Thursday, July 22, 2010


Proverbs 31:10-31 (New International Version)

10 [a] A wife of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies.

11 Her husband has full confidence in her
and lacks nothing of value.

12 She brings him good, not harm,
all the days of her life.

13 She selects wool and flax
and works with eager hands.

14 She is like the merchant ships,
bringing her food from afar.

15 She gets up while it is still dark;
she provides food for her family
and portions for her servant girls.

16 She considers a field and buys it;
out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.

17 She sets about her work vigorously;
her arms are strong for her tasks.

18 She sees that her trading is profitable,
and her lamp does not go out at night.

19 In her hand she holds the distaff
and grasps the spindle with her fingers.

20 She opens her arms to the poor
and extends her hands to the needy.

21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
for all of them are clothed in scarlet.

22 She makes coverings for her bed;
she is clothed in fine linen and purple.

23 Her husband is respected at the city gate,
where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.

24 She makes linen garments and sells them,
and supplies the merchants with sashes.

25 She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.

26 She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.

27 She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.

28 Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:

29 "Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all."

30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.

31 Give her the reward she has earned,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.
Ok, so I don't technically select wool and flax. And I bring my food from Kroger, which isn't really "afar". But, I do strive to be this kind of wife and mother. I fail miserably most of the time, but it's definitely my goal.
I recently became a consultant for Thirty-one Gifts which is a company that sells bags, purses, and other fun things. It's actually founded on the concept of the virtuous woman that Proverbs 31 talks about. Jonathan and I realized that my student loans were the big thing holding us (me) back from being able to possibly live on one income and for me to stay home with Brenna. So, I'm hoping to be able to make a little extra money by selling these bags. Thus my lack of blogging. I've had my first three (and only potential, so far) parties this week - Sunday night, Monday night, and Wednesday night. It's going well so far, and I hope this will be a great thing for my family.
So there's my excuse for not blogging lately. But, I'll have a new excuse this upcoming week - tomorrow starts Sheri's wedding weekend and all the festivities and then Sunday we leave for the beach! Enjoy the last week of July! :)

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