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Judge not...

Posted by vking on July 16, 2014 at 8:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Therefore thou art inexcusable, judgest; for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things.  Romans 2:1

Happy Thursday!

Sorry...I missed Wednesday's blog entry because I spent a good portion of my evening with my daughter and grandson.  Although, I did read the next chapter in Romans.  But as you can see, I didn't get very far before a verse popped out at me!

Judging others....

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listen to the holy spirit

Posted by vking on July 14, 2014 at 6:35 PM Comments comments (0)

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ; for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.  Romans 1:16

Happy Tuesday!

My weekend went so quickly that I didn't have time to prepare my Monday morning blog entry.  It also doesn't help that I have started retiring a little bit earlier than before.  So, that just means I have to work on my time management so I am able to prepare these bl...

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How Good is a Timely Word...

Posted by vking on July 15, 2013 at 8:05 PM Comments comments (0)

When a man's ways are pleasing to the Lord, he makes even his enemies live at peace with him.  Proverbs 16:7 (NIV)

Welcome to Tuesday!  It is hot, hot, hot here in Cleveland! Thank you Lord for the blessing of central air.  That means I can sit here at my computer and still produce a blog entry.  We're just going to try to ignore the hot flashes...which seem to come even if the air is blowing high on me.  What are you going to do?

The open...

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Honesty is the Best Policy!

Posted by vking on July 4, 2013 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (0)

For a man's ways are in full view of the Lord, and he examines all his paths.  Proverbs 5:21 (NIV)

Happy TGIF!  I'm sure it would have been so much better if I could've taken today off and enjoy a four day weekend.  But sometimes that is not a possibility.  However, like I said previously...I do get to work from home.  That makes things a whole lot easier...no commuting...can start working a bit earlier than normal. 

I am extremely t...

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Who is Reading You?

Posted by vking on July 3, 2013 at 9:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life. Proverbs 4:13 (NIV)

Happy 4th of July!  Did you do anything special to celebrate?  It's kind of hard when the 'holiday' falls in the middle of the week and you don't think to ask for the following day (Friday) as a vacation day.  Oops! 

Well...today is Day 4 of our Journey Through the Book of Proverbs.  If you ever have a question about what's important, accordi...

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Trust Him!

Posted by vking on July 2, 2013 at 9:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.  For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.  Proverbs 3:13,14 (KJV)

Welcome to Day 3 of our Journey Through the Book of Proverbs!  Happy Wednesday! 

The following verses used to be the only verses of God's word that 'spoke' to me...

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not un...

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Hunger and Thirst for His Words!

Posted by vking on July 1, 2013 at 8:15 PM Comments comments (0)

For the Lord giveth wisdom; out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.  Proverbs 2:6 (KJV)

Day 2 of Journey Through the Proverbs! 

Happy Tuesday!  This is going to be a great week...some of us will have Thursday, July 4th off.  Some of us will have Thursday and Friday off.  Some of us may even have Wednesday through Friday off.  I am not one of the latter, but...I will take off early on Wednesday afternoon and have all of T...

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Wisdom and Knowledge from Proverbs

Posted by vking on June 30, 2013 at 6:35 PM Comments comments (0)

...but whoever listens to me will live in safety and be at ease, without fear of harm.  Proverbs 1:33 (NIV)

Welcome to the month of July!  We will be re-visiting the Journey Through the Book of Proverbs, one for each of the days in July.

The great thing about the bible to me is that every time I read it, I see something else than the last time I might have read that specific passage.  The prevailing message from many of the Proverbs seems to be gain...

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God is Good!

Posted by vking on October 4, 2012 at 10:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Happy TGIF!  The weekend is upon us again!  WooHoo!  I am extremely happy about that...although I do have a somewhat busy weekend planned, but it will be things that I enjoy doing.  I'm going to get my hair done today...haven't had it done in months.  Saturday, I'll be delivering product for my business...that I do every other week, thanks to my wonderful, loyal customers.  And Sunday, I do announcements for my church and I sing in the choir.  I love doing b...

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God's Right Behind You!

Posted by vking on October 3, 2012 at 8:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello Victoria's Bookshelf readers!  Welcome to Day 4...let's start with God's word first today:

I am laid low in the dust; preserve my life according to your word.

I recounted my ways and you answered me; teach me your decrees.

