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Hello, all of my dear and avid readers!

I am taking today off from an official post.

There is a super-awesome post coming tomorrow.


So, make like the super-awesome puppy Seymour …

Tired puppy… and take a few minutes to rest!



Daniel M. Klem


Weekend Words & Sunday Stanzas – 01/06/2013

You probably are expecting this: do it right this year by remembering Proverbial Thought!

The poem for today was written exactly five years ago! Seeing as poetry can sometimes be confusing (especially mine!), I am providing some extra explanation.

And if I say to the wicked man, ‘You will surely die,’ but he then turns away from his sin and does what is just and right— if he gives back what he took in pledge for a loan, returns what he has stolen, follows the decrees that give life, and does no evil, he will surely live; he will not die. None of the sins he has committed will be remembered against him. He has done what is just and right; he will surely live.
Ezekiel 33:14-16, NIV

Yes, this passage is taken slightly out of context, but the message is the Christian message: when we put our faith in Jesus Christ, that we believe He was the perfect sacrifice for the forgiveness of our sins, God says to each of us “None of the sins he [or she!] has committed will be remembered against him”!


cannot remember


i cannot remember why

i ever tried to deny

the Man in Jesus Christ

Who lived a perfect life



on a day when i felt tender

my heart i surrendered

and of my sin asked the Father

and He simply answered


“You know … I cannot remember.”



As I said last year, for the coming year,

The LORD bless you, and keep you; The LORD make His face shine on you, And be gracious to you; The LORD lift up His countenance on you, And give you peace.’ Numbers 6:24-26, NASB

Do not forget this year to get your daily wisdom from Proverbial Thought. Perhaps it will help get you into the Bible!

Love and grace,

Daniel & Caitlin

2012 in review

Thank you to everyone who helped boost my statistics!

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,200 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 4 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

Weekend Words & Sunday Stanzas – 12/30/2012

Do not forget your daily dose of wisdom from Proverbial Thought!

It seems fitting to finish off the year right: by praising God! Without further ado, here is the poem for today:

to Him, my Lord, the One

praise to my King
the One Who Loves
the One Who gives
the One Who gave
the Son of Glory

give Him the praise
to Him in heaven
to Him Who lives
to Him with grace
to Him that shows
His peace in turmoil

show honor to Christ
my Lord on High
my Lord of lords
my Lord of my life
my Lord that gave
His life up for mine

Taken from deeper words for God from a simple man of God by Daniel m  klem, page 256.

Happy New Year!

It’s Christmas! Born Is the King!

Be sure to see the thoughts on Proverbs today over at Proverbial Thought!

In our world today is much pain and sadness. Whether it is from the loss of a child, sibling, parent, grandparent, husband, wife, or friend; the pain of divorce; the shame of losing everything; the misery of an illness; or any other unhappy and unjust circumstance, there are plenty of people who find today another reminder of their loss and suffering.

We must remember all those who see sadness at Christmas. We must pray for them, sit and talk with them (usually listening), and offer our encouragement.

We must also remember that giving our God praise in all things can help us with … anything, really. It is amazing how our spirits can be lifted, our health can feel better, and our overall demeanor can improve.

Therefore, on this Christmas Day, we remember One has come who was born King of the Jews … and of all Creation!

To help encourage you this day, here is Hillsong with Born Is the King (It’s Christmas!):

Here are the lyrics to help with singing along:

Born unto us this day a Savior
Gifted from heaven to a manger
The hope of the world
A light for all mankind
All of the earth rejoice
It’s Christmas time

So lift up your voice and sing out His praise
It’s Christmas
Born is the King, rejoice in the day
It’s Christmas
Make a joyful sound
It’s Christmas
Let His praise resound
It’s Christmas

Goodwill to all the earth
And peace divine
All of the earth rejoice
It’s Christmas time
It’s Christmas time

[Chorus x2]


Weekend Words & Sunday Stanzas – 12/23/2012

Head on over to Proverbial Thought for your daily dose of wisdom!

After the last two weeks, I am continuing this little poetry series on listening. It is really fitting for Christmas.

About 2000 years ago, God knew few were listening to Him whenever He spoke. Therefore, He came as a baby to grow up and speak with us personally. This baby became a Man, Jesus of Nazareth, who taught us how to listen better to God, and He sent the Holy Spirit to help us.

Are you listening this Christmas? Do you hear the call of the Savior?

talk with

talk to people
and they will shame you
talk to children
and they will not listen
talk to God
and He will listen
but He may not move
talk with people
and you have friends
talk with children
and they behave
talk with God
and He will listen
and help you move

Taken from deeper words for God from a simple man of God by daniel m  klem, page 246.