Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Moving and Stuff

For the last two weeks we have been working every day at our new house getting it ready to move. We have to move this weekend and still have so much to do. Some of the work we were planning on doing before we move is now being put off until after we move. The paint and carpet are now the focus before we move. I have kind of put off packing the mobile home and I probably should have started sooner.

Painting has been a lot more work than I could have imagined. Each of the 3 kid rooms are different colors. The rest of the house and our room is all a taupe color. It's nice. There is A LOT of trim to pain. A whole lot. Last weekend we had some very nice friends come out and help us paint. It was such a blessing. There is no way we would have been able to paint that much with just me and Adam. I have discovered really don't have a steady brush painting hand. haha. I'm pretty good with the roller though. Adam is going every night this week after work to finish the painting.

We sort of slacked on getting carpet ordered. Only the upstairs is carpeted and we need to replace it. We picked out a carpet at Home Depot and they told us it would be 2 weeks before they could put it in and we don't have 2 weeks. We have about 3 days. I called that Empire Today and scheduled an appointment. Their ads sound good. However Adam looked up reviews on Yelp and they were very scary. We decided that it would be a bad idea to buy from them. Yesterday we went to a small family owned business in our new town and the owner was working. He was a very nice man and helped us pick out a similar carpet as the one we liked from HD. His estimate came in about $400 cheaper than HD's and they had it in stock and would install on Friday. It was such a relief. Adam was able to make a business connection with the owner so that was nice. Adam is in the process of remodeling a bathroom for work and the owner of the store is going to order all of the stuff he needs.

Saturday morning bright and early is moving day. I am so excited. I really love our new house and still can't believe it's ours.

On a medical note. I have been getting my blood drawn every 2 days to watch my hormone levels until they reach zero again. This loss has been harder than I could have ever imagined. I struggle with wondering if we made the right choice. I have realized I knew very little about ectopic pregnancies at the time we were in the hospital. My prayer is that the baby was no longer alive when the ultrasound was done. I spoke with a Dr about my concerns and a lot of the factors point to a no longer living baby, which I really hope that was the case. I know as humans we can only do what we can with what we know. I am so thankful for forgiveness in Christ. I hope this feeling of guilt will not stay here with me. Adam said he made the right decision.  Please continue to keep us in your prayers. God has been giving me comfort during this time. It's amazing how the scriptures speak right to your heart. I hope to never have to experience this again. I want so much to have another child. We will wait and see what God has planned for us.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

A Prayer for Mercy in Time of Trouble

1 O LORD, rebuke me not in thine anger,
neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.
2 Have mercy upon me, O LORD; for I am weak:
O LORD, heal me; for my bones are vexed.
3 My soul is also sore vexed:
but thou, O LORD, how long?
4 Return, O LORD, deliver my soul:
oh save me for thy mercies' sake.
5 For in death there is no remembrance of thee:
in the grave who shall give thee thanks?
6 I am weary with my groaning;
all the night make I my bed to swim;
I water my couch with my tears.
7 Mine eye is consumed because of grief;
it waxeth old because of all mine enemies.
8 Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity;
for the LORD hath heard the voice of my weeping.
9 The LORD hath heard my supplication;
the LORD will receive my prayer.
10 Let all mine enemies be ashamed and sore vexed:
let them return and be ashamed suddenly.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Our Loss: Ectopic Pregnancy

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Philippians 4:13

On January 18th around 9:30 pm I began to have very bad cramping. It was painfully intense and it made it very hard to talk or walk. The pain then subsided and I layed down for a while. After about a half hour it started coming in waves of painful then not, and painful again. I woke Adam up around 10:30pm and told him what was going on and I didn't think this was right. Soon after waking him up I felt better and we started to fall asleep again. Within minutes I had severe pain in my left lower side that went all the way around to my back. It was so painful it caused me to get sick. Adam called my mom to come over and stay with the girls so we could go to the emergency room. 

