Your Mother’s Teachings

March 7, 2019: Proverbs 5-9.


  • Wash your hands with soap.
  • Drink lots of water.
  • Stay in bed.
  • Eat chicken noodle soup.
  • Eat spicy foods.
  • Get plenty of Vitamin C.
  • An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
  • Keep a vaporizer going.
  • Take a nap.
  • Rub Vicks on your face and throat.

I ate 2 apples and a Vitamin C drop. The diffuser in my office wasn’t cutting it. I grabbed my books and notebooks and went back to bed.

My books are between the bed and the bookshelf with the titles facing up. There’s a pitcher of water on the floor next to them. On the top shelf is a bag of Hall’s Strawberry Drops. The vaporizer is chugging merrily along.

I wrote in the morning and then took a nap. I brought the Chromebook into the bedroom long enough to publish my post. (The screen turned pink when I had the vaporizer in my office.) 

David brought home a 6-pack of tacos and a pound of potato oles. Then he made me shut the TV off at 8:30 p.m.

He’s as mean as Dad. I can still hear him say, “Go take a shower and wash those germs off. Then you’ll feel better.”

Proverbs 6:20-23, “Good friend, follow your father’s good advice; don’t wander off from your mother’s teachings.
(21) Wrap yourself in them from head to foot, wear them like a scarf around your neck.
(22) Wherever you walk, they’ll guide you; wherever you rest, they’ll guard you; when you wake up, they’ll tell you what’s next.
(23) For sound advice is a beacon, good teaching is a light, moral discipline is a life path.” The Message


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Proverbs 7:1-3, “Dear friend, do what I tell you; treasure my careful instructions.
(2) Do what I say and you’ll live well. My teaching is as precious as your eyesight – guard it.
(3) Write it out on the back of your hands; etch it on the chambers of your heart.”
The Message


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