Chapter-a-Day Proverbs 15

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Intelligent children make their parents proud; lazy students embarrass their parents
. Proverbs 15:20 (TM)

Speaking of being proud of our daughter, that dreaded envelope that every child fears and every parent dreads arrived this week – the girls’ first quarter grades! I had to go looking for my buttons, because they all popped off as my heart swelled with pride. The girls have been working really hard this year and their grades reflect it. It made today’s verse pop off the page for me.

Even more so as I headed to parent/teacher conferences, which were also this week (and went really well, yeayyy!). As I entered the school there was a young person and their parent heading out the door. By the scowl on both of their faces you could see that things had not gone well. Ouch.

Being a parent of teenagers has plenty of moments of frustration, but it also has plenty of moments of pride and satisfaction. You gotta enjoy the good moments, and give your kids the props they deserve!

One thought on “Chapter-a-Day Proverbs 15”

  1. 22 “Refuse good advice and watch your plans fail; take good counsel and watch them succeed.”
    A few days ago I confessed that I have been unproductive at work. The last 7 days have turned that around! With my regional meeting last week and my manager meeting with me two days this week, I have a new focus and new direction. Also, obviously Proverbs has been speaking to me. Now, what am I going to do with the new focus? Verse 22 states that ignoring it and falling back into old habits will lead to continued struggle. I have a new plan in place to succeed!

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