Brawling, Contentious, Angry

  Proverbs 21:9 “It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house.”   Proverbs 21:19 “It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and angry woman.” Brawling– quarrelsome Contentious – Apt to contend; given to angry debate; quarrelsome; perverse. Proverbs 27:15 Read More

Even a Child is Known

Proverbs 20:11 "Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right."   In the land of Kindergarten, this is the "E" memory verse.  Children are born, and we discover they are their own beings. They become "known" as they are. They were created with strengths and weaknesses in Read More

Integrity, Ignorance, & Haste

Proverbs 19:1-2 "Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool. Also, that the soul be without knowledge, it is not good; and he that hasteth with his feet sinneth."  Maintaining integrity in poverty is better than being "well off" by means of Read More

Think Before You Speak

              Proverbs 18:8 “The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.” talebearer –  to murmur, whisper, backbite, slander (Strong’s Concordance) talebearer – A person who officiously tells tales; one who impertinently communicates intelligence or anecdotes, and makes mischief Read More

“True Blue” Friends

Proverbs 17:17 “A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.”  “Swallow-friends, that fly to you in summer, but are gone in winter; such friends there is no loss of. But if the friendship be prudent, generous, and cordial, if I love my friend because he is wise, and virtuous, and Read More

Prudence & Trust

  Proverbs 16:20 “He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the LORD, happy is he.” “Prudence – wisdom applied to practice (handling a matter wisely) Prudence implies caution in deliberating and consulting on the most suitable means to accomplish valuable purposes, and the exercise of sagacity in discerning and Read More

Need Counsel?

Proverbs 15:22 “Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counselors they are established.” purposes– thoughts, devices, plans, inventions disappointed– broken, frustrated, violated, shattered, split, divided, broken through Proverbs 16:3 “Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.”  Purposes and thoughts have the same meaning in these two verses. Read More

Wise. Favored. Honored.

Proverbs 13:1 "A wise son heareth his father's instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke." Proverbs 13:15 "Good understanding giveth favor: but the way of transgressors is hard." Proverbs 13:18 "Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuseth instruction: but he that regardeth reproof shall be honored."    I pray that my children will hear, understand, and Read More