Weekend Words -from the heart

Weekend Words from the heart-featuring Rend Collective #Joel#RendCollective#TheArtofCelebration

Joel 2  Contemporary English Version (CEV)

The Lord’s Invitation

12 The Lord said:

It isn’t too late.
You can still return to me
    with all your heart.

Start crying and mourning!
    Go without eating.

13 Don’t rip your clothes
    to show your sorrow.
Instead, turn back to me
    with broken hearts.

I am merciful, kind, and caring.
I don’t easily lose my temper,
    and I don’t like to punish.

14 I am the Lord your God.
Perhaps I will change my mind
    and treat you with mercy.

Then you will be blessed
with enough grain and wine
    for offering sacrifices to me.

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Get wise, stay safe-Weekend Words

Why it’s smart to be wise

Proverbs 5 NIV

1 Listen, my sons, to a father’s instruction; pay attention and gain understanding.
2 I give you sound learning, so do not forsake my teaching.
For I too was a son to my father, still tender, and cherished by my mother.
4 Then he taught me, and he said to me,
“Take hold of my words with all your heart; keep my commands, and you will live.

5 Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or turn away from them.

6 Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you.

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22 Listen to your father, who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old.

23 Buy the truth and do not sell it— wisdom, instruction and insight as well.

24 The father of a righteous child has great joy; a man who fathers a wise son rejoices in him.

25 May your father and mother rejoice; may she who gave you birth be joyful!

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“mothers,be glad” – Weekend Words

“Buy wisdom, instruction, and understanding.” a proverb

Proverbs 23, ESV

Listen to your father who gave you life,

and do not despise your mother when she is old.

Buy truth, and do not sell it;

buy wisdom, instruction, and understanding.

The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice;

he who fathers a wise son will be glad in him.

Let your father and mother be glad;

let her who bore you rejoice.


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St Augustine of Hippo  ( from Numida, North Africa) is the most important convert to Christianity, next to St. Paul. His mother Monica was a  devout Christian while  his father was a pagan. Monica raised Augustine as a Christian but he did not readily accept Christian belief or baptism.

He was educated in philosophy and rhetoric at Carthage  and taught in Rome. There he converted to Christianity, was baptized, and eventually became a priest and bishop.

Augustine  wrote prolifically, much of which we still have available today, including Confessions and The City of God. (source- Spiritual Classics)

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