We attended my oldest son’s graduation ceremony this past week. He now holds his High School Diploma. Soon he will be heading off to university.

I am very proud of my son. My hope is that he will discover wisdom as he grows through the next few years of learning.

Proverbs 3:1-15
1 My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart,
2 for they will prolong your life many years and bring you prosperity.
3 Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.
4 Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.
5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
7 Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and shun evil.
8 This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.
9 Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops;
10 then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.
11 My son, do not despise the LORD’s discipline and do not resent his rebuke,
12 because the LORD disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in.
13 Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gains understanding,
14 for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold.
15 She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her.


4 replies
  1. Rod
    Rod says:

    Way to go Josh!!! geee – and I remember when we all played Red Alert 2 all night long on NY Eve when HE was a little “kid”… and he wiped me out!

    Agreed – he’s a fine young man.


  2. richard cleaver
    richard cleaver says:

    Hey Rod!

    Thanks for the comment. It meant a lot to Josh. He was asking the other week when we would go down and see you guys.

    Hope all is well!

  3. Jameson
    Jameson says:

    I admittedly found this blog by mistake, but I can say without hesitation that Josh is one of the friends that I miss most while attending Queen’s.

    Hopefully he chooses a good school and we get to do some cool things together with the group over the break.

    — Jay.

  4. Richard Cleaver
    Richard Cleaver says:

    Hi Jay.

    Thank you for dropping by the blog. And thank you for your comments about Josh. As his father, I know that I, too, will miss him greatly when he heads off to university in the fall.


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