Coffee and Wisdom: Who are you Mocking?

Now if two words belonged together it would be coffee and wisdom.  It is wise that I drink coffee everyday.  Two times a day is even better.  But this early morning hour the wisdom isn’t about coffee itself.  The coffee is just accompany the wisdom.

I have been reading through Proverbs in the morning before getting my family up.  For me this is not always easy as I am not a morning person.  School has started two weeks ago for our little public schooler and our homeschoolers will start today.  I have a child that is having difficulties sleeping and in turn I get less sleep too.  But that is a whole other story to write about.

Wisdom and coffee.   I read Proverbs 9 this morning.  Go ahead pull it out and read it if you would like.  What I love about Proverbs is all the nuggets of wisdom and advice given to the reader.  What I pulled from this mornings reading- vs 7 -12- is who you give advice and correction too.  Who are you handing down wisdom to? And who are you mocking?

Have you every tried to corrected someone who was mocking you or making fun of something.  Or who had a different view point than you?  What happened?  Chances are they came back not nicely.  And sometimes you are standing there stunned.  Like what just happened?  It is easy to get caught up in the firestorm of someone who is not living in a way that mocks what you believe.

I think these verse are advising us not to spend time on those who mock us.  They are warning us we will get hurt if you go down that road. 

But when you share your wisdom and views with other that are wise.  An open discussion can occur with a better chance to become wiser.

This goes both ways though.  Vs. 12  “If you are wise, your wisdom will help you. If you mock, you alone will be held responsible.”

Have I mocked others.  Yes. Many times and that road never goes well.

I pondered on that thought a bit this morning as I drank my coffee.  

How am I going to be wise today?  How am I going to gain wisdom.  And how am I not going to mock others. Where am I going to put my wisdom at?  Where am I not going to invest my time at?

Coffee and Wisdom.

Proverbs 9:7-12


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Our Resurrection Garden

It was my dear friend Sheila first showed this idea to me.  Before I knew it everyone was making them.  I was also getting ready to be away from the house for two weeks so I knew that I really could do this then.   When we came back, I knew for sure I was going to do it. We did ours a little to late-our grass did not grow really yet, but the kid had fun, and I had little devotions with each time.

To make you need

A bottom of a pot (saucer)

A small clay pot

soil

grass seed

a rock (use used the saucer that fit the small pot)

Rocks (we used the broken cement that was in our yard that the kids made a mess with -yep two stones on that one)

three crosses.  Most were making them with twigs and hot glue.  I use three cross from our church.  They were used as necklaces that everyone was wearing.

As we made it we talked about the story leading up to Good Friday.  We talked about why Jesus needed to goto the cross.

My Little Ham, always wanting to be in the picture!

It sat like this till the evening out Good Friday.  My original goal was to have them write and draw sins and put it in then close it up.  But we got back too late and they were so tired.  So we just “put” our sins in there, and closed it up.

There are three cross on there, the just put two of the side also.

My grass wasn’t growing fast so I covered with plastic wrap (left over from Christmas!)

On Saturday Isaiah asked me what was going on in the tomb.  I said a big battle.  He leans in to listen…”I think Jesus wins”  Oh from the mouth of children!

And now, the first thing they see before Easter Baskets is the open empty tomb.


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Bible Study Challenge

I love blogs, and watching what others are doing.  I love how some are doing these different day blogs, like meal Mondays or organization of Tuesdays.  And as I blog more and research I am learning about buttons and  how to bring adds to your pages, and how to a lot of things I didnt know about.  But one thing caught my eye today.  It was this Luke in 26 days.  If some remember I did John in 21 days last year!  That was to get ready for Advent.  This seems perfect for me.  So I am taking the challenge.  Come along with me. 
Luke with MomsToolbox

They use the Soap Method.

Pray, asking God to guide me through His Word and clear my mind of distractions.
Read the passage and find the one thing I believe God is telling me that morning. Then I journal about it using the acrostic SOAP as a guide.
S: Scripture-Write the ONE scripture that I feel God is using to speak to me in today’s reading
O: Observation-What might He be telling me with that scripture?
A: Application-How can I apply it to my life?
P: Prayer-What is my prayer to ask God in helping me to make that application?
SOAP

So I will be starting tomorrow, come along with me!


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