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Her Children Rise Up and Call Her Blessed

“Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies…Her children arise up, and call her blessed.” Proverbs 31:10, 28
 

There are some lovely, old-fashioned words that I am sorry to see go out of vogue. One of those delightful words is virtuous.  For many Christian women the term virtuous woman is synonymous with Proverbs 31.  This seems appropriate, since the last twenty-two verses of that familiar chapter of Scripture give us a beautiful description of a virtuous, or…

The Tapestry

“But as for me, I trust in You, O Lord; I say, ‘You are my God.’ My times are in Your hand…”  Psalm 31:14-15a

 I’m excited about my new website and blog, and I truly appreciate you taking the time to check it out. Although, from time to time I’ve made a stab at writing consistently, I have never been successful at it. However, a few people have encouraged me to write regularly, and I’ve even received some requests from young ladies asking…

The God Who sees, Who hears, Who cares

“Grief has an eloquent voice when mercy is the listener.” CH Spurgeon

“And the Angel of the Lord said to her: ‘Behold, you are with child, and you shall bear a son. You shall call his name Ishmael, because the Lord has heard your affliction’…Then she called the name of the Lord who spoke to her, You-Are-the God-Who-Sees…”

 

It’s been one of those seasons. You know, those times when you find yourself dealing with more than the usual number of disappointments,…

Let Me Be a Woman

“Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.” Proverbs 31:30

Let Me Be a Woman is the title of a book written by missionary author, Elisabeth Elliot. The subtitle is Thoughts on Womanhood for Valerie, which are meditations on womanhood penned by Mrs. Elliot as a gift for her daughter. Valerie was engaged to be married, and her mother lovingly wrote of what it means to be a woman as…

Love for a Lifetime

THE BEAUTY OF A MARRIAGE THAT ENDURES

“…rejoice in the wife of your youth…” Proverbs 5:18

I can hardly believe that forty years ago today I was preparing for one of the most exciting and life changing days of my life. Forty years! That’s a really long time! Is there any way I could convince you that we were only twelve and sixteen? In all seriousness, I remember our wedding rehearsal the night before I became Mrs. Don Currin. I was…