Archives For Proverbs

When Life Spirals Out of Control

My four-pound superpup, Hershey brings so much joy to my life. Even with his small size, he certainly packs a powerful punch in the ways God uses him in my life.

I think back to a few years ago when Leif and I met him for the first time.

Tiny. Timid. Fearful.

As we gently picked him up to take him home for the first time, fear filled his body. We were taking him from everything he knew and was familiar—and it showed.

No eye contact. Tail between the legs. His tiny body trembling.

The whole drive we tried to offer comfort. We stroked his soft fur. We held him close. We kept repeating: Trust me. You’re going to be okay. Just trust me little Hershey. We’re going to take care of you.  

But he didn’t listen or understand. Like a horse with blinders, he was only focused on the fear around him, not realizing that we had his best intentions in mind and the fullness of life we were offering him. Continue Reading...

In the 40-Day Bible Reading Challenge, we had the opportunity to dive into Proverbs last week. My mind is still spinning around some of the moments of brilliance I read. I adore the way Eugene Peterson breaths fresh imagery and language into these Biblical gems.

Here are 6 breathtaking quotables from the Proverbs. [Tweet this] All are within an easy click to Tweet to your friends and Pin-able for all your fellow Pinterest-lovers!

PROVERBS“Don't ever say, “I’ll get you for that!” Wait for God; he’ll settle the score.” —Proverbs 20:22, #livewonderstruck [Tweet this]

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God Created Really Hot Sex

For me, this was by far the easiest week of the 40-Day Bible Reading Challenge during Lent.

If you’ve fallen behind, keep on going. You’re going to love Week Four’s reading. For a free download of the 40-Day Bible Reading Challenge, click here.

Covering the Books of Esther, Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Songs felt like a crash course in wisdom.

Through these books, I was reminded:  Continue Reading...

HEBREW POETRY

It’s almost time to check off Week Three of reading for the 40-Day Bible Challenge. Whether you’re reading the entire Bible or listening to an audiobible (free copies here!) during Lent, we’re excited you’re joining in. We never expected nearly 2000 people to download the free 40-Day Reading Guide in the first 24 hours. You can grab your copy by clicking here.

If you peek ahead at the reading guide, you’ll see that next week is almost completely poetry and wisdom literature.

The pages of Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Songs may bring some of us a sigh of relief. Not too many unpronounceable names, unknown places, or foreign laws.

Others of us may feel dread toward the strange illusions, awkward sentence structure, and bizarre language. You may ask yourself, “If this is poetry, why doesn’t it rhyme?” Continue Reading...