Let me understand  the teaching of your precepts; then I will meditate on your wonders.

My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to your word.

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But For The Grace of God...

Posted by vking on October 2, 2012 at 8:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello Victoria's Bookshelf readers!  Welcome to Day 3 of Journey Through the 119th Chapter of Psalms! 

Here are today's scriptures...

Do good to your servant, and I will live;  I will obey your word.

Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law.

I am a stranger on earth; do not hide your commands from me.

My soul is consumed with longing for your laws at all times.

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God's Bluepring for Living

Posted by vking on October 1, 2012 at 10:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello everyone!  This is Day 2 of Journey Through Psalms chapter 119. 

How can a young man keep his way pure?

By living according to your word.

I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands.

I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.

Praise be to you O Lord; teach me your decrees.

With my lips I recount al...

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Work in Progress...

Posted by vking on September 30, 2012 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Happy Monday!  Happy 1st Day of October!  Can you believe it's already October?  I can't!  I've been doing these AIM blog entries since June 19th.  I am now up to at least twelve people who receive these once they're published and actually incorporate them into their morning routines.  That is so awesome!  You don't know how great that makes me feel!  And although I do wholeheartedly appreciate your support and encouragement...to God be the glory, becau...

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Journey Through Proverbs-Day 31-A Virtuous Woman

Posted by vking on July 31, 2012 at 10:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.  Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain; but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.  Proverbs 31: 10, 31 (KJV)

This is the last proverb and I am ever so thankful for all my readers who stuck with me through this magnificent journey!  It has truly been a tremendous spiritual education and awakening to take you on this journey.  However of all the chapters in Proverbs, thi...

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Journey Through Proverbs-Day 30-100% Pure

Posted by vking on July 30, 2012 at 10:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Every word of God is pure; he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.  Proverbs 30:5 (NIV)

Do you have the ability to move forward when something unforeseen or terrible happens? Maybe 60% of the time or at best 75 - 80% of the time? With God's word in your heart and head, He will give you the ability and strength to move forward...to bounce back...100% of the time. 

I think there was a commercial back in my day about Ivory soap being 99% pure...

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Journey Through Proverbs-Day 25-Your Reward

Posted by vking on July 25, 2012 at 8:40 PM Comments comments (0)

If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink;  For thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the Lord shall reward thee. Proverbs 25:21, 22 (KJV)

Sometimes, one of the hardest things in the world for me to do is to be helpful to someone who has been mean or spiteful in one way or another to me.  If not for God's grace, mercy and his guarding of my lips...I'd be so ready to bite someone back eve...

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Journey Through Proverbs-Day 23-Good Name

Posted by vking on July 23, 2012 at 10:10 PM Comments comments (0)

A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold. Proverbs 22:1 (KJV)

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose.  By any other name would smell as sweet." That's from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet as I am sure all of you know.

What do people think or say about you when you're not around?  Take the work environment...for instance.  Do you have the type of position where you may have to work with ...

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Journey Through Proverbs-Day 22-Train Up

Posted by vking on July 22, 2012 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (1)

Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6 (KJV)

Raising my children was also a lesson in how to's for parenting, because prior to my children coming on the scene, I never did much, or rather anything with anybody's children.  I never babysat nieces or nephews or any neighborhood children younger than me.

So, I was learning what to do with babies and children as I was raising my two.  My referen...

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Journey Through Proverbs-Day20-Gray Hair Splendor

Posted by vking on July 19, 2012 at 11:25 PM Comments comments (0)

The glory of young men is their strength, gray hair the splendor of the old. Proverbs 20:20 (NIV)

First of all...Happy TGIF again!  You made it through another week and the weekend is just about ready to greet you.  I thank you all for journeying with me half way through the book of Proverbs. 

We are going to end the week celebrating those of us in our fifties and over showing off our beautiful gray hair.

Got Gray Hair?  Wear it proudly!...

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Journey Through Proverbs-Day 19-God's Purpose

Posted by vking on July 18, 2012 at 9:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails. Proverbs 19:21 (NIV)

Some people look at strange, unbelievable instances that happen in their lives as being lucky or  coincidental.  I look at those same occurrences as God-cidences...God's plan for my life and my family's lives.  I may not understand why certain things happen or don't happen at particular moments of my life, but then when I look back at the series of events...

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