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Matthew Wideman

Matthew Wideman


First, I sought to be a rapper. Then a professional athlete. Shortly thereafter, a career and a family.

But it wasn't until I pursued Jesus that I got Him and all of these things thrown in!

I've been married for more than a decade to my darling dream girl, Randi (I was looking for a 10 until I found the 1). We have two amazing girls—McKinley (7) and Mercy (1)—who love adventure, princesses, and pink.

I am looking forward to seeking truth with you today on The Journey!

November 9, 2017


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Proverbs 21:11-22

11 When a scoffer is punished, the simple becomes wise;
when a wise man is instructed, he gains knowledge.
12 The Righteous One observes the house of the wicked;
he throws the wicked down to ruin.
13 Whoever closes his ear to the cry of the poor
will himself call out and not be answered.
14 A gift in secret averts anger,
and a concealed bribe, [1] strong wrath.
15 When justice is done, it is a joy to the righteous
but terror to evildoers.
16 One who wanders from the way of good sense
will rest in the assembly of the dead.
17 Whoever loves pleasure will be a poor man;
he who loves wine and oil will not be rich.
18 The wicked is a ransom for the righteous,
and the traitor for the upright.
19 It is better to live in a desert land
than with a quarrelsome and fretful woman.
20 Precious treasure and oil are in a wise man's dwelling,
but a foolish man devours it.
21 Whoever pursues righteousness and kindness
will find life, righteousness, and honor.
22 A wise man scales the city of the mighty
and brings down the stronghold in which they trust. (ESV)


[1] 21:14 Hebrew a bribe in the bosom


Proverbs 19:11

Good sense makes one slow to anger,
and it is his glory to overlook an offense.