The Good Guys

The Good Guys

“Her husband is known in the gates when he sits among the elders of the land.” Prov. 31:23   I used to think this verse was weird. Or at least weirdly located.  Smack dab in the middle of twenty-two verses about the super wife, appears this singular verse about...
More Than Machines

More Than Machines

“She opens her hand to the poor and reaches out her hands to the needy.” Proverbs 31:20   I may be the worst person to write on this subject.   Or I may be the best depending on how you look at it.  When someone writes from a platform of expertise, there is...
The Wrong Question

The Wrong Question

“She considers a field and buys it; with the fruit of her hands, she plants a vineyard…She perceives that her merchandise is profitable…  She makes bedcoverings for herself, her clothing is fine linen and purple…  She makes linen garments and sells them; she delivers...
A Short Trip.

A Short Trip.

 “She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life.” Prov. 31:12   You’ve heard of taking a long walk off a short pier. Allow me to warn you about a short trip across a great divide.   When it comes to how a woman treats her husband, today’s verse...
One Way Ticket

One Way Ticket

“It is better to live in a desert land than with a quarrelsome and fretful woman.” Proverbs 21:19 A few of us females in the house, by shrewd observation and naturopathic testing, have come to discover that certain foods are a diabolical enemy to our mood and...
A Most Excellent Correlation

A Most Excellent Correlation

“Do you see a man skillful in his work?  He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men.” Proverbs 22:29   In Marshalltown, Iowa the school band began in Grade 4.  During the instrumental demonstrations, I was wooed by the power of the trumpet. ...