She was the exact opposite of what an educator, an influencer of young minds should be; my 12th grade English/Lit teacher. She had so much power to shape the character of the students she taught, yet she chose to tear them down rather than build them up. The only way to avoid her class was … Continue reading Jezebel Taught 12th Grade English/Lit – Part 2
The line streched down the long green hall. It was the last day of the fall semester and every student who had just finished 12th grade English/Lit was anxiously waiting to find out if they'd passed. A two word response is all that would be granted. Failure meant repeating her class. Fear gripped me and I held my breath … Continue reading Jezebel Taught 12th Grade English/Lit – Part 1
"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