Favorite Proverbs: #27 Silver is the New Gray
What words of wisdom would you offer anyone celebrating a milestone birthday this year?
I believe this thought is borrowed from a toast, but I've always found it both encouraging and wise: To look forward with pleasure, and backward without remorse.
Favorite Proverbs: #26 Tower of Power
The name of the Lord is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe. Proverbs 18:10
Liz suggested we can speak His name, open His Word, and seek His Church. How else might we run into His strong tower?
Change direction. I think of a refuge and I think of being safe behind those strong walls. One of the most humbling and beautiful parts growing and maturing is that my eyes are constantly being open to a better way. It's humbling to realize when I'm out of bounds. Those boundaries aren't there to be restricting. They're there to be protective. (Not that God's protection is limited to a finite space of course.) But when my eyes are opened to a new aspect of that better way and I find that I've been wandering in the woods instead of the tower grounds, the best thing I can do is change direction. The quote the proverb: the righteous run to it and are safe.
And with that, for the first time in a long while, I'm all caught up! (A nice way to celebrate the halfway point of this journey through Proverbs.) Now I can focus on finishing up some other posts that have been rattling around in my head for a bit.