Tag Archives: Family

Insights from Proverbs 13

Insights from Proverbs 13 for the 13th: Throughout Proverbs 13 Solomon weaves a thread of working hard. A good man works hard. Not only is labor a good way to make an honest living, but it also shows the next generation … Continue reading

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Insights from Proverbs 10

Insights from Proverbs 10 for the 10th: Proverbs 10 is a rapid-fire string of moral contrasts. It’s like reading a bunch of fortune cookies all at once. Solomon presents these pearls of wisdom in an A-B pattern: A is the righteous … Continue reading

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Insights from Proverbs 6

Insights from Proverbs 6 for the 6th: Verses 16-19 is where we get the “7 Deadly Sins” (Pride, Envy, Gluttony, Lust, Anger, Greed, & Sloth). Although that exact phrase is not specifically used (it was actually coined by a 4th … Continue reading

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Insights from Proverbs 4

Insights from Proverbs 4 for the 4th: As a parent, we strive to raise wise, compassionate, and strong kids. Our highest responsibility is to point our children to a personal relationship with Jesus. This is especially true for fathers. Fathers are their … Continue reading

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No Longer Slaves

Augustine of Hippo said “he who sings prays twice,” once with our music and once with our words. This song has pierced my heart as only music can. It is my anthem of freedom. My fears were drowned in perfect … Continue reading

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The Potter & The Clay

God sent Jeremiah on a field trip to a potter’s studio where he saw an artist forming & fashioning clay as he saw fit. The end result was a beautiful, useful pot. This simple, but powerful analogy illustrates how God … Continue reading

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Why Are Churches Dying?

Churches are dying. Some are thriving, but the overwhelming majority are not. Attendance is dwindling. Most are hanging on by a thread. Many will have to shut their doors in as little as one generation. A lot of this is because we … Continue reading

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