Proverbs 31 and the Working Mother – Part 2

proverbs 31 working mom

This is the second in a three-part series looking at The Wife of Noble Character from Proverbs 31 in the context of the contemporary working mom.  Check out Monday’s post, and return Friday for the conclusion!

On Monday we established the origins and intent of the Proverbs 31 passage and learned that it’s not necessarily a laundry list of activities for Godly women.  But that doesn’t mean that we can’t still have a little fun with it.  Here are the reasons I’ve come across that it isn’t necessarily a one-size-fits-all guideline for how women should conduct themselves. Continue reading

Proverbs 31 and the Working Mother – Part 1


proverbs 31 working mom

This is the first in a three-part series looking at The Wife of Noble Character from Proverbs 31 in the context of the contemporary working mom.  Check back Wednesday and Friday for other posts in the series!

I’ve got a bunch of things I’m going to work on “someday.”  I’m sure you do, too.  Way in the back of my mind is a list of very worthwhile projects I’d love to find time to tackle.

One of those efforts I’ve been longing to take on has been to study the Proverbs 31 woman in-depth to get a clearer sense of her income-generating efforts and how that fits into the whole “working mom” discussion in Christian circles.

Turns out, it’s completely unnecessary.  Continue reading

Thankful Thursday – Thankful for Being Known

I’m participating in Angela Strand‘s Thursday Thankful List link-up again this week.  Join us!

Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort

It’s a strange thing, being an introvert.  On the one hand I crave meaningful relationships but on the other hand it’s such hard work to develop them that they don’t happen as often as they probably should.

Solitude happens to be one of my love languages.   Continue reading

Monday Mom Confession


We all have those things that we do that we’re not particularly proud of.  I’m not talking about “I know this issue is highly charged but I believe the choice I make is in my child’s best interest.”  I’m talking about “I totally know I shouldn’t do this but it makes my life easier so I’m gonna do it anyway.Continue reading

Thankful Thursday – Thankful For the Story Being Written


Today I’m linking up with my friend Angela Strand who is hosting a “Thankful List” link-up on Thursdays.  This time of year is full of thankfulness, is it not?  And it’s almost always possible to come up with something to be thankful for, but how often do we dig deep and find thankfulness in the things that might not seem like they deserve gratitude? Continue reading

Always, Always Have A Plan


This is a picture of Saturday’s grocery shopping trip.  My weekly budget is $140.  But before you congratulate me for being so right-on-the-money, let me assure you that it should have been about half this much. Continue reading

Fall Fun

We had gone to the early service at church so we could catch the Seahawks game.

It didn’t look good.  Before the first half was even over, must husband turned off the TV.  “Get in the car, kids.  We’re going to the pumpkin farm!

Mind you, we didn’t actually need to go to the pumpkin farm.  We grew our own this year.

pumpkins copy

Continue reading


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 223 other followers