so nice to meet you! Thank you for stopping in. I hope you’ll stay
a while. I look forward to knowing you better. As for me, I’m on a
wonderfully crazy adventure through a not-so-ordinary life. Just as my
husband promised when we wed, there’s never a dull moment! In this
season, I’m on journey to learn more about “The Wife of Noble Character.”
Ah yes, the Proverbs 31 Woman.
confess, and I’m sure this is just one of many shortcomings I’ll have to bare
to you along the way, I had always thought of this figure to be an example for
the women who work hard in the home and home school their children. I’m
surrounded many of these awesome ladies, and they are A-MAZING, but at the end
of the day, that’s not my life. I’m a working girl who spends a minimum
of forty hours a week in the office, and I actually love it! So I’ve
toiled with questions of whether or not I’m in the right place, whether or not
I’m pursuing the right path in higher education, whether or not my pursuit of a
professional occupation should continue, whether God would be glorified to a
higher degree if I wasn’t employed full time.
a very… passionate person. My husband and I love that adjective because
it rolls off the tongue a little sweeter than stubborn and hard headed, though
the latter are true as well. Recently the Lord called me back to this
passage to reveal His truths in a different light. He asked me to stop
analyzing MY path and spend some time looking at Him. He’s even had me
out of bed in the middle of the night reading Scripture in my closet,
re-reading Proverbs 31 over and over, dissecting each line, researching
alternate meanings of words and scrutinize their significance (yes, I’m a
habitual student, a bit of a nerd in that sense.) As it turns out, this
Scripture is much larger than the little box I tried to stuff it in. My
light bulb moment… This passage is for me.
Actually, it’s meant for every woman who lives according to the will of our
Maker. He designed a unique life for each of us… Not that we would
be particularly special and praise worthy in our differences, but that that He
would be honored and glorified among the nations in so many different ways.
ready to have a ball on this journey toward the heart of God and knowledge of
the P31 Woman. My pursuit will be honest and purposeful. At the
same time, I proceed with a good sense of humor and a child-like heart.
If you’re reading this hoping to gleam great wisdom of the ages, I apologize
you had to read through my ramblings to find that you’re in the wrong
place. Ha ha. I plan to learn from Scripture and the many wonderful
women I’m surrounded by, and I imagine most of my successes will be attributed
to their wisdom. I’ll be transparent in the process, so I ask for your
forgiveness in advance for anything less than lovely. I’m prepared to
laugh at myself, to pick myself up when I fall, and I promise not to take my
toys and go home when things don’t go my way.
you’re following, please comment and share your thoughts, ideas, experiences,
etc. Let’s go through this together!
my beautiful friends, I welcome you to join me in pursuit of Proverbs 31
living with an eight to five.