The Bad News About Wisdom

The Bad News About Wisdom

“She opens her mouth with wisdom…” Proverbs 31:26a   They say you can tell a lot about a woman by her purse. Or her hands. Or the way she dresses.   But I think the most telling way to find out what a woman is really like is to get her to open her mouth. ...
Fearless

Fearless

“Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come.” Proverbs 31:25   No doubt you’ve heard the song lyrics, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year…”, referring of course, to Christmas time. However, that’s not the case for my family. ...
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...
The Metronome

The Metronome

It’s March Break – I’m exploring woods, going swimming, driving to volleyball day camps and letting my kids stay up way too late.  So in lieu of our regular Proverbs 31 study, here’s a quick laundry room epiphany I had recently:   I was...
Super Suit

Super Suit

“She dresses herself with strength and makes her arms strong.” Proverbs 31:17 Strong women are not a rarity in our clan.  I believe my younger sister may be wanted in three States for murder by volleyball spike. (Or at least for obliterating the eyeglasses of...
A Little Hard Work…

A Little Hard Work…

“She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands.” Proverbs 31:13   In a moment of domestic & maternal frustration as a young mother, I called my wise sister in the States who was two years and two kids ahead of me.  I asked her how she did everything...