Proverbs 31 Woman

Proverbs 31 Woman

A friend shared this video on Facebook today. I thought it was pretty powerful and fit nicely with the message intended for this blog. Beauty starts from within and the Lord has a purpose for every woman that is far greater than what appears on the outside. I do believe it's important to take care of the body God gave you. Exercise and good nutrition are the most important things you can do for your physical health. However, more important is your relationship with Christ. I think as women we often tend to analyze, dissect and compare our outward appearance…read more >
Is Your Tank Full?

Is Your Tank Full?

Reflecting on Proverbs 31:17  "She is energetic and strong, a hard worker." - Proverbs 31:17 I had every intention of choosing a different verse this morning, but when I read verse 17 I knew the Lord had meant for me to read it ... at the crack of dawn on a Saturday morning. Don't you love it when that happens? No, not the crack of dawn part. I love being reminded that I am always on His mind and that He has prepared a way for me ... even if that path seems a bit inconvenient. As I write, we…read more >
What’s Really In Our Food?

What’s Really In Our Food?

I just came across this video clip of Robyn O'Brien, author of The Unhealthy Truth.  She's a Texas native, a mom, and a food crusader.  She wasn't always a "foodie", her turning point came when her child had an allergic reaction while eating breakfast.  She began researching the food industry in America and her findings have left me reeling.  My oldest has several food allergies, so this video clip hit a sore spot ..... it's a little long, but I would love to hear your thoughts. Robyn O'Brien on Genetically Modified Foods more >


Where have I been for the past two months you ask?  Well, my blog hiatus has been completely unintentional.  Simply put, I have been busy.  Life got chaotic, crazy and unmanageable (from a human perspective).  However, amidst the frenzy, I have been forced to reflect.  It was this time last year that things began to unravel a bit.  And unravel they did.  My life today is quite different than my life just one year ago.  Can I be honest with you?  It's better.  I can't even believe I'm saying that.  If you're my friend and you're reading this, you probably…read more >

Verses 16-18 Reflection

"She goes to inspect a field and buys it; with her earnings she plants a vineyard. She is energetic and strong, a hard worker. She makes sure her dealings are profitable; her lamp burns late into the night." This verse came at such an opportune time, perhaps that is the reason I have had so much trouble writing about it.  For several months now, we have been toying with the idea of me returning to work.  We felt that if the right opportunity presented itself, we would act on it ... by "we", I mean our family.  The right doors did open…read more >

Proverbs 31:16-18

"She goes to inspect a field and buys it; with her earnings she plants a vineyard.  She is energetic and strong, a hard worker.  She makes sure her dealings are profitable; her lamp burns late into the night." I lumped 16-18 together because I thought it would be hard to talk about one without talking about the other.  The woman in these verses is wise when it comes to business and finances.  Right out of the gate, I find this refreshing.  I don't mean to say that she is the sole decision maker in her household regarding finances, but that…read more >

Proverbs 31:13-14 Reflection

"She finds wool and flax and busily spins it.  She is like a merchant's ship, bringing food from afar." The word that comes to mind is "resourceful".  I see a woman that works hard at finding the highest quality goods for as little as possible.  She gathers it up, puts her twist on it and brings it to her family in a way that serves them best. Find, spin, bring, and repeat.  And, it's all done out of love, not out of mundane obligation.  Take joy in the responsibilities in which God has blessed you. When I read this verse, I envision a…read more >

Spiritual Growth and Balance by Traci Morrow

When I say that I met some wonderful women of God this past week, Traci Morrow is a primary example.  Her words speak to me, and I hope that her message speaks to you, too.  As you know, I've been all about finding that balance between mind, body and soul.  I think this video blog hits the nail on the head. more >

Proverbs 31:13-14 and God’s Will

I love the language in these two verses for the picture they paint in my head.  Per Wikipedia, a merchant vessel is a ship that transports cargo or passengers.  Hmmmm.  When I read that, I pictured a mom with 5 kids and a Cheerio-infested minivan.  Maybe there's something to that.  Then there are the action words:  finds, busily spins, bring.  See a pattern there?  As for wool and flax, they are used to make clothing and other materials.  Flax is most commonly used these days as a superfood.  Flaxseed contains high levels of fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, making it a…read more >

Verse 15 Reflection and Other Stuff

"She gets up before dawn to prepare breakfast for her household and plan the day's work for her servant girls."  Proverbs 31:15 It's confession time.  I love to sleep.  Don't we all?  The inability to sleep late at least once a week was a huge adjustment for me when I became a mother.  I'm a night-owl, therefore I like to make up for any lack of sleep by sleeping in.  After my first son was born, the idea of making up for lost sleep went out the window.  Once my second son was born, I had moved into acceptance mode and we all…read more >