleep, you will end in poverty.
      Keep your eyes open, and there will be plenty to eat!

14 The buyer haggles over the price, saying, “It’s worthless,”
      then brags about getting a bargain!

 15 Wise words are more valuable
      than much gold and many rubies.

 17 Stolen bread tastes sweet,
      but it turns to gravel in the mouth.

 18 Plans succeed through good counsel;
      don’t go to war without wise advice.

19 A gossip goes around telling secrets,
      so don’t hang around with chatterers.

 20 If you insult your father or mother,
      your light will be snuffed out in total darkness.

 21 An inheritance obtained too early in life
      is not a blessing in the end.

 22 Don’t say, “I will get even for this wrong.”
      Wait for the Lord to handle the matter.
23 The Lord detests double standards;
      he is not pleased by dishonest scales.

 24 The Lord directs our steps,
      so why try to understand everything along the way?

 30 Physical punishment cleanses away evil;
      such discipline purifies the heart.

 Oh my Gosh, I have written out almost both chapters in full!!  But each verse is so chock full of Wisdom that I could not resist....Please read them over and over and let them sink down in your soul, listen to the Wisdom of the One True God!!

Count it All Joy,

PS - it is now snowing  :)

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