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Chapter-a-Day Proverbs 15

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For the despondent, every day brings trouble;
      for the happy heart, life is a continual feast.
Proverbs 15:15 (NLT)

This past Saturday night Wendy and I hosted a dinner party for a handful of friends. It wasn’t anything fancy schmancy. We simply made a light dinner with some sandwiches, chips and a few bottles of wine. Wendy made one of her fabulous cheesecakes for dessert. All day long we putzed around the house getting ready for our company. Wendy and I had truly happy hearts as we prepared for our evening.

As I read the above Proverb this morning, I was reminded of our friendly feast. It was life giving in both the preparation and the execution. So much so, in fact, that after the last guest left Wendy and I cleaned up and then found ourselves chatting until we had to remind ourselves that it was the wee hours of the morning and we both had obligations at church in a few short hours.

Each day, even busy Mondays, can be a life giving feast, or they can be a sorrowful, miserly spread. The difference is in the condition of my heart.

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Tom’s 30 Day Blogging Challenge Day

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If you could host a dinner party inviting four people from history, who would you invite and where would the party take place?

The question may seem a little redundant, but Day 2 was about dinner with those presently alive. Now I get to think about who I’d like to have join me from history. It’s tough to whittle down the list, and I imagine my answer could change if you asked me the same question an hour from now. There are others I would love to add to the list, but this morning I’m thinking of people who would make fascinating and enjoyable dinner conversation and who I imagine would enjoy one another’s company.

Unlike the grand ballroom I chose for my dinner party in Day 9, for this meal I would choose a small, unpretentious and quiet restaurant with great food and drink coupled with warm, attentive service.

My guest list would include:

  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Sir Winston Churchill
  • Mark Twain
  • William Shakespeare

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