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Day 13 Proverbs Challenge: Don’t! Stop! Nurturing A Teachable Spirit

by Harriett V. Bennett

A wise child accepts a parent’s discipline; a mocker refuses to listen to correction.

Proverbs 13:1 (NLT)

As Pamela Wright read this scripture in Sunday School, she couldn’t help but smile, remembering how, in her youth, she misunderstood this scripture because she thought, back then, her older brother and sister must have been the “wisest” people she knew. It seemed like they were always “accepting discipline” from their mother and father.  That was until she actually realized that they didn’t have much choice in the matter.  If one did something, the other one was close by.  They were thick as thieves, like two peas in a pod, like night and, well, night.  Pamela grew up in a loving home, the middle child in a family of seven siblings.  It was an interesting position to be in.  She was in-between two groups of attention grabbers: there were the older kids who were taking chances occasionally doing the wrong thing and the younger kids, the little cutie pies who could do no wrong.  And there she was in the middle.

Now let me get back to my opening statement.  Continue reading

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Day 7 Proverbs Challenge: A String Around Your Finger

by Harriett V. Bennett

Follow my advice, my son; always treasure my commands. Obey my commands and live!

Guard my instructions as you guard your own eyes. Tie them on your fingers as a reminder.

Write them deep within your heart. 

Love wisdom like a sister; make insight a beloved member of your family.

Let them protect you from an affair with an immoral woman, from listening to the flattery of a promiscuous woman.

Proverbs 7: 1-5 (NLT)

I love old movies.  I’m always checking the guide of one popular classic movie network to see what’s in the lineup for that day or week, especially now that I’ve freed up some time for viewing with my recent retirement.  You can learn a lot from these mostly black and white — but  — color flicks too.  I am proudly aging myself here, but happy to do so to make my point on today’s challenge scripture.

On December 22.1967, a movie was released titled, The Graduate. Continue reading

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Life’s Highway

By Harriett V. Bennett (wordZwoman)

If you ever find yourself stranded along Life’s Highway, there is a type of GPS (called the Holy Spirit) that you have that is implanted once you accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior. Good News: No invasive procedure needed. Just speak Romans 10:9 (NLT): “If you declare with your mouth Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” In this new birth, it can get you back on the road from Dreams to Destiny. Follow your “heart,” and look for these street signs…

…When Questions seem to be the only thing crowding your mind,

Look for: Find The Answers AVENUE Continue reading

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Cleansing To Closure

by Harriett V. Bennett

Why is it often so tempting to consider dabbling in past behaviors that can only produce the same dissatisfying, present-day results?  Well, here is my 5 cents therapy tidbit:  you never completed the process between beginning the “cleansing” to finally realize undeniable “closure”.   Consider these five things in your “cleansing process: Continue reading

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