Wednesday, April 2, 2014

#AtoZChallenge - Proverbs 31 and Being Bold



bold - not hesitating or fearful in the face of actual or possible danger or rebuff; beyond the usual limits of conventional thought or action.

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Verses from Proverbs 31 that deal with being BOLD:

25) Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.

This thing we call life is not a kiddie ride at the amusement park.  It takes strength of body and/or soul.  As I read this verse, I think of an ancient soldier getting ready for war by putting on his armor.  Having that protection, whether it be armor or honor or prayer, can help us lunge into the fray with BOLDNESS.

27.  She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.

Why do you think financial professionals always talk about having a six-month cushion of savings?  Why are 'prepper' shows so popular?  Because sometimes, you-know-what happens and if you are prepared for the future (insofar as you are capable), you can act take care of yourself and your family BOLDly even if that same stuff hits the fan.

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Please share with us how you are BOLD, how you will be BOLD or a situation in which you would like to be BOLD.  Somebody visiting the porch today needs to read what you have to comment!

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36 comments:

  1. Oh, you're on B already - way to go :-)

    I certainly could do with being bolder in my life, and I'm doing that by self-publishing my novel this year.

    Thanks for visiting my blog yesterday.

    Elle

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    1. WTG on the novel, Elle! Keep us updated please!

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  2. Like they say, be bold and Mighty Forces will come to thy aid!!
    Inspiring thought, LuAnn :) ♥

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed it, Shilpa. And what you say is true. It's happened quite a number of times in my own life!

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  3. I think we are all bold in writing, putting ourselves out there for the world to pick apart - or not.
    Visiting from AtoZ

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    1. Bold indeed. May be all be so fortunate as to have someone around to 'give us a shove' when we need it, too! Thanks for visiting, Rhonda!

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  4. Love this world. It seems to be the one my friend use to describe me often. I don't consider myself bold so much as less afraid. I think too often people let fear steal from them.

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    A-to-Z Challenge 2014
    Mighty Minion of Co-Host Nicole Ayers
    @Safireblade on Twitter
    http://www.safireblade.com/

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    1. I'm at the age, Nicole, where I start to think of how much more I could have accomplished in life if only I hadn't been so afraid. Well, it is what it is. And I don't have to let that color the rest of my life dull gray. Let's LIVE OUT LOUD! :O)

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  5. Being bold is something we need to remember. Good inspiration, and good advice for our A to Z Challenge.

    Sweetbearies Art Projects

    Sweetbearies Art Photography


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    1. You are ABSOLUTELY right, J! It is a bold thing we happy few have set out to accomplish this month. Each of us BOLD people are also a support for the others

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  6. Bold is doing something uncomfortable, breaking out of one's shell. Writing is bold, because it's a tough-tough market. Bold is persuing a new idea very few others believe in.

    Thanks for sharing those two verses. Very fitting.

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  7. I am learning to be more bold - in speaking my mind (in a loving way, of course), in sharing my faith, in stepping outside my comfort zone.

    TaMara
    Fellow wHooligan
    Tales of a Pee Dee Mama

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    1. You GO girl! Doesn't it feel amazing when we put ourselves out there?

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  8. i appreciate you bringing the wisdom of Proverbs 31 to the challenge! that's bold in itself! a bright example!
    i need to work on being less brazen, boldly!
    happy b day!

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    1. Thank you, Tara, I'm glad you are enjoying it. And after visiting your blog, I don't think you are over-BOLD at all; you are just right! Happy B Day back atcha!

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  9. When it comes to 'being bold' for Family and Friends, I think I have done fair enough...but when it come to 'being bold' for myself, I succumb to the expectations that my family has for me.
    But slowly and steadily I am working towards that too :)

    Stay blessed,
    Garima
    www.garima82.wordpress.com

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    1. From my own experience, Garima, I have a harder time being bold for myself than for a loved one, too. I applaud and support your self-boldness!

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  10. Excellent verse choices.
    Bold is where I am right now as I face a mountain of blogs to visit.

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    1. I hear you brother. I have typed more comments in the last 2-3 days than I think I have in whole MONTHS before. AND I LOVE IT! :O) Just take care of you too, okay?

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  11. I love this concept. I'm bold when I engage in shameless self-promotion online. It's a role I'm not yet comfortable with, but I'm trying.

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    1. I'd say as long as what you have done is not shame-full, promoting yourself is not a shameless act. In other words, GO FOR IT! :O) Thanks so much for sharing A to Z with me, Elise!

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  12. The older I get, the more I see 'being yourself', as a bold act. And that's fine by me. Because the older I get, the less a fan I am of being anyone else BUT me. See ya around!

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    1. Can I say "Amen" to that. My opinions, methods, beliefs, etc have changed as I get older as well. Happy B Day! :O)

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  13. Love Bold! Everyone has something they have to face in their life with boldness. For me it's getting my opinions out there even though they don't fit in the mainstream. Cheers

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  14. I am learning to be bold. I am coming out of my comfort zone with my A to Z challenge since I don't like most of my pictures.

    Jamie Dement (LadyJai)

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  15. I agree with Nicole, and being an author and publishing is a bold thing to be.

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  16. To me, bold often means saying "YES" when saying "no" would be easier, and saying "NO" when yes would be safer.

    Very thought provoking post today. Thanks for sharing.

    JC
    http://jcgatlin.com/2014/04/02/bad-guys-the-whole-point-of-the-mystery/

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  17. Thanks for visiting our blog earlier. This topic tacks on well to the sermon that our pastor talked about in church last Sunday. I am trying to be bold by my actions being pleasing to god even if it is not pleasing to everyone around me.

    Sean at His and Her Hobbies

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  18. What a wonderful idea LuAnn! Being bold can be such an empowering thing :)

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  19. Hi Y'all!

    Hmmm...never thought of myself as bold...bet my Human hasn't either. Guess being bold is when I challenge people knockin' on the door!

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

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  20. Great ideas to think about, LuAnn! My boldness comes from pitching my book to agents and editors. I quake in my boots as I do it, but I do it anyway!

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  21. Hi, LuAnn,

    I'm in a situation at work now where I have to speak my mind firmly and boldly.

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  22. Bold is standing up for yourself when it is hard! And not caring when you look dumb;) http://bellesbazaar-heather.blogspot.com/2014/04/b-is-for-brother.html

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  23. Great lessons. I need to work on being bolder a lot of times. Thanks for visiting my blog earlier :)

    KC @ The Occasional Adventures of a Hermit

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  24. I feel that I am now bold when it comes to being alone. Alone, without my daughter on weekends, and alone without a partner in life. Previously, I was scared sick of being without somebody beside me. Now I feel empowered, and generally happy.

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  25. I feel I am now bold enough to be alone. Alone without my daughter on weekends, and alone without a life partner. Previously I used to be scared sick whenever I faced the idea of a life without somebody next to me. Now, I feel empowered and generally happy.

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