There She Goes

Hymn to a Good Wife* A good woman is hard to find, and worth far more than diamonds. Her husband trusts her without reserve, and never has reason to regret it. Never spiteful, she treats him generously all her life long. She shops around for the best yarns and cottons, and enjoys knitting and sewing. She’s... Continue Reading →

She’s the Gift

Our year of spending time with the Proverbs 31 woman is almost over, but before we wrap things up next month, I'd like to peek into her heart around the holidays. There's so much to say here. Should I take the angle that she's ready to flour up the kitchen and host a spontaneous family... Continue Reading →

Justice and Mercy

We're about to enter the season of practicing gratitude for what we have and those we love. It's a time for considering others as more important than ourselves, remembering that it's still more blessed to give than to receive. Shall we inaugurate this change of weather and thought with a little outward-focused contemplation? Our adventure... Continue Reading →

Healthy Girl

Leaves begin their ever-startling transformation, pumpkin spice everything makes its way to shop shelves, and kids flock back to their classrooms. As we wrap up this unseasonably warm September, let's revisit Ms. Proverbs 31 in her own context: self. She dresses herself with strength and makes her arms strong. (v 17) Strength and dignity are... Continue Reading →

Soul on Fire

She breathes in coffee and Jesus on her way to work. Prayer snuggles against her heart as she puts the kids down for a nap. When school threatens to overwhelm, the peace that passes all understanding beckons like a friend. It can look a thousand different ways, but the Proverbs 31 woman makes soul care... Continue Reading →

She Walks in Black and White

Do you find ambiguity frustrating? As a 1 on the Enneagram, I enjoy some good old-fashioned dichotomies: the solid world of black-and-white truth. Sometimes life doesn't allow for that, but if you gather up the bunches of Scripture that pertain to a girl who trusts God, you'll discover there's a pleasant clarity about what kind... Continue Reading →

She Dwells

You can tell a lot about a person by simply walking through her house. Pictures, smells, objects, colors, fabrics: each space is a window into its occupant's heart. As we dwell on the Proverbs 31 woman, let's look at where she dwells. She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat... Continue Reading →

She Makes

This month we've focused a lot on making stuff, on echoing our Creator in His rhythm of bringing beauty from chaos. We'll wrap up the theme by taking a look at how the Proverbs 31 woman, that brave lady of valor, uses her creativity. Keep in mind that while we are to find inspiration in... Continue Reading →

Girl Boss

Every woman works. Some work in an office, some work outside, some work from home, some work at home. God has wired ladies to be productive contributors to His kingdom. And despite the modern women's lib waves, He wired us to be productive contributors to His kingdom long before any talk of glass ceilings was... Continue Reading →

Pillow Talk

Our culture has gone through a gigantic shift when it comes to openness about sex. My grandparents' generation could hardly whisper about it, but today, unless you're Amish, you can't go any significant amount of time without being boldly confronted by it via billboards, commercials, movies, music, magazines, social media, etc., etc., etc. I think... Continue Reading →

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