The world is the same. It has not gotten worse. It’s always been the same. I used to say that I hate social media because of all the nasty bad stuff we see. I don’t watch the news. I don’t read the news. I don’t read Facebook drama. But should I hate social media? No. … Continue reading Hope in Social Media
Breath on Paper small group is taking a break between semesters. For the next few weeks we are taking advantage of this time off, we hope you enjoy revisiting our favorites. We will return June 12th. I was twelve when the first social media page to hit the web was Myspace, when I was fourteen, Facebook, … Continue reading Social Media Isn’t Social
I sometimes meet people and realize we have a mutual connection through someone else that we know. Like the time my husband and I met a gentleman and through our introductory conversation, I learned that he is married to a woman that I played tennis with. And the time I discovered that a church member was related to … Continue reading Are You Connected?
She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies the merchants with sashes. –Proverbs 31:24 The Proverbs 31 woman is not a lazy woman. She is a hard-working woman who is skilled in business, knows the value and importance of saving and spending money and is focused on her husband. All throughout the Bible … Continue reading I Am Not Superwoman
"She puts her hands on the distaff, and her fingers hold a spindle." Proverbs 31:19 Okay, I know what you're thinking. "What the heck is a distaff?" Yeah, I thought the same thing, so I googled it. Turns out a distaff is a stick or spindle used for spinning, designed to keep the unspun fibers untangled … Continue reading You Reap what you Sow
"She perceives that her merchandise is good, And her lamp does not go out by night." Proverbs 31:18 I have spent many hours, days, weeks, and years imagining the way my future husband will propose to me. It only seems like the typical thing for a girl to do - dreaming about the perfect gown, … Continue reading Am I Ready to be a Wife?
The Proverbs 31 woman seems like such an illusive example to follow. Doesn't she??? Especially when you consider the point in history that these verses were recorded. How is it possible that such a woman existed in a time that was so primitive in comparison to what we experience now? I mean, COME ON! She does everything … Continue reading Unattainable Superwoman
She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands. Proverbs 31:13 I have read Proverbs 31 many times, but it wasn’t until digging deeper into the chapter that I realized it was the motherly advice given to her son about finding an excellent wife. How did I miss that one? We don’t know much … Continue reading All in a Day’s Work
"Her husband can trust her, and she will greatly enrich his life." Proverbs 31:11 My husband and I are about to celebrate 13 years of marriage next week. We met in high school almost 18 years ago. Its surreal to think it's been that long. It seems like forever ago while at the same time … Continue reading The Truth About Submission
A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. Proverbs 31:10 For the next few weeks we will be writing verse by verse on the woman spoken of in the thirty-first chapter of Proverbs. A virtuous woman. Beginning in verse ten and on to the end of the chapter, Solomon's … Continue reading Best Wife Ever