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The Way of Wisdom

Reading Proverbs turns on the lamps in the dark corners of life. ~Max Lucado's Life Lessons Study Bible~

Rebuke is more effective for a wise man than a hundred blows on a fool. ~Proverbs 17:10~
Whoever rewards evil for good, Evil will not depart from his house. ~Proverbs 17:13~
The beginning of strife is like releasing water, Therefore stop contention before a quarrel starts. ~Proverbs 17:14~
A friend loves at all times, And a brother is born for adversity. ~Proverbs 17:17~
He who has a deceitful heart finds no good, And he who has a perverse tongue falls into evil. ~Proverbs 17:20~
He who has a knowledge spares his words, And a man of understanding is of a calm spirit. ~Proverbs 17:27~
The words of a man's mouth are deep waters; The wellspring of wisdom is a flowing brook. ~Proverbs 18:4~
The name of the Lord is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe. ~Proverbs 18:10~
The heart of the prudent acquires knowledge, And the ear of the wise seeks knowledge. ~Proverbs 18:15~
A man's …

A Poem: Clothesline

I you them those people wouldn't it be lovely if one could live in a constant state of we? some of the most commonplace words can be some of the biggest dividers they what if there was no they? what if there was only us? if words could be seen as they floated out of our mouths would we feel no shame as they passed beyond our lips? if we were to string our words on a communal clothesline would we feel proud of our thoughts flapped in the breeze? ~Marilyn Maciel, "clothesline" 

The Way of Wisdom

Reading Proverbs turns on the lamps in the dark corners of life. ~Max Lucado's Life Lessons Study Bible~

Commit your works to the Lord and your thoughts will be established. ~Proverbs 16:3~ When a may ways please the Lord, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.  ~Proverbs 16:7~ Prides goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall. ~Proverbs 16:18~ Better to be a humble spirit with the lowly, Than to divide the spoil with the proud. ~Proverbs 16:19~ He who heeds the word wisely will find good, And whoever trusts in the Lord, happy is he. ~Proverbs 16:20~ The wise heart will be called prudent. And sweetness of the lips increases learning. ~Proverbs 16:21~ He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty. And he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city. ~Proverbs 16:32~ He who covers a transgression seeks love, But he who repeats a matter separates friends. ~Proverbs 17: 9~ He who has a deceitful heart finds no good. And he who has a perverse tongue falls into evil. ~P…

Blog Series Intro: Personal Resilience 101

Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving; we get stronger and more resilient.”
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

From time to time, we will feel dissatisfied with our life. Our dissatisfaction can be rooted in challenges from strained relationships, financial stress, bewilderment over our career, to sabotaging beliefs such as “what’s the use of trying sense nothing I can do will really changes anything”. Most of us have been conditioned to put up a good front when all hell seems to be breaking loose in our lives. We manage somehow to pull ourselves out of bed, even when we feel as if we have nothing more to give, just so that ends are met and that we look okay from the outside. During these periods of quiet desperation, when we feel like nothing seems to be working out, or going as we’d hoped or planned, it’s critical to our spiritual, mental and emotional well-being that we cultivate and nurture a resilient mindset. According to Robert Brooks PH.D. and Sam Goldstein,…