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Let Go and Let God!

Posted by vking on July 31, 2013 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.  Philippians 4:6 (KJV)

Happy Thursday and welcome to the month of August!  Although the calendar says differently, I kind of look at August as the last official month of summer.  I have literally been swamped with items needing to be crossed off on my daily, weekly and monthly To Do List.  But thank goodness I do keep lists...

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Proverbs 31 Wife...

Posted by vking on July 30, 2013 at 10:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies.  Proverbs 31:10  (KJV)

Happy Wednesday!

Congratulations!  We've made it to the end of the Journey Through the Book of Proverbs!  Yay!

Chapter 31 has to be the most widely known and most sought after characteristics for a Godly Wife.  As an aspiring Godly Wife...the chapter describes how I would love to be thought of.  I desire to be an example to those around me, ...

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Getting Stronger!

Posted by vking on July 29, 2013 at 9:05 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 (KJV)

Welcome to 30 of our journey through the book of Proverbs!  Wow!  This was fun!  Right now I am sitting at my desk with my two bibles precariously perched on the tray table beside me.  I was looking for a specific verse, but instead was led to some other verses in the book of Psalms.  I suppose the original verse I was trying to fin...

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What is your vision?

Posted by vking on July 28, 2013 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Where there is no vision, the people perish; but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.  Proverbs 29:18  (KJV)

Happy Monday! 

 This was another extremely quick, but fruitful weekend.  Thanks to my continuing to watch various home decorating/remodeling television shows, my idea bank for things to do with my house is getting full.  It's only taken me over twenty-five years to get fired up about finally decorating.  Well...I guess it...

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Day 26...Journey Through the Proverbs

Posted by vking on July 25, 2013 at 9:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Without wood a fire goes out; without gossip a quarrel dies down.  Proverbs 26:20 (NIV)

Happy TGIF!

Yay!  It's the weekend again.  And this one is going to go fast...I have a strong feeling!  My hair appointment is Saturday office to mail business brochures Saturday afternoon...hopefully some writing and sewing Saturday evening.  Busy weekend...again!

Our Journey Through the Book of Proverbs is almost done.  Do yo...

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Just the Right Words...

Posted by vking on July 24, 2013 at 9:35 PM Comments comments (0)

A word aptly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver.  Proverbs 25:11 (NIV)

Happy Thursday! 

I love today's verse from Day 25 on our Journey Through the Book of Proverbs.  I am not even checking to see if I used this same one for last year's Journey.  If I did, we will just have to use it again!  I love words...writing them, reading them, even just thinking about them.  They're one of the last things that float through my...

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Day 24 -Journey Through the Book of Proverbs

Posted by vking on July 23, 2013 at 9:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let thine heart be glad when he stumbled; Lest the Lord see it, and it displease him, and he turn away his wrath from him.  Fret not thyself because of evil men, neither be thou envious at the wicked;  For there shall be no reward to the evil man; the candle of the wicked shall be put out.  Proverbs 24: 17-20  (KJV)

Happy Wednesday!  Boy, is this week going fast or what? Some of us are way too busy! What...

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Knowledge, Wisdom and Understanding...

Posted by vking on July 22, 2013 at 8:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Apply your heart to instruction and your ears to words of knowledge.  Proverbs 23:12  (NIV)

Welcome to Tuesday! 

I am so glad to have my cool office environment back.  Although I have learned that the blog entry can be created even if I am sweating like crazy.  Sometimes there is no climate control limitations when I feel led to write what the Holy Spirit is providing.  I just threw a towel around my neck and got busy typing....

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The Blessing of Youth!

Posted by vking on July 21, 2013 at 8:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.  Proverbs 22:6 (NIV)

Welcome back to Monday Workday! 

I had a very fruitful weekend.  I was able to get to the post office and return an item for my business.  I was able to get quite a bit of writing done, but that's thanks in part to those fellow church members who provided the basic information for the articles.  I purchased some material, patterns etc ...

