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Proverbs 31 Woman

A Wife of Noble Character10 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. I have been blessed beyond words by my relationship with Katie, yet I will give it a try.
She is virtuous (vÉ™rCHo͞o noun "behavior showing high moral standards.") to the utmost degree. She is invaluable as a resource, way more than wealth or riches. She is the most trustworthy person I know--always following through on her word and keeping every promise she makes. She makes wise decisions and her gut response has navigated us through many troubled waters.

13She finds wool and flaxand 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 householdand plan the day’s work for her servant girls.

She cuts coupons but not corners. She creates crafts and prepares …

Pizza vs Potlucks

Yesterday my church family got together and had a party. It was a hot, muggy day in Cincinnati but we didn't let that stop us from getting together and playing games together and eating food. Fun authenticates forgiveness and helps build real-ationships (see what I did there?) in a way that attending church services and Bible studies alone cannot do. It gives us a chance to see each other sweat, wear gym shorts, spill water, eat cookies, and laugh out loud. It was a sweet time.

The lunch arrangement was for everyone to bring a side dish to share. Dale and a few others prepared hotdogs and meat while everyone's side dishes lined a table in the shade. Everyone brought something to the table and there was plenty left over for people to take home.

Watching the potluck unfold gave me some new fodder for my theological brain:
The Church was designed to be a potluck experience. Everyone brings something to the table and each of our unique dishes combine to create a whole dinner. We al…