Thursday, October 1

October One!

First of all, let me just say… HAPPY OCTOBER!!! I absolutely LOVE the month of October. It could possibly have something to do with the fact that SOMEONE’s (ME!) birthday is on the 20th… but really I just love the whole month for everything about it! It is officially the beginning of fall! I love fall! The changes of the colors.. the weather starting to get cooler.. LOVE IT! So.. Happy October!! May it be as exciting and fun-filled for you as I’m sure it will be for us! :)

To go along with the month of October, I will be participating in K-Love’s 31 Proverbs for 31 Days. I will be reading and sharing a proverb every day. I heard about this on the radio this morning and thought it sounded like a good idea to go along with.. little did I know, I think God was trying to send me a little message. Lately, I’ve been trying to renew my relationship with him. I’ve been praying for a new beginning, a better way to bring Him into my family more and more. I’ve been praying for guidance and discipline. Well, this morning when I began to read the first proverb, there it was…

“The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel:

for attaining wisdom and discipline;
for understanding words of insight;

for acquiring a disciplined and prudent life,
doing what is right and just and fair; “

It was like God was speaking to me.. that this is something I need to do! So… here I go! 31 Proverbs in 31 Days!

Proverbs 1

The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel:

2 for attaining wisdom and discipline;
for understanding words of insight;

3 for acquiring a disciplined and prudent life,
doing what is right and just and fair;

4 for giving prudence to the simple,
knowledge and discretion to the young-

5 let the wise listen and add to their learning,
and let the discerning get guidance-

6 for understanding proverbs and parables,
the sayings and riddles of the wise.

7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge,
but fools despise wisdom and discipline.

8 Listen, my son, to your father's instruction
and do not forsake your mother's teaching.

9 They will be a garland to grace your head
and a chain to adorn your neck.

10 My son, if sinners entice you,
do not give in to them.

11 If they say, "Come along with us;
let's lie in wait for someone's blood,
let's waylay some harmless soul;

12 let's swallow them alive, like the grave,
and whole, like those who go down to the pit;

13 we will get all sorts of valuable things
and fill our houses with plunder;

14 throw in your lot with us,
and we will share a common purse"-

15 my son, do not go along with them,
do not set foot on their paths;

16 for their feet rush into sin,
they are swift to shed blood.

17 How useless to spread a net
in full view of all the birds!

18 These men lie in wait for their own blood;
they waylay only themselves!

19 Such is the end of all who go after ill-gotten gain;
it takes away the lives of those who get it.

20 Wisdom calls aloud in the street,
she raises her voice in the public squares;

21 at the head of the noisy streets she cries out,
in the gateways of the city she makes her speech:

22 "How long will you simple ones love your simple ways?
How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate knowledge?

23 If you had responded to my rebuke,
I would have poured out my heart to you
and made my thoughts known to you.

24 But since you rejected me when I called
and no one gave heed when I stretched out my hand,

25 since you ignored all my advice
and would not accept my rebuke,

26 I in turn will laugh at your disaster;
I will mock when calamity overtakes you-

27 when calamity overtakes you like a storm,
when disaster sweeps over you like a whirlwind,
when distress and trouble overwhelm you.

28 "Then they will call to me but I will not answer;
they will look for me but will not find me.

29 Since they hated knowledge
and did not choose to fear the LORD,

30 since they would not accept my advice
and spurned my rebuke,

31 they will eat the fruit of their ways
and be filled with the fruit of their schemes.

32 For the waywardness of the simple will kill them,
and the complacency of fools will destroy them;

33 but whoever listens to me will live in safety
and be at ease, without fear of harm."

I hope you enjoy this journey with me!

On a side note, last night I made my little E-Man a jon jon for picture day! I have to say.. it turned out pretty cute!! He LOVED it!

*those are definitely faux buttons!! :) i'm not so good at button holes just yet.. ha!

*my quick and easy solution to not being able to do button holes... SNAPS!! love it! (and super easy for a potty trainer!*
how cute is this little football?! Hobby Lobby... $2! Love it!

I hope everyone has a great October ONE! Proverb 2 tomorrow!! I can not wait!


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