So if the Son sets you free, you are free indeed. John 8:36 [WARNING: This blogger is having a rough week. Or it could be hormones. But isn’t that the same thing? Bless you, dear reader, for bearing with her.] Right. So how deep does that go, exactly—free from what? I did a quick word … Continue reading Free? What Is This “Free” of which You Speak?
When I was first assigned my verses for the Proverbs 31 woman series, I had no idea what or even how I was going to write on this. Because as you read about this larger-than-life woman, any other member of our gender can't help but feel completely inferior in every way if this is who we're … Continue reading No Comparison, I Surpass Them All
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