Friday, October 29, 2010

Proverbs 22:26-27

"Don't promise to pay what someone else owes, and don't guarantee anyone's loan. If you cannot pay the loan, your own bed may be taken right out from under you." Proverbs 22:26-27

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Proverbs 24:26

"An honest answer is as pleasing as a kiss on the lips." Proverbs 24:26

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Proverbs 18:13

"Anyone who answers without listening is foolish and confused." Proverbs 18:13

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Proverbs 21:2

"You may believe you are doing right, but the LORD judges your reasons." Proverbs 21:2

Sunday, October 24, 2010

The War Within Us (Romans 7:14-25)

We know that the law is spiritual, but I am not spiritual since sin rules me as if I were its slave. I do not understand the things I do. I do not do what I want to do, and I do the things I hate. And If I do not want to do the hated things I do, that means I agree that the law is good. But I am not really the one who is doing these hated things; it is sin living in me that does them. Yes, I know that nothing good lives in me - I mean nothing good lives in the part of me that is earthly and sinful. I want to do the things that are good, but I do not do them. I do not do the good things I want to do, but I do the bad things I do not want to do. So if I do things I do not want to do, then I am not the one doing them. It is sin living in me that does those things.

So I have learned this rule: When I want to do good, evil is there with me. In my mind, I'm happy with God's law. But I see another law working in my body, which makes war against the law that my mind accepts. That other law working in my body is the law of sin, and it makes me its prisoner. What a miserable man I am! Who will save me from this body that brings me death? I thank God for saving me through Jesus Christ our Lord!

So In my mind I am a slave to God's law, but in my sinful self I am a slave to the law of sin.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Proverbs 11:2

‎"Pride leads only to shame; it is wise to be humble." Proverbs 11:2 more at

Friday, October 22, 2010

Should my Child's bad attitude alarm me?

I've got this quote from Dennis and Barbara Rainey article in Parenting. I recommend that you read it too. I excerpt some statement to post it here.

It is a rare adolescent who does not fall victim to the trap of attitude. Regularly, teens will display self-conceit or arrogance: "I can do it myself!" "Leave me alone!" "What do you know anyway?"

At the core of adolescent behavior is pride, rebellion, and undisguised self-centeredness. It is the root disease of the human heart. Because teens are trying to figure out who they are, what they are supposed to do, what's expected of them, all of these issues focus on the big me.

I want to share some bible verses to help us parents.

"Pride leads only to shame; it is  wise to be humble." Proverbs 11:2
"Pride only leads to argument, but those who take advice are wise." Proverbs 13:10
"Pride will destroy a person; a proud attitude leads to ruin." Proverbs 16:18
"Proud people will be made humble, and they will bow low with shame. At the time only the LORD will still be praised." Isaiah 2:11
"In the same way, younger people should be willing to be under older people. And all of you should be very humble with each other." 1 Peter 5:5
"God is against proud, but he gives grace to the humble." Proverbs 3:34

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


The Mayonnaise Jar

When things in your life seem, Almost too much to handle,When 24 Hours in a day is not enough,Remember the mayonnaise jar and 2 cups of coffee.

A professor stood before his philosophy classAnd had some items in front of him.When the class began, wordlessly,He picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jarAnd proceeded to fill it with golf balls.

He then asked the students, If the jar was full.They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and pouredthem into the jar. He shook the jar lightly.The pebbles rolled into the open Areas between the golf balls.

He then asked The students againIf the jar was full.. They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand And poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else.He asked once more if the jar was full. The students respondedWith an unanimous 'yes.'

The professor then produced Two cups of coffee from under the tableAnd poured the entire contents Into the jar, effectively Filling the Empty space between the sand.The students laughed.

'Now,' said the professor, As the laughter subsided,'I want you to recognize that This jar represents your life.

The golf balls are the important things - your partner, family,children, health, friends, favorite passions and your Maker.Things that if everything else was lost And only they remained, Your life would still be full.

The pebbles are the other things that matter Like your job, house, and car.

The sand is everything else --The small stuff.

'If you put the sand into the jar first,' He continued,'there is no room for The pebbles or the golf balls.The same goes for life.

If you spend all your time And energy on the small stuff,You will never have room for The things that areImportant to you.


Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.Play with your children.Take time to get medical checkups.Take your partner out to dinner. There will always be time To clean the house and fix the disposal. 'The things that really matter.Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.'

One of the students raised her handAnd inquired what the coffee represented.

The professor smiled.'I'm glad you asked'.
It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a cup of coffee or two with one of your friends.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Matthew 23:12

"Whoever makes himself great will be humble. Whoever makes himself humble will be made great." Matthew 23:12

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Proverbs 16:5

"The Lord hates those who are proud" Proverbs 16:5

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Proverbs 10:12

Hatred stirs up trouble,
   but love forgives all wrongs.

Proverbs 10:3

"The Lord does not let good people go hungry, but he keeps evil people from getting what they want." Proverbs 10:3

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Proverbs 8:30-31

     I was like a child by his side.
I was delighted every day,
       enjoying his presence all the time,
enjoying the whole word,
       and delighted with all its people.

1 John 3:17-18

"Let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth" 1 John 3:18

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Revelation 20:13

"They were judged, every one of them according to their deeds." Revelation 20:13

Saturday, October 9, 2010

James 1:22

"Prove yourselves the doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves" James 1:22

Friday, October 8, 2010

Ecclesiastes 5:5

It is better that you should not vow than that you should vow and not pay. Ecclesiastes 5:5

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Psalm 1:1

Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. Psalm 1:1

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Psalm 127:3

Children are a gift from the Lord; babies are a reward. Psalm 127:3

Monday, October 4, 2010

Psalm 27:1

"The LORD is my light and my salvation- whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life- of whom shall I be afraid?"
Psalm 27:1

Proverbs 27:1

“Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth.”- Proverbs 27:1

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Warning About Adultery (Proverbs 5:1-6)

My son, pay attention to my wisdom; listen to my words of understanding. Be careful to use good sense, and watch what you say. The words of another man's wife may seem sweet as honey; they may be as smooth as olive oil. But in the end she will bring you sorrow, causing you pain like a two-edged sword. She is on the way to death; her steps are headed straight to the grave. She gives little thought to life. She doesn't even know that her ways are wrong. Proverbs 5:1-6