Author Archives: jgarrott

About jgarrott

Born and raised in Japan of missionary parents. Have been here as an adult missionary since 1981.

Words; October 22, 2019


Proverbs 18:20-21 From the fruit of his mouth a man’s stomach is filled; with the harvest from his lips he is satisfied. The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit. … Continue reading

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Focus; October 21, 2019


Proverbs 17:22 A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. This bit of wisdom has been confirmed by a number of studies over the years. Attitude has been shown again and again to be … Continue reading

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Generations; October 20, 2019


Proverbs 17:6 Children’s children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children. For whatever reason, this verse jumped out at me yesterday when I just glanced at today’s reading. Having some myself, I can … Continue reading

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The Fear of the Lord; October 19, 2019


Proverbs 16:6 Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for; through the fear of the Lord a man avoids evil. This fallen world is certainly steeped in sin of all sorts. However, God has an answer for that. Of course … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Love; October 18, 2019


Proverbs 15:17 Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened calf with hatred. I have experienced the first half of this and observed the 2nd half. Actually, I have experienced food just not tasting very good … Continue reading

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Pleasing God; October 17, 2019


Proverbs 15:8-9 The Lord detests the sacrifice of the wicked, but the prayer of the upright pleases him. The Lord detests the way of the wicked but he loves those who pursue righteousness. This is very simple, logical advice for … Continue reading

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Mocking; October 16, 2019


Proverbs 14:6 The mocker seeks wisdom and finds none, but knowledge comes easily to the discerning. Proverbs frequently mentions mockers and mocking, because it’s a common thing. Ridicule is widely used as a weapon, and some people seem to invite … Continue reading

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