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 considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard. Proverbs 31:16 Who is this amazing woman we have all been hearing so much about? Is she even real or just another impossible ideal to make us real women feel as though we don't and can't measure up? I have heard … Continue reading Who Is This Amazing Woman — This Proverbs 31 Woman
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
For God has not given us a spirit of fear (timidity, cowardice) but of power and of love and of self-control (sound mind, discipline, instruction, judgement, sobriety). 2 Timothy 1:7 There was a time in my life when fear ruled me. It permeated every decision, stalled or stopped almost every adventure, and I was powerless … Continue reading Fearless Leading