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Proverbs 23:15-16

My son, if your heart is wise, My own heart also will be glad; And my inmost being will rejoice When your lips speak what is right. Proverbs 23:15-16 NASB When one of our children does something sinful, it is tough to see and then deal with effectively, especially if we are embarrassed or hurt… Continue Reading

Proverbs 22:9

Proverbs 22 He who is generous will be blessed, For he gives some of his food to the poor. Proverbs 22:9 NASB Most of us have heard of many great organizations that give to the poor and help take care of those in need. We often close our eyes and ears to what is going… Continue Reading

Proverbs 21:19

Proverbs 21 It is better to live in a desert land than with a quarrelsome and fretful woman. Proverbs 21:19 ESV fret·ful /fretfəl/adjective feeling or expressing distress or irritation. as “the baby was crying with a fretful whimper” Or, in our cases, “the mama was stewing with a fretful sigh” Ah, how often do we pat… Continue Reading

Proverbs 20:3

Proverbs 20 It is an honor for a man to keep aloof from strife, but every fool will be quarreling. Proverbs 20:3 ESV When we hear quarreling, we often want to get involved and repair the damaging relationship, whether it is our fight or not. How often, however, have we seen someone, often our husbands, kick… Continue Reading

Proverbs 19:2

Proverbs 19 Also it is not good for a person to be without knowledge, And he who hurries his footsteps errs. Proverbs 19:2 NASB Often we agree to do a task or fill a position before knowing all that we are expected to do. Whether it is due to our people-pleasing, our desire to belong, our… Continue Reading

Proverbs 18:9

Proverbs 18 He also who is slack in his work is brother to him who destroys. Proverbs 18:9 NASB I love to read. I enjoy watching home improvement shows. I need down time. We all do. However, with social media, books on our phones, and endless show viewing options, we can become ‘slack’ instead of… Continue Reading

Proverbs 17:9

Proverbs 17 Whoever covers an offense seeks love, but he who repeats a matter separates close friends. Proverbs 17:9 ESV When we as women go through the deepest valleys in our relationships, we often want to share our experiences with friends in order to validate the experiences, or our own actions through them. However, we… Continue Reading

Proverbs 16:7

Proverbs 16 When a man’s ways please the Lord, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him. Proverbs 16:7 ESV Many of us are people-pleasers. We desire to keep peace and to make those around us happy. Often, however, we do not take into account that many of our behaviors are not… Continue Reading

Proverbs 15:4

Proverbs 15 A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit. Proverbs 15:4 ESV Have you ever had ‘venom’ in your voice? We mamas will often be frustrated, tired, exasperated, or more, and then our little ones (or big ones) do something that just sends us over the top.… Continue Reading

Proverbs 14:30

Proverbs 14 A tranquil heart gives life to the flesh, but envy makes the bones rot. Proverbs 14:30 ESV Our first thoughts may go to envying the bigger house or nicer car down the street, but think for a minute about the envy inside our homes. Do you envy your husband sleeping in on his… Continue Reading

Proverbs 13:11

Proverbs 13 Wealth obtained by fraud dwindles, But the one who gathers by labor increases it. Proverbs 13:11 NASB Ladies, let’s focus on the second half of that verse. How often do our kids talk about becoming a millionaire and what they will do with their money? If we are honest with ourselves, how often do we… Continue Reading

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