My story is one that is notorious. Most at the very least, know my name. Bathsheba. The woman bathing on the roof that King David had to have. The harlot who became the king's wife after her husband was killed in battle at David's orders so to cover up a scandalous affair and illegitimate pregnancy. An affair in … Continue reading The Real Bathsheba
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ Matthew 25:40 I recently met a woman who told me a story about a random Tuesday and a chance encounter with a homeless woman named Alicia. It was Tuesday … Continue reading A RANDOM TUESDAY
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