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Patience is Key!

Posted by vking on July 18, 2013 at 8:15 PM Comments comments (0)

A man's wisdom gives him patience; it is to his glory to overlook an offense.  Proverbs 19:11 (NIV)

Happy T G I F! Take a deep breath...close your eyes...relax.  This is summer in Cleveland.  I have to keep telling myself that.  Definitely not my time of year...definitely not.  And of course, it doesn't help to have your source of coolness not working for two of the hottest days of the year.  Combine that with hot flashes and you have a rec...

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He is Your Strong Tower!

Posted by vking on July 17, 2013 at 9:45 PM Comments comments (0)

He who answers before listening--that is his folly and his shame.  Proverbs 18:13 (NIV)

Hello Thursday! 

This is day 18 of our Journey Through the Book of Proverbs.  Another hot day in store for Cleveland and I am extremely thankful for central air.  I never realized how hard my system worked and how unaffected by these hot days it keeps us.  Well...I realize it now...with it not working.  I felt as though I just never stopped s...

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Pride is Destructive...

Posted by vking on July 16, 2013 at 10:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.  Proverbs 16:18 (KJV)

Welcome to 17 of our Journey Through the Book of Proverbs! 

Have you ever had one of those days when you feel as though you open your mouth and insert your foot?  I have...

I was so caught up in 'my play', that doing the 'right thing' just flew out the window!  Talk about embarrassing!  All I can do now is shake my head....

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Soft words...

Posted by vking on July 14, 2013 at 9:10 PM Comments comments (0)

A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance; but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.  Proverbs 15:13  (KJV)

Happy Monday!  We're back to the beginning of the workweek again.  Well...did you get everything done this weekend according to your plans?  I did...for the most part.  Perusing my To-Do list from last week for this past weekend shows I did everything but order a book for one of my ministries and buy some specialty tea bags.&...

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Hold Your Tongue!

Posted by vking on July 11, 2013 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.  Proverbs 12:18  (NIV)

Happy TGIF!'s finally the weekend! 

We all have a tendency to engage our mouths before we engage our brains.  Someone says or does something to us that we don't like and we call ourselves letting them have a piece of our mind.  We zing them!  Why?  We probably wonder that ourselves afterwards.  It may have ev...

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Make Someone's Day!

Posted by vking on July 10, 2013 at 8:15 PM Comments comments (0)

A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.  Proverbs 11:25 (NIV)

Happy Thursday!  I pray you are having a blessed and productive week so far.  Even though this week had the same number of hours as last week, somehow it is seemingly flying by.  Or maybe it's because I am involved in a lot of different projects.  Could be...

Anyway, I bet there are times when we all feel there's nothing we...

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Wisdom Flows...

Posted by vking on July 9, 2013 at 9:45 PM Comments comments (0)

The man of integrity walks securely, but he who takes crooked paths will be found out.  Proverbs 10:9  (NIV)

Happy Wednesday! 

Some of the chapters in the book of Proverbs pose challenges for me to bring to life and I am so glad that it's not on me to do that.  Thank you Lord for guiding my thoughts!  However, the tenth chapter of Proverbs is so full of instruction, knowledge and wisdom.  It's like our own personal 'How to do' guide ...

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Happy Birthday MOM!

Posted by vking on July 8, 2013 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live long and that it may go well with you in the land the Lord your God is giving you.  Deuteronomy 5:16  (NIV)


Today is July mother's birthday!  Yay!!

I know this is just supposed to be directed to my Journey through the Book of Proverbs, but I had to vee...

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Wonders of His Words!

Posted by vking on July 7, 2013 at 8:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom; I am understanding; I have strength.  Proverbs 8:14 (KJV)

Happy Monday! 

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  Mine was busy and very quick.  I had a doctor's appointment on Friday and of course I got turned around trying to find my way there.  Yes...I did use my gps, but that doesn't always guarantee that I will get to my destination without having to turn around at least one time.  That's why s...

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