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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. Psalm 90:12

Wisdom

Proverbs 30:5  Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.
Luke 8:11  Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.
Romans 10:17  So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Psalm 90:12  So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
Psalm 143:10  Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.
Deuteronomy 4:6  Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.
Job 12:12  With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding.
Isaiah 6:3  And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.
Job 28:28  And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.
Psalm 111:10  The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.
Ephesians 5:9  (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)
Galatians 5:22  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
Galatians 5:23  Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
Luke 4:4  And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.
Nehemiah 9:20  Thou gavest also thy good spirit to instruct them, and withheldest not thy manna from their mouth, and gavest them water for their thirst.
Proverbs 1:7  The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Luke 11:28  But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.
Proverbs 2:2  So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding;
Proverbs 3:3  Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart:
Psalm 51:10  Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
Proverbs 2:6  For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.
1Peter 1:23  Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
Proverbs 11:2  When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.
Proverbs 12:8  A man shall be commended according to his wisdom: but he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised.
Proverbs 13:10  Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.
2Corinthians 10:5  Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
Proverbs 14:25  A true witness delivereth souls: but a deceitful witness speaketh lies.
Ephesians 6:17  And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
Hebrews 4:12  For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Proverbs 23:4  Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom.
Zechariah 7:9  Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Execute true judgment, and shew mercy and compassions every man to his brother:
Ruth 2:16  And let fall also some of the handfuls of purpose for her, and leave them, that she may glean them, and rebuke her not.
Proverbs 23:9  Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.
Proverbs 24:3  Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established:
Proverbs 29:3  Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father: but he that keepeth company with harlots spendeth his substance.
Proverbs 27:5  Open rebuke is better than secret love.
Proverbs 13:1  A wise son heareth his father’s instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke.
Daniel 2:20  Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his:
Daniel 2:21  And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:
Matthew 11:19  The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. But wisdom is justified of her children.
Colossians 3:16  Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
Proverbs 9:8  Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.
James 3:17  But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
Ephesians 4:24  And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
Luke 17:3  Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.
Philippians 4:8  Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Revelation 3:19  As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
Revelation 21:5  And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.
Revelation 19:13  And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
Revelation 4:8  And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.
Revelation 7:12  Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Route 74, Peachtree City, Georgia - Thank You Kind Sir!


So very thankful today for the sweet gentleman born &raised in Texas, with Florida plates, driving the big white truck with superawesome air conditioning.  Thank you sir for your gallantry today!  Thank you for taking time out of your day to rescue my girls & me in our time of need.  Thank you for your calm and steady demeanor, for your quick response & diagnosis, for dropping Grace off at Point for her CLEP test, for driving Katie & me to the gas station for gas can & gas purchase, for driving us back to our car and putting the gas in the car, and for making sure the car started properly.  Today, you are my hero and I am grateful.  Dear Lord Jesus, please bless this kind gentleman, bless him & his family & his work.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

7/29/17 Note:  Mr. Grady's photo & link used by permission.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

a nugget (or pellet?) I picked up on my journey to the Four Lands...

The last few years have been a struggle for me in a lot of ways.  But I'm pretty sure I'm on the mend.  Very grateful for that.  I've "come up for air" and am rediscovering some joys I've misplaced along my way.  One of those joys is reading.  Not the kind that you feel like you HAVE TO read as an ASSIGNMENT.  But the kind you choose to because it takes you beyond where you are or where you've been in a way that makes you better for the journey.  I've dusted off my library card, and one of my daughters has kindly trained me how to look things up on the library site, request books, renew books, etc.  Coincidentally, we make regular dairy share deliveries to our local librarian, so I've got a built-in trip to the library for book drop-offs and pick-ups.  Kind of like a cosmic confirmation that CHOICE reading is meant to be at this point in my life.

So, let me introduce you to a series (don't you love series?  because when the book is finished you don't have to mourn forever, because there's another book to dive back into...? just don't think too much about the eventual end of the series...) that I can recommend with enthusiasm:  The Shannara Chronicles by Terry Brooks.  I happened into this kind of backwards.  Grace & Katie & I watched the televised show The Shannnara Chronicles, and for the most part enjoyed it.  As a mom watching with my daughters, I didn't so much appreciate the hot and heavy passion parts (less is more, folks. please leave most of that to the imagination - won't hurt the story line!  I mean, that's not in the books...).  But the underlying story sucked me in.  And when the season was finished I was curious about the books.  Since I'd already been introduced to the televised characters, the actors' faces remained cast in my mind, with Manu Bennett as Allanon remaining throughout.

Each book of the series has a good balance of action, drama and underlying good vs. evil.  There's plenty of suspense.  A good amount of heart ache and a lot of wisdom throughout.  It occurred to me in hindsight that I should have been keeping track of some of those wisdom nuggets.  Written them down for future reference/inspiration.  Yes, I know, that's why you BUY the book... but at this point in my life buying the books is not an option.  Thank the Lord for the library!  So, before I took the Elf Queen of Shannara back, I copied out one of my favorite little bits of wisdom I'm going to share with you here.  I hope that's okay with Terry Brooks?
Pages 164 & 165
By Terry Brooks
Aurin Striate aka The Owl speaking to Wren:
                “Wren.”  She turned when he spoke her name and faced him.   “Let me tell you something you haven’t learned yet, something you learn only by living awhile.  As you get older, you find that life begins to wear you down.  Doesn’t matter who you are or what you do, it happens.  Experience, time, events – they all conspire against you to steal away your energy, to erode your confidence, to make you question things you wouldn’t have given a second thought to when you were young.  It happens gradually, a chipping away that you don’t even notice at first, and then one day it’s there.  You wake up and you just don’t have the fire anymore.”
                He smiled faintly.  “Then you have a choice.  You can either give in to what you’re feeling, just say ‘okay, enough is enough’ and be done with it, or you can fight it.  You can accept that every day you’re alive you’re going to have to face it down, that you’re going to have to say to yourself that you don’t care what you feel, that it doesn’t matter what happens to you because sooner or later it is going to happen anyway, that you’re going to do what you have to because otherwise you’re defeated and life doesn’t have any real purpose left.  When you can do that, little Wren, when you can accept the wearing down and the eroding, then you can do anything.  How did I manage to keep going out nights?  I just told myself I didn’t matter all that much – that those in here mattered more.  You know something?  It’s not so hard really.  You just have to get past the fear.”
 I'm currently reading The Talismans of Shannara by Terry Brooks.  As wisdom nuggets come along, I'm going to write them down (fully cited with page number, author, title, etc.).  Then when I'm done with the series, I'll go back and reread (Lord willing) - remembering this time to record the nuggets.  Terry Brooks has a cool website with all the books listed http://terrybrooks.net/books/ ; there's a new reader list and then another list in chronological order.  When I'm done with that, wouldn't it be great if I could start buying the books?  I do realize that's what normal people do...  :) 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013