March 25: Proverbs 25:15 "A Gentle Tongue"

Proverbs 25:15    Through patience a ruler can be persuaded, and a gentle tongue can break a bone. Often, it takes time for something we desire to take place. That is where persistence pays off. Even the “powers that be” can be persuaded with consistent persistence. ...

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March 22- Proverbs 22:1

We continue looking at a chapter of Proverbs daily.  Today is March22, so it’s chapter 22. The first verse of this chapter is probably my favorite in the entire 31 chapters. “A good name is to be desired above great riches.” Being given a good ...

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Fri. March 19@Proverbs 19

Proverbs 19:8   “He that getteth wisdom loveth his own soul.” It’s important to have a lifelong goal of learning.  As I’ve mentioned before, it’s called “a learner’s lean.” An eagerness to be “a sponge.” Soaking up new knowledge. A willingness to listen. A hunger, even ...

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Thur. March 18 Proverbs

We’re working through one proverb per day corresponding to the day of the month.  Today we’re in Proverbs 18. Proverbs 18:12   “Before destruction a man’s heart is haughty, but humility comes before honor.” I’ve never noticed it before, but this is the 4-H verse.  The ...

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Wed. March 17 Proverbs 17

I climbed Croagh Patrick in March 2007 during a sleet storm.  St. Patrick is one of my heroes.  A foreigner who went to a pagan country and saw the entire nation come to Christ during his lifetime.  If you don’t know his story, read it. ...

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Tues. March 16 Proverbs 16:3

We’re continuing looking at favorite Proverbs from the corresponding day.  March 16 means Proverbs 16 One of my favorite verses is Proverbs 16:3 Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. Whatever work we do is worthy of our best. Our ...

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Monday, March 15

Proverbs by the Day A good Bible reading plan includes the book of Proverbs. It contains thirty-one chapters loaded with common sense,  wisdom, and insightful sayings.  By reading a chapter per day you can finish it in a month.  Then turn around and do it ...

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Friday, March 12

The Creek named Dry Creek I live in the village/small community called Dry Creek.  The actual creek flows through our community. Oldtimers told me the original Indian name for the creek was “Beautiful Creek” and the English translation got mixed up. Regardless, this area is ...

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Wed. March 10 "Musings"

Life is a big circle. That’s one thing being middle-aged teaches you. It all comes back around sooner or later. And that’s a good thing. An Echo from the Pines Yesterday I was at one of the prettiest cemeteries in America, Lyles Cemetery.  If you’ve ...

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Sat. March 6 "Where Everyone is your Uncle or Aunt"

I grew up in a great place – the rural South. There are so many wonderful things about a country Southern upbringing.  One of the best parts is the large extended family you grow up in.  As a small boy I had a multitude of ...

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Wed. March 3

In this excerpt from A Good Place,  12 year old Mayo is being chased by a wild bull called “Roscoe.”  I grew up in “Open Range” country where cattle roamed everywhere.  The story below is gleaned from an old family story concerning my great great ...

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Living in the Past But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead. –Paul in Philippians 3: 13 My current manuscript, A Spent Bullet, deals with two young Americans in 1941 who have regrets from the past. Harry, a ...

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Wed. Feb. 24, 2010

Quote for the day: “A writer should strive to be a person on whom nothing is lost.”  -Henry James Readers:  Here is a link to an excellent blog by my friend, Dr. David Holder:   http://drdave3.blogspot.com/ Pickups and Real Men I often listen to Dave Ramsey ...

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Tues. Feb. 23 God still speaks in the wilderness

“Now the Lord spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai.” -Numbers 1:1 (NKJV) It’s often easy to skip over a verse. I’m sure I’ve read the “book of Numbers numerous times.” (How’s that for alliteration.) There’s truth in this verse that simply states how ...

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