Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Proverbs 22:6 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (4/18/2018)...


CHILDREN LEARN WHAT THEY LIVE

By Dorothy Lawe Holt


If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.

If children live with hostility, they learn to fight.

If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive.

If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves.

If children live with ridicule, they learn to feel shy.

If children live with jealousy, they learn to feel envy.

If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty.

If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence.

BUT

If children live with tolerance, they learn patience.

If children live with praise, they learn appreciation.

If children live with acceptance, they learn to love.

If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.

If children live with recognition, they learn it is good to have a goal.

If children live with sharing, they learn generosity.

If children live with honesty, they learn truthfulness.

If children live with fairness, they learn justice.

If children live with kindness and consideration, they learn respect.

If children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and in those about them.

If children live with friendliness, they learn the world is a nice place in which to live.


Proverbs 22:6 (NLT) Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it.




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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Proverbs 20:19 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (4/17/2018)...


"The mockingbird has a song of its own, but it rarely uses it. Instead, it simply mocks the other birds near it. Whatever it hears, it repeats. If it hears the pleasant notes of a house wren, it repeats those pleasant notes. If it hears the plaintive scold of bluejay, it scolds like a bluejay. Whatever else may be said for the mockingbird, anything it has to say is secondhand."

  • Carl C. Williams

Proverbs 16:28 (NLT) A troublemaker plants seeds of strife; gossip separates the best of friends.


Proverbs 20:19 (NLT) A gossip goes around telling secrets, so don’t hang around with chatterers.


Titus 3:1-2 (NLT) Remind the believers to submit to the government and its officers. They should be obedient, always ready to do what is good. They must not slander anyone and must avoid quarreling. Instead, they should be gentle and show true humility to everyone.




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Monday, April 16, 2018

James 1:19-21 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (4/16/2018)...


"People who fly into a rage always make a bad landing."

  • Will Rogers

"A good thing to remember is that you can't save face if you lose you head!"

  • Unknown 


James 1:19-21 (NLT) Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. Human anger does not produce the righteousness God desires. So get rid of all the filth and evil in your lives, and humbly accept the word God has planted in your hearts, for it has the power to save your souls. 




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