Happy International Women’s Day!!! My friend & co-worker, Jonathan just went out to pick up all the ladies in the office coffee! awwwwwe! fyi: he’s single & a moG ;)

Chances are if you are a woman and a Christian, you’ve read Proverbs 31…

Have a read and be encouraged by this amazing role model! 

10 Who can find a virtuous and capable wife? 
      She is more precious than rubies. 
 11 Her husband can trust her, 
      and she will greatly enrich his life. 
 12 She brings him good, not harm, 
      all the days of her life.

 13 She finds wool and flax 
      and busily spins it. 
 14 She is like a merchant’s ship, 
      bringing her food from afar. 
 15 She gets up before dawn to prepare breakfast for her household 
      and plan the day’s work for her servant girls.

 16 She goes to inspect a field and buys it; 
      with her earnings she plants a vineyard. 
 17 She is energetic and strong, 
      a hard worker. 
 18 She makes sure her dealings are profitable; 
      her lamp burns late into the night.

 19 Her hands are busy spinning thread, 
      her fingers twisting fiber. 
 20 She extends a helping hand to the poor 
      and opens her arms to the needy. 
 21 She has no fear of winter for her household, 
      for everyone has warm clothes.

 22 She makes her own bedspreads. 
      She dresses in fine linen and purple gowns. 
 23 Her husband is well known at the city gates, 
      where he sits with the other civic leaders. 
 24 She makes belted linen garments 
      and sashes to sell to the merchants.

 25 She is clothed with strength and dignity, 
      and she laughs without fear of the future. 
 26 When she speaks, her words are wise, 
      and she gives instructions with kindness. 
 27 She carefully watches everything in her household 
      and suffers nothing from laziness.

 28 Her children stand and bless her. 
      Her husband praises her: 
 29 “There are many virtuous and capable women in the world, 
      but you surpass them all!”

 30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; 
      but a woman who fears the LORD will be greatly praised. 
 31 Reward her for all she has done. 
      Let her deeds publicly declare her praise.

                                                         -Proverbs 31:10-31

I hope you ladies know today that you are loved and valued and worth more than rubies! 

until next time,