Yes, even the words to America’s national anthem, “The Star Spangled Banner” remind us that we are blessed to live in the “land of the free.” However, when these words were originally penned by Francis Scott Key in 1814, many slaves were not free. This is still true today. Oh yes, we are free to … Continue reading Living in The Land of The Free
““My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:8-9 NLT "I'll be a published fiction author; married … Continue reading I Forfeit
"All your people will be righteous. They will possess their land forever, for I will plant them there with my own hands in order to bring myself glory. The smallest family will become a thousand people, and the tiniest group will become a mighty nation. At the right time, I, the Lord, will make it … Continue reading God’s Own Time
Dear God, It’s been awhile since we last talked. And I know you’re busy. But I have something I’d like to ask, if you have a second. Please— For a lot longer than I care to admit my prayers sounded something like that. It had to be real important before I felt it was worth … Continue reading Dear God
“Why am I glad to be a woman?” The story of me answering this question for myself is quite hilarious. When I received the topic, I literally said, “God you are so stinking funny.” Why? Because it’s definitely been a journey. Let’s be real here. When we look at our lives and sometimes the picture … Continue reading Intentional Design
I thought about Ruth, I began to wonder what would make her, unlike Orpah, stay with Naomi. Steeped in her own pain and unfulfilled dreams, after the loss of her husband, Ruth was still “all in” when it came to sticking with her mother-in-law. What would make her willing to leave Moab, where they served the … Continue reading What Made Her Do It?
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