Monday, July 2, 2012

Mommy Tips Monday

Great mommy tip coming from my very own mommy. Not only does she have a degree in chemistry but a PhD in Motherhood! LOL She's been a mom to me and my 2 sisters for 40+ years.

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Another great idea from my very own Mommy... get your spiritual nutrition by have a Proverbs a Day for Breakfast. During the school year especially, from Monday through Friday, my sisters and I would read from the book of Proverbs. We would take turns each day and pick a verse or the entire chapter that corresponded with that day of the month. Then we would discuss what it meant. This helped us grow not only spiritually but also helped increase our vocabulary, built our confidence in reading outloud, and built our reading skills. We read from the King James version of the Bible and from the Good News paraphrased book. There also was a dictionary available so if there was a not commonly used word like "wrath" that we didn't quite understand we could look it up on the spot.

So today we would read from Proverbs 2(copied from ...

Proverbs 2
Moral Benefits of Wisdom

1 My son, if you accept my words
and store up my commands within you,
2 turning your ear to wisdom
and applying your heart to understanding,
3 and if you call out for insight
and cry aloud for understanding,
4 and if you look for it as for silver
and search for it as for hidden treasure,
5 then you will understand the fear of the Lord
and find the knowledge of God.
6 For the Lord gives wisdom,
and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
7 He holds victory in store for the upright,
he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless,
8 for he guards the course of the just
and protects the way of his faithful ones.

9 Then you will understand what is right and just
and fair—every good path.
10 For wisdom will enter your heart,
and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.
11 Discretion will protect you,
and understanding will guard you.

12 Wisdom will save you from the ways of wicked men,
from men whose words are perverse,
13 who leave the straight paths
to walk in dark ways,
14 who delight in doing wrong
and rejoice in the perverseness of evil,
15 whose paths are crooked
and who are devious in their ways.

16 It will save you also from the adulteress,
from the wayward wife with her seductive words,
17 who has left the partner of her youth
and ignored the covenant she made before God.[a]
18 For her house leads down to death
and her paths to the spirits of the dead.
19 None who go to her return
or attain the paths of life.

20 Thus you will walk in the ways of good men
and keep to the paths of the righteous.
21 For the upright will live in the land,
and the blameless will remain in it;
22 but the wicked will be cut off from the land,
and the unfaithful will be torn from it.

Footnotes:a.Proverbs 2:17 Or covenant of her God

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