"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
Hallmark Moments for the joy of the Lord is your strength. Nehemiah 8:10 There are moments in our lives when time seems to stand still. Swinging that tassel across the top of the cap and stepping from the hurts of the past few years into your bright and promising new future. Standing picturesque at the altar in your white gown holding a … Continue reading Best of Breath on Paper Week
My First Ministry I am a woman who knows that I have a ministry call on my life, in more ways than one. The Lord has given me a passion to pour into the lives of others for His kingdom. I am both honored and humbled in knowing this truth. This week has served as a … Continue reading Best of BREATH Week
I’m an original member. I’ve had the pleasure to write for Breath on Paper since it started almost two years ago. Many women have come and gone throughout the semester and I’ve been blessed to know each one as a family. Each woman brings a different aspect of their spiritual journey with them. We … Continue reading Introducing This Semester’s Writers – Tonya Masoner