At the ER we were sent quickly to triage, but by then my pain was gone. They took us immediately back to ultrasound. Adam watched the screen as the woman worked. He asked her what she was looking at, and was told that is the uterus. It was empty. She looked around some more and saw the small mass in my left tube. She said that's not supposed to be there and usually you can't even see the tube in an ultrasound. Immediate heartbreak and mourning set in, I am going to lose this child. The ultrasound techs are usually not allowed to tell you anything, but she was very sweet and Adam asked her specifically if that was the baby in my tube and she told him it most likely was. We didn't see a heartbeat and there should have been one.  

I was then moved to a different room and seen by several Dr's and nurses who all needed blood from me.  My blood draw levels were about the rate for a 4 week pregnancy and my beta count was only about 1/3rd of what they should have been for a normal 6 week pregnancy. Adam and I sat there quietly on the hospital bed holding each other with tears in both of our eyes. Seeing him so hurt made me want to try and hold it together as best I could. An ectopic pregnancy was more or less confirmed by all of the factors presented to us.

 We were told this is a life threatening thing. The outcome will be death for the baby no matter what. It is impossible for it to survive in the tube. If the pregnancy were to continue the baby would rupture my tube and I could die within hours of that happening. There is absolutely nothing we could do to save our baby. This is a helpless and unimaginable feeling. Mothers are supposed to protect their children from harm. If there was any other choice available,  I would have have gladly taken that choice.  Adam continued to sit close to me and we just talked about things. We discussed our options even though we knew we had to make the choice that we didn't want to make. This was one of the hardest things I have ever had to do.

There only two things to do for this type of pregnancy one is surgery on the tube to remove the pregnancy and possibly the tube too, and two is receiving a shot of a type of chemotherapy drug (Methotrexate) which stops the rapid division of cells and disolves the pregnancy. Because I was within the 6 week pregnancy time, my beta count was very low and my baby didn't have a heartbeat, I was a candidate for the shot. We read over the papers and blood results over and over again to be sure we were making the right decision. We talked with the on call OB for a long time. He was very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. (I do not usually see male OB's but when you are in the ER, you get what they have.) I was really scared about making the wrong decision. We were not pressured at all in any direction. We were given facts and told what our options were. We felt very confident with their medical opinions. Adam even asked the Dr what he would do if it were his wife in the exact same position with the same factors. I prayed a lot that God would lead us to make the right decision. Adam was more in control and rational than I was so I trusted his decision on what was best. This was his child too, but it also is his wife, and I don't think there is anyone who loves me more or would protect me like he would.

I've been doing a bit of research on ectopic pregnancies and have found some discussion forums with women who have gone through them. I was very fortunate to have them discover mine. A majority of women experience a ruptured tube and have to have life saving emergency surgery. I also read that discovering a tubal on an ultrasound like mine, at 6 weeks is rare. It appears that the pain I experienced that led me to the ER had nothing to do with the ectopic pregnancy. I have no idea what it was but that type of pain should have indicated a ruptured tube and mine was still intact. Through this experience, my faith in God has increased seeing his protection over my life. My love and respect for my husband has also increased. He is a wonderful man. Even though he is hurting, he is strong for me and takes such good care of me. He is a true man. I feel a closeness to him that we didn't have before.

I pray that after this is over that we will be able to go on and have another child. I don't think we realized how much we wanted this child until we couldn't have it. I know that when we get to heaven there will be a sweet child there to greet us. I am looking forward to the day we get to meet our baby.

Please pray for us. I have to continue to go in for blood tests every few days for a while to make sure my hormone levels are decreasing.

Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5-6

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Women have been Deceived

This is the hand of  21 week unborn baby Samuel. The Dr. performed surgery on the unborn child while in his mother uterus and then placed him back into his mother to finish his time there.

