Proverbs 25

Proverbs-Series

Here are some great gems of wisdom for us today from Proverbs 25 (from the Message Bible translation):

Vs. 2. God delights in concealing things; scientists delight in discovering things.

The world is full of mystery, hidden by God. He delights in those who seek him and the truths embedded in his amazing world.… Read the rest

Les Miserables

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Two weeks ago, my family and I attended the Les Miserables stage production at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Melbourne. It is one of our favourite productions. We have watched the 25th annviersary edition DVD recorded at the London O2 arena a dozen or so times and it never fails to move us (the finale, which is a 30 minute standing ovation and encore that brought the 1985 cast on-stage, is worth the price of the DVD).… Read the rest

Proverbs 18

Some more wisdom from the book of Proverbs (the Message Bible translation): 

Vs.4. Many words rush along like rivers in flood, but deep wisdom flows up from artesian springs.

Take time to draw out wisdom from those you converse with today. 

Vs.8. Listening to gossip is like eating cheap candy; do you really want junk like that in your belly.Read the rest

Proverbs 11

Proverbs-SeriesHere are a few of the gems of wisdom available for us today from Proverbs 11 (from the Message Bible translation):

Vs.14. Without good direction, people lose their way; the more wise counsel you follow, the better your chances.

Who speaks into your life?… Read the rest

When Families Break Down

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Divorce and Remarriage

In Matthew 19:1-9, we have a record of the Pharisees trying to trick Jesus with a question about divorce, a hotly debated topic of his day. Everyone today has or knows a friend or family member who has been divorced and possibly remarried, or maybe we have even gone through that experience ourselves.… Read the rest

Soul Keeping

John-ortberg-pastor-of-menlo-park-presbyterian-church-published-april-2014-his-new-book-soul-keeping-caring-for-the-most-important-part-of-youJohn Ortberg's latest book is called Soul Keeping: Caring for the Most Important Part of You. John is a well-known pastor, speaker and best-selling author from the USA. In this excellent book, he delves into the inner world of our soul, exposing what the soul needs and showing how it can be restored. 

John, who has a doctorate in both theology and psychology, is an engaging writer, drawing insights from Scripture, human experience, his own personal life, as well as his unique mentoring relationship with the late Dallas Willard.Read the rest

Never Say Die!

Are you feeling a bit discouraged or down? Do you feel like quitting or giving up? We've all been there at one time or another. Today I was searching through some old quotes and came upon this true story. Hopefully, it will encourage you today … to never say die.… Read the rest

Proverbs 4

Proverbs-SeriesThe book of Proverbs chapter 4 has some terrific wisdom for us today (from the Message Bible translation): 

Vs.4-9. Above all and before all, do this: Get Wisdom!
Write this at the top of your list: Get Understanding!
Throw your arms around her – believe me, you won't regret it;
never let her go – she'll make your life glorious.Read the rest