Marriages come in seasons: the romantic season of intense passion and unrealistic bliss, selective blindness and excessive loss of judgment, debt. The reality season includes eyes opened, work, kids, bills and sheer perseverance. The rich season for those who make it include rewards, experience, investments and romance. A persevering marriage has a sense of spiritual oneness...
Speaker: John McKinzie
Scripture: Mark 10:6-9, Proverbs 1:20-33, Proverbs 27:17-17
Lazy people procrastinate and are victimized by fear of disaster. They become vulnerable to destruction and deception. Restoration occurs when the sluggard proactively pursues God's will in every area of life: family, friendships, physical health, work place, finances and spiritual. Only one area of laziness can do real damage.
Speaker: Glenn Barteau
Scripture: Proverbs 1:1-5, Proverbs 2:1-5, Proverbs 12:1, Proverbs 13:14-15, Proverbs 17:10
Solomon enumerates the blessings of living by God's wisdom and the consequences of foolishness. Three basic principles emerge: accept God's plan for our lives, apply wisdom daily and cultivate wise friends. Now is the time to enroll in God's School of Wisdom. It pays dividends better than gold.
Speaker: Roger Barrier
Scripture: Proverbs 1:1-7, Proverbs 13:20, Proverbs 22:7, Proverbs 3:9-10
Topic: Spiritual Disciplines
Getting out of debt takes discipline, commitment and intensity. Work at a plan to remove debt. Stop borrowing money, live within your means, set aside an emergency fund, pay off the smallest balance, sell off assets and find additional employment if necessary.
Speaker: Jeff Jones
Scripture: Proverbs 1:20-21, Proverbs 6:1-5, Proverbs 14:23, Proverbs 21:5, Proverbs 22:7
Criticism is hard to handle -- mentally, emotionally and physically. When receiving criticism, remain humble and teachable, welcome rebukes to grow, and evaluate criticism in light of your purposes and calling in life. Criticism should be measured, valid, timely and given in a loving way.
Speaker: Roger Barrier
Scripture: Proverbs 1:1-5, Proverbs 2:1-5, Proverbs 12:1, Proverbs 12:15, Proverbs 13:14
Tomorrow I turn 40. Lord willing, I’m about halfway done with this marathon we call life. God has been so gracious to me. I have a godly wife who makes me laugh every day and two teenage children who grow daily in faith and wisdom. 25 and 27 years from now Camille and Soren will celebrate their 40th birthdays. This post is for them: it’s the hard-earned wisdom that I’ve...
Author: John Beeson
Scripture: Proverbs 1:5-5, Proverbs 22:7-7