This is a photo of Samuel

Women have been convinced that our unborn babies are not really babies at all. They are nonliving, unfeeling masses of cells, and it's not really a baby until it's born. We have been convinced that it is actually our "right" to decide if we feel like sharing our bodies with this intruder. They tell us children are an inconvenience unless planned and they will leech onto us and suck our lives away. We were convinced it's not wrong, it's perfectly safe as long as it's done in a Dr's office and not some dark back alley.


This is one of Satan's most successful lies to pregnant women. He has despicably, disgustingly and victoriously convinced women to destroy their own flesh and blood and murder their innocent children. It's all in the name of freedom of choice. After all it is our "right". Satan has been the master in the destruction of countless women, children and families.

My heart breaks for the women who've bought this lie, participated in it and even encouraged other women to believe it too. Everyday we let this happen to God's precious creation. God help us.

God said it's wrong.

But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. Mark 10:14

Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, Jeremiah 1:5a

For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb.I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Psalm 139:13-15

Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Psalm 100:3

Did not he that made me in the womb make him? and did not one fashion us in the womb? Job 31:15

Thou shalt not kill. Exodus 20:13

~ The only people who are pro-abortion are those who have already been born ~

 Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. Psalm 127:3

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Our Family is Growing

Baby #6
A  new baby (or babies) is on the way. We are all very excited. I am almost overwhelmed with happiness. It was a big surprise to both of us, although Adam knew before I did. It was all of his suggestions that prompted me to get a test. And to my surprise it was positive. It's still very early, but then again I've never been one of those who can wait very long to tell. So far I feel fantastic except for being more tired than usual. With the twin pregnancies I'm usually already not feeling well. I've calculated my due date to be around September 13th, which is almost exactly a year from the day I had my reversal surgery. 

I'm thinking it's probably just one baby this time. Adam thinks it's twin girls again, since that is what I do. I don't have a lot to report at the moment but I'm sure I'll have more to share very soon.

We are packing and moving this month, so I'm hoping I wont be getting sick. Our new house is awesome. I'll write more about it later. God sure does know us and know what we will need even before we do. Our new home is large enough to welcome this new little one or two, if it  happens to be twins again, and we are so grateful for that.

Have a great weekend.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Our many adventures in December. Lots of new pictures

December was a huge busy month. We had a lot of activities and family events. I have a lot of pictures to share. We have great news, our house should be closing (finally) tomorrow. We should be living in it by the end of the month. I'm so excited for all the new blessings that are unfolding so far this year. I will blog more on those later. Here is a re-cap of what we've been doing for the last month. I also hope you enjoyed your daily Proverb for the last 31 days.

In early December, K and A along with their Musical Presentation group from 4H performed Christmas songs for two nursing homes in our town. It was very sweet and the kids all sang and did sign language to the songs along with playing instruments. My girls said they really enjoyed it and it they liked the feeling of doing something nice for those older ladies.

A and K at the 2nd nursing home
The ladies at the first home we went to

After the presentation. K, A, J and E

This year at church we did things a little different, usually there is a play put on by the children. Instead, our Pastor and one of the men recited the Christmas story from Luke and Matthew, while stopping at different parts so that others could perform specials. We had piano playing and violins and singing. It was beautiful. My 5 girls did a scripture recitation, they did Luke 2:7 and 2:11. August performed Joy to the World on her violin and K played The First Noel on hers. It was a nice evening.

Pastor and Bro. Michael
Waiting to do their Christmas specials

My girls about to do their scriptures

K playing The First Noel
A playing Joy to the World
We also had several different Christmas gatherings with family this year. We celebrated with my Step-Moms family on the weekend before Christmas. This was a lot of fun because I don't usually get to see them at Christmas. My Step-mom and Aunts lost their mother in October and it was their first Christmas without her. That's got to be hard, I'm sure. We all miss her a lot.

The girls and I made these cute reindeer cupcakes from the Family Fun magazine.

