Oct 23 2009

Proverbs and you

hey friends:)  it's the last day of pledge drive and it's just crazy!!  i have a second while a song is playing just to say...

keep reading the Proverbs, even if i don't post them here!!

last night, i turned out the light and realized:  i didn't post a Proverb on the blog!

and then i realized:  i didn't read a Proverb today!  so i turned back on the light and drank in Proverbs 22--so powerful, so true and so wonderful to think about as my pledge-drive-fatiged brain tried to turn off 800-525-5683:)))

so, i'm pressed for time this morning...time to go back on the air even right now.

so grab you a Bible and read Proverbs 23 before this October 23 is done...

and keep listening today to see if we hit 100%.

God is moving.

love in Christ,

Lis

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Oct 21 2009

Quotes from this morning...

During Pledge Drive this morning, I read some quotes from John C. Maxwell's book Encouragement Changes Everything.  Here they are...

God’s love for us gives us the reason to encourage others.  God’s love in us gives us the ability to encourage others.  God’s love through us gives us the way to encourage others.  -John C. Maxwell

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There are three kinds of people in the world today.  There are "well-poisoners," who discourage you and stomp on your creativity and tell you what you can't do.  There are "lawn-mowers," people who are well-intentioned but self-absorbed; they tend to their own needs, mow their own lawns, and never leave their yards to help another person.  Finally, there are "life-enhancers," people who reach out to enrich the lives of others, to lift them up and inspire them.  We need to be life-enhancers, and we need to surround ourselves with life-enhancers.  -Walt Disney

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Thank you to our friend Jeannie for sending us the book with these quotes.  It's a great little book, especially encouraging to us during this pledge drive.

 

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Oct 21 2009

Victory rests with the Lord (read the last verse!)

 Hello friends who are reading through Proverbs with us in October!  Proverbs 21 is SO rich.  I'm just trying not to live our verses 9 & 19:)  Enjoy these words of wisdom... blessings, Lis

Proverbs 21 (NIV)

 1 The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD;
       he directs it like a watercourse wherever he pleases.

 2 All a man's ways seem right to him,
       but the LORD weighs the heart.

 3 To do what is right and just
       is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.

 4 Haughty eyes and a proud heart,
       the lamp of the wicked, are sin!

 5 The plans of the diligent lead to profit
       as surely as haste leads to poverty.

 6 A fortune made by a lying tongue
       is a fleeting vapor and a deadly snare.

 7 The violence of the wicked will drag them away,
       for they refuse to do what is right.

 8 The way of the guilty is devious,
       but the conduct of the innocent is upright.

 9 Better to live on a corner of the roof
       than share a house with a quarrelsome wife.

 10 The wicked man craves evil;
       his neighbor gets no mercy from him.

 11 When a mocker is punished, the simple gain wisdom;
       when a wise man is instructed, he gets knowledge.

 12 The Righteous One takes note of the house of the wicked
       and brings the wicked to ruin.

 13 If a man shuts his ears to the cry of the poor,
       he too will cry out and not be answered.

 14 A gift given in secret soothes anger,
       and a bribe concealed in the cloak pacifies great wrath.

 15 When justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous
       but terror to evildoers.

 16 A man who strays from the path of understanding
       comes to rest in the company of the dead.

 17 He who loves pleasure will become poor;
       whoever loves wine and oil will never be rich.

 18 The wicked become a ransom for the righteous,
       and the unfaithful for the upright.

 19 Better to live in a desert
       than with a quarrelsome and ill-tempered wife.

 20 In the house of the wise are stores of choice food and oil,
       but a foolish man devours all he has.

 21 He who pursues righteousness and love
       finds life, prosperity and honor.

 22 A wise man attacks the city of the mighty
       and pulls down the stronghold in which they trust.

 23 He who guards his mouth and his tongue
       keeps himself from calamity.

 24 The proud and arrogant man-"Mocker" is his name;
       he behaves with overweening pride.

 25 The sluggard's craving will be the death of him,
       because his hands refuse to work.

 26 All day long he craves for more,
       but the righteous give without sparing.

 27 The sacrifice of the wicked is detestable—
       how much more so when brought with evil intent!

 28 A false witness will perish,
       and whoever listens to him will be destroyed forever.

 29 A wicked man puts up a bold front,
       but an upright man gives thought to his ways.

 30 There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan
       that can succeed against the LORD.

 31 The horse is made ready for the day of battle,
       but victory rests with the LORD.

New International Version (NIV)

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Oct 20 2009

Pledge Drive and Proverbs

Hey:)  Thanks for stopping by the K-LOVE Morning Show blog.  It's already late in the day and I'm just now posting today's Proverb (for those of us who are reading through the book of Proverbs in the month of October).  Why the delay?  Pledge Drive brain.  :)  I was driving to get my boys' haircut and realized:  no Proverb today.  So as I get ready to get ready for bed, I just wanted to take a minute to...

Thank you for reading through the Proverbs with us.

Thank you for listening during Pledge Drive week.

Thank you for praying, if you would, for our staff as we continue the Pledge Drive for the rest of this week. 

It's been very precious for us to see how many people have gotten in touch to support the station.  K-LOVE only exists because of God's people responding to Him and taking care of the financial needs of all that happens at K-LOVE.

So here's today's Proverb, while it's barely still today:)  blessings, Lis

Proverbs 20 (Contemporary English Version)

  1It isn't smart to get drunk!

   Drinking makes a fool of you

   and leads to fights.

    2An angry ruler

   is like a roaring lion--

   make either one angry,

   and you are dead.

    3It makes you look good

   when you avoid a fight--

   only fools love to quarrel.

    4If you are too lazy to plow,

   don't expect a harvest.

    5Someone's thoughts may be

   as deep as the ocean,

   but if you are smart,

   you will discover them.

    6There are many who say,

   "You can trust me!"

   But can they be trusted?

    7Good people live right,

   and God blesses the children

   who follow their example.

    8When rulers decide cases,

   they weigh the evidence.

    9Can any of us really say,

   "My thoughts are pure,

   and my sins are gone"?

    10Two things the LORD hates

   are dishonest scales

   and dishonest measures.

    11The good or bad

   that children do

   shows what they are like.

    12Hearing and seeing

   are gifts from the LORD.

    13If you sleep all the time,

   you will starve;

   if you get up and work,

   you will have enough food.

    14Everyone likes to brag

   about getting a bargain.

    15Sensible words are better

   than gold or jewels.

    16You deserve to lose your coat

   if you loan it to someone

   to guarantee payment

   for the debt of a stranger.

    17The food you get by cheating

   may taste delicious,

   but it turns to gravel.

    18Be sure you have sound advice

   before making plans

   or starting a war.

    19Stay away from gossips--

   they tell everything.

    20Children who curse their parents

   will go to the land of darkness

   long before their time.

    21Getting rich quick may turn out to be a curse.

    22Don't try to get even.

   Trust the LORD,

   and he will help you.

    23The LORD hates dishonest scales

   and dishonest weights.

   So don't cheat!

    24How can we know

   what will happen to us

   when the LORD alone decides?

    25Don't fall into the trap

   of making promises to God

   before you think!

    26A wise ruler severely punishes

   every criminal.

    27Our inner thoughts are a lamp

   from the LORD,

   and they search our hearts.

    28Rulers are protected

   by God's mercy and loyalty,

   but  they must be merciful for their kingdoms to last.

    29Young people take pride

   in their strength,

   but the gray hairs of wisdom

   are even more beautiful.

    30A severe beating can knock all

   of the evil out of you!

 

Contemporary English Version (CEV)

Copyright © 1995 by American Bible Society

blessings, Lis

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