31 days of blogging

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Blog post By Pastor Matt Have you ever tried blogging once a day for a month? I did it last year around this time and this summer I planned out to do it in the month of July. 31 days works really well with brief commentary/devotional based on Proverbs. With a busy life: full time … Continue reading 31 days of blogging

Proverbs 31 – Portfolio

“She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy.”Proverbs‬ ‭31:20‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Noble character. What qualifications would you have for someone to have Noble Character? Among many action based verses in Proverbs 31, verse 20 sticks out. In the midst of her success as a business woman, a provider for her … Continue reading Proverbs 31 – Portfolio

Proverbs 28 – Cloudy with a chance…

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“Those who work their land will have abundant food, but those who chase fantasies will have their fill of poverty.”Proverbs‬ ‭28:19‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Have you ever seen the movie, "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs?" It's about a young inventor who tries to use science to make it rain food. It sounds silly and of course … Continue reading Proverbs 28 – Cloudy with a chance…

Proverbs 29 – Justice For All?

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“By justice a king gives a country stability, but those who are greedy for bribes tear it down.”Proverbs‬ ‭29:4‬ ‭NIV‬‬ For me this seems like a verse that can easily translate into our life. A Leader (king) who actually enforces the laws, supporting justice: all of that gives the area over which they lead - … Continue reading Proverbs 29 – Justice For All?

Proverbs 26 – Smooth Lips Make Bad Pottery

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“Like a coating of silver dross on earthenware are fervent lips with an evil heart.”Proverbs‬ ‭26:23‬ ‭NIV‬‬ There is an ancient Japanese art of repairing old pottery by infusing it with liquid gold. It’s called kintsugi. What is described here in proverbs 26:23 sounds like the opposite. Instead of the pure metal being added to … Continue reading Proverbs 26 – Smooth Lips Make Bad Pottery

Proverbs 25 – The Look

“These are more proverbs of Solomon, compiled by the men of Hezekiah king of Judah: Like a north wind that brings unexpected rain is a sly tongue—which provokes a horrified look.”Proverbs‬ ‭25:1, 23‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Two noteworthy things here. One is the historical editor’s note. Hezekiah’s men compiled these bits of wisdom from Solomon. Solomon didn’t … Continue reading Proverbs 25 – The Look