Skip to main content

The Proverbial Woman

I don't know how you feel about Proverbs 31, but it's always been an inspiring scripture passage to me.  I don't pretend to actually BE The Proverbial Woman, but I think that she represents what I can strive for as a godly woman.

Lately, however, I have felt like I've been really falling short of serving my husband and kiddos in the way that I should.  I don't mean by "serving" that I should be slaving away daylight to dusk, but truly making our house a home and giving my all emotionally.  I have felt behind on everything house-wise and very short on patience lately, to just be honest.  I need some serious time-management therapy--even when and especially when our schedule is totally crazy.

Because of all of these thoughts floating around in my head recently, I was thrilled when I saw the new summer Bible study that Good Morning Girls and Women Living Well is hosting: The Proverbs 31 Woman, One Virtue at a Time.  It's going to be for 14 weeks--all through the summer--and will go through the the chapter one virtue at a time. I am excited about digging deeper into this passage!

It's not too late to jump on board either, if you're interested.  Just click those links above and it'll take you to all of the info you need to join in.

I would also encourage you to talk some girlfriends into doing this study with you.  Having that accountability will make all the difference!  I know that I've tried doing an online study before and failed miserably in keeping up.  This time, however, I have gathered together a group of friends who are participating along with me.  We're going to hold each other accountable and encourage each other throughout this study.  I know it will make all the difference.


Kathy said…
I feel the same exact way lately and feel as though life has been so busy that I haven't really spent quality time with my family lately.

I also love the GMG studies, I did the winter one this year and it was the first time in my life when I consistently read the Bible for 12 wks straight. But then when the study ended, so did I and I didn't read or have quiet time for a couple weeks. So I am SO happy the study is back and I'm recommitted and ready to start fresh! It's going to be a great summer!!
Lori said…
Thanks for sharing this! Our ladies bible just ended for the summer so I am going to try to participate in this. I also let them know I found them through you. Well I guess I need to go so I can get studying! :)

Chris said…
Hi Lora, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
Sara H said…
"I am excited about digging deeper into this passage!" Me, too. Now that I've made peace with the woman. ;)

Popular posts from this blog

The Making of an Egyptian Death Mask

We are learning all about the ancient world this year with Story of the World I and loving it! We've been learning a lot about Egypt, of course, which is completely fascinating. Most recently we have studied the New Kingdom of Egypt, which includes the story of King Tut. So we decided making an Egyptian death mask in the style of King Tut's would be a fun project.

First since it was too cold at the time to paper mache in the garage (it probably would have frozen instead of dried-ha) and it was too messy to do it in the house, we decided to pick up a couple of cheap craft masks at Hobby Lobby.

Next we cut out cardboard shapes to complete the shape of the death mask, attaching them with hot glue. Vince even put a little detail on the *beard* with the hot glue per The Princess' request.

Then the kiddos started to paint them with this metallic gold tempera paint. It worked okay for the cardboard, but would not coat the plastic of the mask. We thought maybe a second coat wo…

Door Hanger Chore Charts

My kids have had a chore chart for a while.  It's one of those magnetic boards and they share it.  However, it's not by their rooms and often they (and I) forget to update it.  Plus it's a little bulky.  
When I saw the concept of a door hanger chore chart on Pinterest, I loved it!  It was compact, right there were the kiddos could see it coming out and going into their rooms, and it costs almost nothing to make.  

I headed over to one of my favorite stores: Hobby Lobby, of course.  They  have these little wooden door hangers for .79.  I also grabbed a couple of packets of decorative buttons for $1.99 each.  I already had the clothes pins and the paint so those cost me nothing.  
I began by painting the door hangers (I used tempera paints because that's what I had).  Then I grabbed a fine point Sharpie and the clothes pins and started writing chores on them, making sure to write them correctly so they will clip on the right direction.  
The left side of the door hange…

Making Notebooks

Recently I tried out a new craft idea~and it was SO much fun!! And extremely frugal, too. That's always a bonus, right? So here we go:

1. Take your basic composition notebook (purchased at the back-to-school sales for .99 each).

2. Go to your craft supplies and get your Mod Podge ready, along with a good paintbrush.

3. Look through all those scrapbook papers you've been randomly collecting and choose some.

3. After choosing your paper for the cover of your book and trimming it to fit, start *painting* the cover with the glue. Next, give the back of your paper a good coat of glue, too. (I left the binding uncovered so that I could use a contrasting paper there later on).

4. Glue it on! Remember to smooth out any air bubbles under the paper.

5. Flip the cover open and make a few cuts on the corners so that they will fold over nice and neat, then add a little more glue to the edges of the inside cover and a little more to the paper edges.

6. Fold them over and press down. …