God Hates Hands That Shed Innocent Blood

There are six things the Lord hates; seven that are an abomination to Him: Haughty eyes, lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood; a heart that devises wicked plans; feet that haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers. Proverbs 6: 16-19. Jesus told His listeners and us if one harbors hatred in his heart, he is guilty of murder. Scripture: You have heard it said, You shall not commit murder.. but I say everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment. Matthew 5: 21-26. I remember many years ago while teaching a women’s Bible …

Our Haughty Hearts Devise Evil

Scripture: There are six things the Lord hates; seven that are an abomination to Him: Haughty eyes, lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood; a heart that devises wicked plans; feet that haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers. Proverbs 6: 16-19. Our haughty hearts devise evil Scripture: “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” Romans 12: 21. What are some ways in which this can be achieved? This is a truthful saying that an idle brain is the devil’s playhouse. But some positive ways to prevent that in your life is to be busy doing …

Feet That Make Haste To Do Evil

Scripture: There are six things the Lord hates; seven that are an abomination to Him: Haughty eyes, lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood; a heart that devises wicked plans; feet that haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers. Proverbs 6: 16-19. Feet that make haste to do evil This scripture isn’t referring to accidentally stumbling upon evil, but could be applied to gossip. This is an example: once some women were at a quilting bee, each confessed to certain flaws in her character, and one woman wastes no time in sharing these flaws with her friends. While …

Use Discretion When Selecting Friends

Scripture: There are six things the Lord hates; seven that are an abomination to Him: Haughty eyes, lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood; a heart that devises wicked plans; feet that haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers. Proverbs 6: 16-19. Use discretion when selecting friends Don’t breathe out lies and falsely accuse one misrepresenting the truth, or covering some guilt, and do not let mercy and truth forsake you: bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your life; so shall you find favor and good understanding in God’s sight.  Based on Proverbs 3: …

Let Freedom RING!

My laptop screen died.  I possessed a God-given sense to self, just failed to have the sense to “Cart and Check-out” with the correct item.  The faithful UPS driver was certainly happy when I finally hit the screen lottery!  That little chasing my tail story to say this, blogging happens when the need arises and bless it, the need arises at odd times.  Odd places.  Odd places require a lap top.  Laptop died.  My freedom to blog as before was no more.  A silly thing really; but silly, real and hindered.  My freedom and a itty-bitty ministry was hindered. My …

Birth Marks and the “Heart Parts”

My family and I have conversations about strange things. I’ve always enjoyed listening to my kids and how their minds work in comparison of my own. During a recent road trip, the topic of the moment was birth marks. I named each and the location. The kids were a bit “weirded out” for lack of a better vocabulary and to quote the teen gibberish of the time. I was immediately hit with stinging darts as to how I can remember the shapes and locations of such as birth marks but often can’t recall the correct sibling’s name or who likes …

God, You’ve Worn Out Your Welcome

God, you’ve worn out your welcome. There are numerous country western songs on life in small towns. And for some reason, my heart loves them all! I’m a small community gal at heart. I enjoy school open houses that turn into reunions, grocery isle catch-ups, and coffee drinking, problems solvers at the station. Maybe only one time in my life have I considered just packing up and moving; only to have God remind just where He planted His crop! Life here is not easy; nor is it slow, regardless of what your music stream sings to you. Life here is …

For Mine Eyes Have Seen

For mine eyes have seen… We have a daughter that is a glasses girl. It’s a big part of her physical feature and enhances her fun personality.  However, for the last several years, the prescription changes far faster than either the doctors or I can keep track. Time escaped and the prescription changed drastically. While driving home, she talked and talked about viewing details. And when I say details, for the first time, she realized trees had leaves high in the their tops. Sounds ridiculous, right. My daughter had been living her life not viewing the leaves in the tops …

Paul and a Farmer’s Tan

  The summer harvest time is certainly a favorite.  In small farm-like community you will most likely, at some point, drive behind a gentleman moving his equipment from one field to another. Slow and steady, the driver eases to and from an acre of green to the next. It is likely that in your haste to pass the man and his equipment, you’ve not considered nor witnessed the long and hot preparation to hit the highway or side road. You just need to move on; pass; and get on with the drive.  In our family, the guys have always broke, …

Cue The Smile

CUE THE SMILE; WELCOME TO WORSHIP SERVICES. Proper church work is God’s work; and it’s important! And I believe it! But can we just take a moment and be honest! While reading my commentary, please provide a bit of lee- way, this is the blog of a grace guzzling sinner that attends worship service for worship! There is much buzz on media outlets as to church etiquette, how to make visitors feel welcome, how to make new parents feel welcome, how to make new couples feel welcome, and the lists and suggestions go on and on. The writers and sites …