All of the younger girl cousins
This year we had our first annual Christmas cookie baking day at Oma's (my mother in laws) house. Her sister came to visit for a couple weeks from Germany.  It's exciting when out of town family comes to visit. My girls all loved her a lot. It was a very fun day. The kids decorated sugar cookies and other goodies and then went on to make Christmas trees out of ice cream cones.

A, "A" and K
Me, E, J and Tante Bettina
(tante is aunt in German)
Oma with most of her grandchildren

Oma helping S, E and J make ice cream cone Christmas trees
Our regular tradition is to open all the presents on Christmas Eve morning. All of the girls open a gift of new jammies the night before. We only have H with us on Christmas Eve, so most of our celebrating is done that day. This was a very small Christmas this year as far as gifts go. The kids received jammies, one larger gift they asked for and a small puzzle for the little girls and a sewing kit for the older girls. We are buying a house and cut back a lot on the gifts this year. I also always make a big Christmas Eve morning breakfast. This year my husband's parents and his aunt came to eat with us. It was a very nice morning. Adam helped me cook the breakfast and the kids played happily with their new stuff.

J and E got flannel nightgowns with matching ones for their dolls

Our nice neighbors brought over some gifts for the girls as well

J and her Leapster. It's an educational game.
A and her new camera

H and her shearling boots

E and her Leapster

K and her new camera
Adam makin' bacon. I'm terrible at making bacon.

E, Oma and J

Oma, A, H and K

After some clean up Adam and I took the girls on a little nature walk. It was a little chilly but very nice. August had fun testing out her new camera.
All of our sweet girlies

Mommy and Daddy
photo by A
 Later that evening we went out to Oma and Opa's house to have Christmas Eve dinner with Adams family. My mom came too. It was a very nice evening and the dinner was delicious.

Opa opening his gifts

A took a picture of one of her gifts. Those are the best chocolates. Yumm.

All but one of the grandkids

Adam's older brother and sister

Adam and E

Adam's younger brother and his girlfriend

J and Mimi (my mom)
 And just when you thought that wasn't enough Christmas...Christmas day morning we were bombarded by little girls in our bed with their stockings to open. Then, we packed everyone up again and drove out to my Dad and Step-Moms house for Christmas dinner. This was the first Christmas without any of our Grandmas. One passed away this year and the other the year before. It seemed a little strange without them. We had a nice dinner and opened gifts.

J and Grandpa (my dad)

Grandma and most of the grand-girls

They all got snuggies

And last but not least. We spent New Years eve at our church. We had a nice Watchnight service and then played games and did fireworks. We got home and had birthday cake for H at 1 am. She turned 11 on 1-1-11.

H and her Uncle
H and her Grandpa

 Whew, it sure was a busy month. We had a great time though. We are now getting ready to move into our new home.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Proverbs 5

We read the chapter in Proverbs that goes along with the day of the month. Since there are 31 chapters, this works out perfectly. Even with as many times as I've read Proverbs, I still learn something new each time.

Proverbs 5

1My son, attend unto my wisdom, and bow thine ear to my understanding:

2That thou mayest regard discretion, and that thy lips may keep knowledge.

3For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil:

4But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword.

5Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell.

6Lest thou shouldest ponder the path of life, her ways are moveable, that thou canst not know them.

7Hear me now therefore, O ye children, and depart not from the words of my mouth.

8Remove thy way far from her, and come not nigh the door of her house:

9Lest thou give thine honour unto others, and thy years unto the cruel:

10Lest strangers be filled with thy wealth; and thy labours be in the house of a stranger;

11And thou mourn at the last, when thy flesh and thy body are consumed,

12And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof;

13And have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor inclined mine ear to them that instructed me!

14I was almost in all evil in the midst of the congregation and assembly.

15Drink waters out of thine own cistern, and running waters out of thine own well.

16Let thy fountains be dispersed abroad, and rivers of waters in the streets.

17Let them be only thine own, and not strangers' with thee.

18Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth.

19Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; and be thou ravished always with her love.

