Saturday, November 10, 2012

Happy Birthday!

I just want to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my wonderful mother! You are the Proverbs 31 mother to me.  Your love and care for your family and others is beautiful.  You give so selflessly of yourself, even when you are worn-out and exhausted. Always making our home a place where we feel loved. I am so blessed that God gave me a mother who has brought me up in the ways of the Lord. Thank you mom for all that you do for me!!! I LOVE YOU!

Proverbs 31:10-31
                 An excellent wife who can find?
                                She is far more precious than jewels.
                The heart of her husband trusts in her,
                                and he will have no lack of gain.
                She does him good, and not harm,
                                all the days of her life.
                She seeks wool and flax,
                                and works with willing hands.
                She is like the ships of the merchant;
                                she brings her food from afar.
                She rises while it is yet night
                                and provides food for her household
                                and portions for her maidens.
                She considers a field and buys it;
                                with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard.
                She dresses herself with strength
                                and makes her arms strong.
                She perceives that her merchandise is profitable.
                                Her lamp does not go out at night.
                She puts her hands to the distaff,
                                and her hands hold the spindle.
                She opens her hand to the poor
                                and reaches out her hands to the needy.
                She is not afraid of snow for her household,
                                for all her household are clothed in scarlet.
                She makes bed coverings for herself;
                                her clothing is fine linen and purple.
                Her husband is known in the gates
                                when he sits among the elders of the land.
                She makes linen garments and sells them;
                                she delivers sashes to the merchant.
                Strength and dignity are her clothing,
                                and she laughs at the time to come.
                She opens her mouth with wisdom,
                                and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.
                She looks well to the ways of her household
                                and does not eat the bread of idleness.
                Her children rise up and call her blessed;
                                her husband also, and he praises her:
                “Many women have done excellently,
                                but you surpass them all.”
                Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain,
                                but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
                Give her of the fruit of her hands,
                                and let her works praise her in the gates.