20And why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a stranger?

21For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, and he pondereth all his goings.

22His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins.

23He shall die without instruction; and in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.

Thank you God for your wisdom.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Proverbs 4

We read the chapter in Proverbs that goes along with the day of the month. Since there are 31 chapters, this works out perfectly. Even with as many times as I've read Proverbs, I still learn something new each time.

Proverbs 4

1Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.

2For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law.

3For I was my father's son, tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother.

4He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live.

5Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.

6Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee.

7Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.

8Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her.

9She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee.

10Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; and the years of thy life shall be many.

11I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in right paths.

12When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened; and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble.

13Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life.

14Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men.

15Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away.

16For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall.

17For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence.

18But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.

19The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.

20My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.

21Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.

22For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.

23Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

24Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee.

25Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee.

26Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.

27Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.

Thank you  God for your wisdom.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Proverbs 3

We read the chapter in Proverbs that goes along with the day of the month. Since there are 31 chapters, this works out perfectly. Even with as many times as I've read Proverbs, I still learn something new each time.

Proverbs 3

1My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments:

2For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.

3Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart:

4So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.

5Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

6In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

7Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.

8It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.

9Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:

10So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.

11My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction:

12For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.

13Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.

14For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.

15She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.

16Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour.

17Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.

18She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her.

19The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens.

20By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew.

21My son, let not them depart from thine eyes: keep sound wisdom and discretion:

22So shall they be life unto thy soul, and grace to thy neck.

23Then shalt thou walk in thy way safely, and thy foot shall not stumble.

24When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet.

25Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh.

26For the LORD shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken.

27Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.

28Say not unto thy neighbour, Go, and come again, and to morrow I will give; when thou hast it by thee.

29Devise not evil against thy neighbour, seeing he dwelleth securely by thee.

30Strive not with a man without cause, if he have done thee no harm.

31Envy thou not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways.

32For the froward is abomination to the LORD: but his secret is with the righteous.

33The curse of the LORD is in the house of the wicked: but he blesseth the habitation of the just.

34Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly.

35The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools.

Thank you God for your wisdom.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Proverbs 2

We read the chapter in Proverbs that goes along with the day of the month. Since there are 31 chapters, this works out perfectly. Even with as many times as I've read Proverbs, I still learn something new each time.

Proverbs 2

1My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee;

2So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding;

3Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding;

4If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;

5Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.

6For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.

7He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly.

8He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints.

9Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path.

10When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul;

11Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee:

12To deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaketh froward things;

13Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness;

14Who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the frowardness of the wicked;

15Whose ways are crooked, and they froward in their paths:

16To deliver thee from the strange woman, even from the stranger which flattereth with her words;

17Which forsaketh the guide of her youth, and forgetteth the covenant of her God.

18For her house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the dead.

19None that go unto her return again, neither take they hold of the paths of life.

20That thou mayest walk in the way of good men, and keep the paths of the righteous.

21For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it.

22But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the transgressors shall be rooted out of it.

Thank you God for your wisdom.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Proverbs 1

We read the chapter in Proverbs that goes along with the day of the month. Since there are 31 chapters, this works out perfectly. Even with as many times as I've read Proverbs, I still learn something new each time.

*I wanted to be sure I posted all 31 chapters. I didn't start at the beginning of the month, so we are heading into January. Happy New Year*

Proverbs 1

1The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel;

2To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding;

3To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity;

4To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion.

5A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:

6To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.

7The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

8My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:

9For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.
10My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.

11If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause:

12Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit:

13We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil:

14Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one purse:

15My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path:

16For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood.

17Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird.

18And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privily for their own lives.

19So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which taketh away the life of the owners thereof.

20Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets:

21She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying,

22How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?

23Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.

24Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded;

25But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof:

26I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;

27When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you.

28Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:

29For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:

30They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof.

31Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.

32For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.

33But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.

Thank you God for your wisdom.
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